This past week has been hotter than Africa in the middle of summer ????. The bite has been good from New Smyrna Beach south through Mosquito Lagoon. The bait has been moving in extremely thick along the intracoastal and up onto the flats. With all the bait moving in thick has made for a good bite from a variety of species. With the water temps rising the tarpon have been really active throughout the deeper water along with the jacks mixed in. The trout and redfish have been mixed in with the bait pods on the flats and the backwater bays. The early morning plug bite has been good in and around the New Smyrna area the moving to spoons and soft plastics as the sun gets higher. Live bait has been working as well from live shrimp to live finger mullet.