Daytona Beach Fishing

Versatility is what fishing out of Daytona Beach is all about. Part of the Intercoastal Waterway and caressing Daytona's shores from top to bottom, the Halifax river is the area's preeminent inshore body of water, riddled with ledges, underdocks and plenty of natural structure, all of which double as an ideal nursery for the full roster of Florida's favorite game fish, including Snook, Redfish and the resident population of Speckled Sea Trout. Emptying into the Halifax River on the north and with over 90 unique species of fish recorded in its waters, the Tomoka River is renowned not only for its generous Redfish and Trout seasons, but perhaps even more so the likes of Black Drum, Snook, Snapper, Flounder and even Tarpon. On the other hand, if the northern bite ever appears to be off by even the slightest, venturing down south pass the Ponce De Leon Inlet quickly puts you on some of the most fertile backwaters of the entire East Coast, as the Indian River and the famous Mosquito Lagoon rarely disappoint when it comes to its Red Drum and Gator Trout potential. Finally, for the true offshore enthusiast, a variety of natural and artificial reefs serve as a year-round repository of Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish and Sea Bass, while trolling further into the Gulf waters often produces prized catches such as Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo and more!

Known For

“The World’s Most Famous Beach”, Daytona International Speedway, Ponce de Leon Lighthouse, Boardwalk Amusement Area and Main Street Pier, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Manatee Island Park, Tarragona Tower, Bike Week, Daytona Lagoon, The Casements, Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory

Rules & Regulations

A fishing license is not required for anglers fishing aboard a guided boat or a for-hire charter, as long as the vessel has a valid charter captain or charter boat permit.

Daytona Beach Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.