Spot Stalker Charters invites you to team up with Captain Todd Vivian for an exciting fishing trip in the inshore and nearshore waters over at Florida’s East Coast. He will take you fishing along Ponce Inlet and the New Smyrna Beach area to show you where the finest fishing spots around are hidden.

Your boat for the day will be a Spyder FX19 Vapor TRC. It’s powered by a 115 HP Yamaha outboard and has a Minn Kota trolling motor that helps it navigate shallow waters with ease. Equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, and all the regulation safety gear, it’s got all you need for a productive day on the water.

Armed with decades of fishing experience under his belt, Captain Todd can accommodate novice anglers and veterans alike. Some of the species you can expect to encounter on a trip are Cobia, Sharks, Redfish, Kingfish, and more besides. Make sure to let Todd know if you’re a fan of fishing on the fly - he’ll be happy to provide you with fly gear if you need it.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of any given trip, as well as fishing licenses and water. Feel free to bring your own lunch if you fancy a snack during the trip, as well with a pair of sunglasses and a hat so you can fish and relax.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip Beach
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 30
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    There's hardly a better way to spend a day than by fishing for a big fish until you drop. Kingfish can be found near the beach for the best part of the year while Sharks, Snook, and Bonita can be found on the beach or not far off at almost any time.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore / Inlet
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    A typical 3/4 day trip is dependent on the time of year when it comes to species you can go after. For most of the year, you can find Kingfish on just a short trip from the beach. Year-round, Sharks, Snook and Bonita are found on the beach or nearby. The July - September period will have you tackling Tarpon, Sharks, and Snook right on the beach.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Fishing at the best time of day for a good bite. You will be fishing the shallow water/flats areas, mostly sight fishing when conditions allow. Target species include Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, and Trout. Available AM or PM
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Fishing in the Afternoon/Early Evening generally after the morning hustle - bustle has subsided and things are settling back down.
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About the Captain

Todd Vivian
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
25 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
45 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2016
I began fishing the flats and backwaters of Florida over 20 years ago. I have lived in Florida now since 2008 and spend over 200 days a year on the water in the Mosquito Lagoon and North Indian River areas. I grew up in the Pacific NW and fishing is some of my earliest memories. After college I went to work for Lamiglas, Inc. as a rod/blank designer. Lamiglas is one of the NW's largest Fishing Rod Manufacturers. After 20 years designing rods for Lamiglas I moved to Florida where I have been designing rod building components and equipment along with rod blanks for Mud Hole Custom Tackle.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Bonito Bonito
Flounder Flounder

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Spyder (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha V4F engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Marc T.
Lake Worth, Florida
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Awesome experience

3/4 Day Trip – Inshore / Inlet on September 27, 2020
Todd is the man.he knows his region well and knows how to find the fish,I had the best day of “catching” I’ve ever had...
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Half day near shore with Capt Todd

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 6, 2020
We had a fantastic day of fishing with Todd. We caught a large variety of fish, and he really coached us well how to hook em...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 7, 2021
We fished the intercoastal waterway then some of the back creeks and then underneath the bridges had a lot of fun.
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DeLand, FL
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore / Inlet on January 3, 2020
Todd worked hard to make our experience rewarding.  Very knowledgeable and went the extra mile to give us a great day.
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Michael K.
Daytona Beach, FL
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Half day trip with Todd we fished two more than half day real good deal

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 27, 2019
Thanks Todd for a great trip.  Mike Bill and Austin
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