CFL Charters are lucky to be located close to some of the best fishing grounds in the world – Daytona Beach! Boasting the largest offshore reef and wreck system on the East Coast and easy access to Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach, a fishing trip here takes your vacation to the next level.

Head out with Captain Leon Somers, who has been fishing these waters all his life. He’ll take you to all the best spots for a variety of fish aboard a 24’ Everglades center console. She can comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests and comes equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, a wireless trolling motor, and a live well. There’s also a portable toilet to make longer trips more comfortable.

In waters as diverse as these are, a great catch is all but guaranteed. Stay closer to shore and you’ll hook into Tarpon, Black Drum, Redfish, and Snook. On longer trips, you’ll take advantage of the incredible reef system to go after the likes of Snapper, Sea Bass, Grouper, Cobia, and Sharks.

Not only will Capt. Leon help you track down a trophy catch, but he’ll also bring along top-notch equipment. You’ll find Open Face spinning reels and Penn and Tiger rods on board. At the end of the trip, the first mate is happy to clean and fillet your catch. He works hard to make sure you have a good time and tips are appreciated.

Bring along enough drinks and snacks to keep you going and you’re ready to head out on your adventure. See just how fast and furious Daytona Beach is aboard CFL Charters!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Make the most of the morning bite and head out for 4 hours of offshore fishing in the waters surrounding Daytona Beach! You'll head about 10 miles out and search the reefs and wrecks for a variety of bottom-feeding fishing. You'll use gear and live bait provided by Capt. Leon and his first mate.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Head out for 4 hours of incredible inshore fishing in the waters surrounding Daytona Beach! Capt. Leon Somers takes you into the world-famous Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, and Spruce Creek to land trophy fish. Hook Tarpon, Redfish, Black Drum, and Snook with top-notch gear. All you'll need to bring are drinks and snacks!
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About the Captain

Leon Somers
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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7 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since September 2015
Captain Leon Somers was raised fishing and sailing on these waters. If you like the thrill of deep sea fishing, you should know that big fights are his specialty! He'll put his lifetime of local fishing and boating experience to good use as you explore world-famous inshore waters and the greatest reef and wreck system on Florida's eastern coast. Hop aboard!

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Targeted Species

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

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Everglades 243 (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

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 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
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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Kelli M.
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on February 18, 2021
Captain Leon went above and beyond!!!! We had an outstanding trip. Caught 3 sharks plus many more fish. Greatest fishing charter...
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Great day fishing with Captain Leon!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on October 1, 2020
Captain Leon made this trip extremely fun and enjoyable!  Captain Leon took us to several different spots to fish and we caught...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on September 1, 2020
Capt. Leon is a badass! In Capt. Leon we trust!
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore on January 13, 2021
Great fishing with Capt Leon!!!!
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