Ferg's Guide Service

As seen on Addictive Fishing! Ferg’s Guide Service welcomes you to New Smyrna Beach. Have an enjoyable and exciting day on the water as you fish Florida’s productive grounds and observe beautiful nature. Skilled and friendly anglers, Captains Austin and Cole Ferguson will take you to various inshore and nearshore locations, including the backcountry, reefs, and wrecks, and do their best to help you make a great catch. Book today and secure yourself a fun fishing experience with Ferg’s Guide Service!

You’ll fish from a 22’ Pathfinder bay boat that can accommodate up to 4 guests. It runs a 200 HP Yamaha V6 engine, uses GPS, fishfinder, and radio systems for navigation, and is equipped with a wireless trolling motor. The boat also has an ice-box and a livewell.

There’s a wide and excellent choice of fish to catch. You can go after Snapper, Blacktip Shark, Tarpon, Pompano, Jack Crevalle, as well as many more species. Using light or heavy tackle, you’ll catch them by trolling, spinning, as well as bottom, fly, and drift fishing. All you reel in is yours to keep if you wish. Children are welcome to join on board, so don’t hesitate about bringing them along.

The crew will provide you with all the fishing gear except for fly fishing. You’re also covered for fishing licenses, live bait, lures, as well as drinks, so you’ll just need to bring some food before you depart. You can also have your catch cleaned and filleted at no extra charge.

Hop aboard and enjoy a fine day’s fishing with Ferg’s Guide Service.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 hour Inshore AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $350
    On a 3 hour trip, you will fish the inlet and intracoastal. You will be targeting species such as Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, and Snapper to name a few.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Inshore PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $400
    On a 3 hour trip, you will fish the inlet and intracoastal. You will be targeting species such as Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, and Snapper to name a few.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $425
    Ever wondered what it's like to battle a Shark? If so, this is the trip where you can find out! These apex predators are always ready to fight, making this trip exciting and memorable.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $425
    On a 4-hour trip, you will fish the inlet and intracoastal. You will be targeting species such as Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, and Snapper to name a few.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $425
    On a 4-hour trip, you will fish the inlet and intracoastal. You will be targeting species such as Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, and Snapper to name a few.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $575
    Booking a six-hour trip Inshore will allow you and the crew more time to find the fish. You will fish the inlet and intracoastal waters in search of Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, Sheepshead, Pompano, Tarpon, and more. The season determines the targeted species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Near Shore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $650
    Booking a 6 hour Near Shore trip will allow you and the crew more time to find the fish. You will fish the beach and near shore reefs/wrecks for Tarpon, Bonita, Jacks, Cobia, Tripletail and Sharks.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Bonito
    Bonito
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FAQs about Ferg's Guide Service

Ferg's Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 hour Inshore AM (3 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - 3 Hour Inshore PM (3 hours)
  • US $425 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Shark Trip (4 hours)
  • US $425 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $425 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $575 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip Near Shore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Ferg's Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Ferg's Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Ferg's Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Ferg's Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ferg's Guide Service include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Austin & Cole Ferguson
Port Orange, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
206 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2021
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Captains Austin and Cole Ferguson welcome you to their charter in New Smyrna Beach and offer to take you fishing to many different inshore and nearshore spots. Wherever you go, the productive waters will offer you plenty of various species to reel in and return home with a fine catch.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Pompano Pompano

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha V6 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

February and March Fishing report
February and March Fishing report
February 6, 2024
February/March Fishing Report February 7, 2024 INSHORE: Ponce Inlet and its surrounding areas boast some spectacular fishing opportunities in the late winter and early spring. On inshore trips, our primary target species this time of year include sheepshead, pompano, black drum, whiting, snook and redfish. The sheepshead typically cooperate the best and are commonly found around man-made structure such as jetties, rock piles, docks and seawalls. They can't resist a crustacean bait such as shrimp, sandfleas or fiddler crabs presented naturally, which is why we typically don't leave the dock without at least two of the three this time of year. Sheepshead make for excellent table fare, and we certainly do not mind harvesting them if they make the legal-size limit of 12". Any fish that we keep on your trip can be filleted and bagged for no extra charge. NEARSHORE: The nearshore fishing can also be very good in the coming months. Weakfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Giant "Bull" Redfish and even sharks can be caught around many of our nearshore artificial reefs. There is often opportunities for spanish mackerel and bluefish along the beaches this time of year as well. If the timing is just right, you may even get to witness a Manta Ray or two migrating North as the water temperature begins to rise. Often times they will have cobia swimming with them on their journey, which makes for the ultimate sight casting experience. OFFSHORE: This is an awesome time of year to target snapper on the artificial reefs within 20 miles of the inlet. On a 6–8-hour charter, we will be dropping natural baits such as live shrimp, squid, and cut baits, looking for lane, mangrove and vermillion snapper. It's almost a sure bet that you will catch your fill of the 'endangered' red snapper and possibly even a mutton snapper or cobia in the process. On our full day trips, we will often mix in a bit of trolling where king mackerel, mahi-mahi, blackfin tuna, wahoo, barracuda and even sailfish are possible encounters. However peak trolling season will usually kick off towards late March and last through the end of May.
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