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.

The premium times for Tarpon are late July through September. The jumbo Redfish will begin showing during these times as well but will continue through November. In late fall, you will begin fishing Flounder and Sheepshead along with the usual Redfish, Black Drum and Sharks. 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 (2 people only).

Armed with decades of fishing experience under his belt, Captain Todd can accommodate novice anglers and veterans alike. He’ll supply you with rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as fishing licenses, and water. Feel free to bring your own lunch if you fancy a snack during the trip, as well as a pair of sunglasses and a hat so you can fish and relax.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • 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
    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
    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 2:00 PM
    $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
28 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
64 Customer Reviews
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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 35 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
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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Danielle C.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 15, 2021
Captain Todd showed my boys an awesome time out on the water!  They spent 4 hours fishing and catching exactly what they told...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 19, 2021
My Daughter and I had a great trip would highly recommend it. Great fishing experience will be back again
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 7, 2021
Todd Is awesome! A day with him on the water and we are all friends now!
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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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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 29, 2021
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FAQs about Spot Stalker Charters Ponce Inlet

Spot Stalker Charters Ponce Inlet offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore / Inlet (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Spot Stalker Charters Ponce Inlet, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Spot Stalker Charters Ponce Inlet include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Spinning Rods)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Upon Request)

Spot Stalker Charters Ponce Inlet offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Spot Stalker Charters Ponce Inlet offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Spot Stalker Charters Ponce Inlet include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Bonito
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout