Down South Fishing Company

Have a fun and productive fishing day with Down South Fishing Company. While exploring the inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters of New Smyrna Beach in Florida, you’ll have the chance to catch many interesting fish species as well as enjoy the gorgeous beauty of the area. Captain William McNutt will keep you company and give you any help you need to have a pleasant experience on the water.

Your journey will start on a 26’ Parker cuddy cabin that can accommodate 6 anglers. It runs on a twin 200 HP Suzuki engine and has got quality GPS, fishfinder, and radio systems for safe and efficient navigation. It’s equipped with downriggers, outriggers, and livewell, and there’s an ice-box to store your fish and drinks. On board will also be a first mate to give you any help you may need.

There’s plenty of various fish you can catch. There’s Jack Crevalle, Mahi Mahi, Black Seabass, Red Snapper, Wahoo, and many other interesting species. Using light and heavy tackle, you’ll have the chance to try out different fishing styles, including bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, as well as jigging. The boat’s family-friendly so children are welcome to join in. You can choose whether you’ll keep the fish you catch or release it back to the water.

Captain William provides all rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as live bait and lures. He’s also got you covered for fishing licenses, so the only thing you’ll need to bring is some food and drinks to stay energized throughout the trip.

Come to New Smyrna Beach and embark on a fishing adventure with Down South Fishing Company!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    Experience bluewater Gulf Stream action at its finest, full of trolling for pelagics and deep-drop bottom fishing. We will provide all necessary gear and licenses. Just be sure to bring sun protection, snacks, and drinks. We look forward to a day full of true offshore fishing with you and your loved ones!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    Enjoy a true offshore experience full of deepwater bottom fishing and trolling. All licenses and gear will be provided for you. Just be sure to bring sun protection, snacks, and drinks. We look forward to making some fishing memories with you!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $725
    This 6 hour trip will give you the opportunity to experience nearshore trolling and reef fishing with enough time to get offshore, catch fish, and be back in time to cook your catch for dinner. We provide all the fishing gear and necessary licenses for you. Just be sure to bring sun protection, snacks, and drinks. We look forward to a great day on the water with you and your loved ones!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    A 6 hour trip will give you ample time to experience the river inlet and inshore waters at their finest. We will provide all the fishing gear and licenses for you. Just be sure to bring sun protection, snacks, and drinks. We look forward to enjoying a variety of inshore fishing fun with you!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    On a 4-hour trip, you will experience the amazing river and inlet fishing targeting Red Drum, Snook, and a variety of inshore species. We will provide all necessary gear and licenses. Just be sure to bring sun protection, snacks, and drinks. We look forward to a fun morning of fishing and making memories with you and your loved ones!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $400
    On your 4-hour trip, you will experience the amazing river and inlet fishing targeting Red Drum, Snook, and a variety of inshore species. We will provide all necessary gear and licenses. Just be sure to bring sun protection, snacks, and drinks. We look forward to a fun afternoon of fishing and making memories with you and your loved ones!
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About the Captain

William McNutt
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
83 Customer Reviews
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Member since December 2020
Captain William McNutt invites you for a fishing adventure on the waters around New Smyrna Beach. Fishing has always been a passion and a way of life for me. Years ago when I decided to make fishing my career. I made my self a promise to never let it turn into a job and have fun no matter what and that's just what we will do.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Parker (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 49 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Jake B.
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on October 14, 2021
Captain William and his First Mate Sam made this a very special day for my son. William knew that this trip was for my son...
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Daniel F.
Memphis, TN
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Six hour trip was incredible

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 13, 2021
Captain William, First Mate Murray and Sam the golden retriever were all fantastic.  Captain William and Murray each took...
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Kyle W.
Etty, KY
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An awesome fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (Evening) on June 10, 2021
We absolutely enjoyed the evening fishing with Captain William. We booked an inshore fishing trip and we had a great time....
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CODY J.
Orlando, Florida
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6 hours trip!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore on May 12, 2021
Well worth the money and the time. We signed up for 6 hours and it was worth every minute. They will do all the baiting and...
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Catawba, NC
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore on June 18, 2021
Great time, myself and four family members went fishing for the first time. Captain William and first mate Ryan were great...
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FAQs about Down South Fishing Company

Down South Fishing Company offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $725 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Down South Fishing Company, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Down South Fishing Company include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Down South Fishing Company offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Down South Fishing Company offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Down South Fishing Company include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo