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If you're look for diverse angling, a New Smyrna Beach fishing charter might be just the thing for you. With the Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River Lagoon, and Atlantic Ocean at your fingertips, you’re hard-pressed to go home empty-handed. Larger than life fishing without the crowds? We’re sold!

Head to the popular Mosquito Lagoon and you'll hook into Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon. For monster-sized fish, explore the Indian River Lagoon’s diverse ecosystem of mangroves, oyster bars, and channels. Bull Redfish and Gator Trout stick around all year and the opportunities to hook into record-breaking sized fish are endless.

Head out from Ponce Inlet and you’ll hit productive reefs, home to bottom feeders such as  Snapper, Grouper, and Triggerfish, in no time. For pelagic species including Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and even Sailfish, you’ll need to head about 40 miles out and into the Gulf Stream.

A half day trip in the Mosquito and Indian River Lagoon gives you enough time to pull a few fish onto the boat, but opt for a full day trip to get your hands on some monster-sized catch. If you’re looking to go past the continental shelf and into Gulf Stream, a full day or extended full day trip is recommended.

Most charters depart from boat ramps along the Indian River North, providing easy access to inshore and backcountry waters. For Atlantic-facing adventures, hop on a charter taking off from South Atlantic Avenue and minimize your travel time into deep waters.

Rules & Regulations

Like all Florida saltwater fishing charters, your New Smyrna Beach captain covers your license. For freshwater adventures, you'll need to purchase your own online or from a local DNR vendor. Bagging and seasonality vary depending on where you're fishing so it's best to head out with an experienced guide. 

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January

With clear waters in the backcountry, winter in New Smyrna Beach is a paradise for anglers. Sight fishing is the name of the game so be on the look out for tailing Redfish making their way through the shallow waters. 

February

Inshore fishing continues to be rewarding, with beautiful blue skies and mild temperatures sending away the winter blues. Head to the reefs for Amberjack and Snapper or stick closer to shore and hook into Trout and Redfish.

March

As the waters start to warm up, the baitfish move inshore. Fishing for Sheepshead inshore is not to be missed! Nearshore, watch out for migrating Manta Rays – there's almost always Cobia following closely behind.

April

With temperatures averaging between 60–79 degrees, April in New Smyrna beach is beautiful. Get out on the water and make the most of the Cobia, Kingfish, and Shark bite.

May

Escape Orlando's crowds and enjoy a relaxed day on the water in the lagoon or Atlantic ocean. Warmer currents offshore bring pelagics like Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo as close as 20 miles to shore.

June

Tarpon fishing heats up along the beaches as the weather gets hot. Afternoon storms are common, making a morning charter the safest choice. The calm nearshore waters make for excellent bottom fishing.

July

Some real rod-benders can be caught out of New Smyrna Beach in July. Summertime is perfect for battling Sharks inshore, or Mahi Mahi offshore. In the reefs, get your hands on covetable Red Snapper!

August

If you're after Tarpon, this is one of your best shots! Head into the Lagoon for trophy "Silver Kings." If an offshore adventure is more your speed, head into the Gulf Stream for Mahi Mahi or into the reefs for Grouper.

September

The fall mullet run attracts migratory fish close to shore. If you're after a Bull Redfish, this is the time to go for it. Don't miss the annual FishStock festival for tournaments, panels, and bargains. 

October

The weather begins to cool and the southward migration continues. Hook into Sailfish, Kingfish, and Wahoo offshore or make the most of the incredible Seatrout and Redfish bite in the Indian River.

November

As we transition into winter, the inshore lagoons become increasingly appealing. Trout, Redfish, and Snook can be caught through to February, while Wahoo, Sailfish, and Kingfish bite hard offshore.

December

Bottom fishing is great at this time of year, with Snapper and Grouper moving into the nearshore reefs. Inshore, there's plenty of Sheepshead, making for fun fishing and great eating over the holiday period. 

New Smyrna Beach Fishing Calendar

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6 hour trip with Captain J.
Josh D. fished with Bad Juju Charters on September 18, 2021
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Awesome time to hook up on some reds and tarpon.
Half Day Inshore with Captain William
Delecta R. fished with Down South Fishing Company on September 9, 2021
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Just have fun being on the water, and the catch will be icing on the cake.
Must do !!! An Adventure, Experience, Unforgettable Memory
Jimmy G. fished with NSB Shark Hunters on August 14, 2021
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Go to NSB shark Hunters book with Dustin you will not regret it.
Half Day Trip With Kids
Samantha C. fished with Central Florida Fishing Charters on August 12, 2021
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Plenty to catch at all times of the day.
Huge family fun with BIG AL!
James C. fished with Big Als Inshore Charter Service on August 3, 2021
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Fish with someone who knows the back area unless your hitting up Ponce inlet. We like the mangrove for the kids.
6 hour off shore trip with William.
Andy M. fished with Down South Fishing Company on April 12, 2021
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Get ready for a fun filled charter with plenty of action.
April fishing trip
George D. fished with East Florida Fishing Charters on April 2, 2021
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Pray for a day that was not so windy and cold. Captain Gary did an excellent job under challenging conditions. Filleting the sheepshead must have been brutal in the cold wind. I would not hesitate to go fishing with Gary again.
December fishing trip
Matt R. fished with Davy Jones Fishing Company on December 29, 2020
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Find captain davy jones great guy just like the average person

FAQs about Fishing Charters in New Smyrna Beach

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in New Smyrna Beach costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $449, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $779. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in New Smyrna Beach is 22 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Bad Juju Charters, Big Als Inshore Charter Service, and Davy Jones Fishing Company are some of the most popular fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach.

Bad Juju Charters, Big Als Inshore Charter Service, and Davy Jones Fishing Company all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in New Smyrna Beach.

The best way to experience fishing in New Smyrna Beach is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and heavy tackle. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and river fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The weather begins to cool and the southward migration continues. Hook into Sailfish, Kingfish, and Wahoo offshore or make the most of the incredible Seatrout and Redfish bite in the Indian River. Check availability for local fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach.

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