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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. 

New Smyrna Beach
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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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We were novices, but the fish were biting all day. We didn't catch anything big, but we caught a huge variety of fish, which made it a fun day.
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We were novices, but the fish were biting all day. We didn't catch anything big, but we caught a huge variety of fish, which made it a fun day.
Jake  B.
Jake B. Lee's Summit, Missouri
Just have fun being on the water, and the catch will be icing on the cake.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just have fun being on the water, and the catch will be icing on the cake.
Delecta  R.
Delecta R. Taylors, SC
Fish with someone who knows the back area unless your hitting up Ponce inlet. We like the mangrove for the kids.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fish with someone who knows the back area unless your hitting up Ponce inlet. We like the mangrove for the kids.
James  C.
James C. United States
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.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
George  D.
George D. Talleyville, DE
Nothing really, this was our first time fishing there, and we had an awesome time!!! And the only reason I say no it wasn't what I expected at booking, or not to did we catch the fish we wanted, was cause we thought we were going out deeper, and the fish would be different, and bigger. But it doesn't take anything away from the fact we caught fish we never thought we'd catch, seen fish we've never seen before, and it was just an amazing time!!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Nothing really, this was our first time fishing there, and we had an awesome time!!! And the only reason I say no it wasn't what I expected at booking, or not to did we catch the fish we wanted, was cause we thought we were going out deeper, and the fish would be different, and bigger. But it doesn't take anything away from the fact we caught fish we never thought we'd catch, seen fish we've never seen before, and it was just an amazing time!!!
Delores  L.
Delores L. Orlando, Florida
We enjoyed the intracoastal option for big fish without the seasick risk of the ocean.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We enjoyed the intracoastal option for big fish without the seasick risk of the ocean.
Karen  C.
Karen C. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Make sure to pack sunscreen, water, and some mosquito spray because let’s face it, it is mosquito lagoon!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Make sure to pack sunscreen, water, and some mosquito spray because let’s face it, it is mosquito lagoon!
Jordan  C.
Jordan C. New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Be ready for a fight with those fish. Be ready for the heat. And just enjoy the experience!
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
Be ready for a fight with those fish. Be ready for the heat. And just enjoy the experience!
Kurt  S.
Kurt S. Orlando, FL
Book a full day so that you have time to make the run out to where the big fish are. It was so worth it....
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book a full day so that you have time to make the run out to where the big fish are. It was so worth it....
Steven  C.
Steven C. Byron Center, MI
It was our first time and we caught 11 fish. Don’t know if that’s good but we felt good about our day
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It was our first time and we caught 11 fish. Don’t know if that’s good but we felt good about our day
Brian  V.  V.
Brian V. V. Gainesville, Florida
Get on board with Capt. Tony and his crew! You won’t be disappointed !!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get on board with Capt. Tony and his crew! You won’t be disappointed !!!
Chris  W.
Chris W. Orlando, FL
Yes, the fishing in Mosquito Lagoon (part of the intra-coastal waterway) is great -- beautiful calm conditions and some great fishing spots.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes, the fishing in Mosquito Lagoon (part of the intra-coastal waterway) is great -- beautiful calm conditions and some great fishing spots.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Cambridge, England
Follow the weather forecast and checkup with the captain to hit the right time for a trip. Remember waterproof cloth especially in the spring and fall. The sea can be rough.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Follow the weather forecast and checkup with the captain to hit the right time for a trip. Remember waterproof cloth especially in the spring and fall. The sea can be rough.
Jan  M.  R.
Jan M. R. CHAMPIONS GT, FL
Gary Bell is the best guide you can hire. Great teacher and conversation along with a very nice Ranger 220 Bahia boat for up to 5 to fish.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Gary Bell is the best guide you can hire. Great teacher and conversation along with a very nice Ranger 220 Bahia boat for up to 5 to fish.
Michael  P.
Michael P. United States
Plenty of sunscreen, stay hydrated, listen to the Captain and watch what he does.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Plenty of sunscreen, stay hydrated, listen to the Captain and watch what he does.
Sandy  A.
Sandy A. Saint Paul, Minnesota
Be ready to have the best time ever. Our captain and mate was able to put us on the best fish and made our experience one of a lifetime. We will for sure go back and use Reel Compulsive. We are more then pleased!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be ready to have the best time ever. Our captain and mate was able to put us on the best fish and made our experience one of a lifetime. We will for sure go back and use Reel Compulsive. We are more then pleased!!
Brian  L.
Brian L. Dalton, GA
Don’t be afraid to take others that never fished before,My wife done well and the captain was very helpful with her
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Don’t be afraid to take others that never fished before,My wife done well and the captain was very helpful with her
Richard  S.
Richard S. Aliquippa, PA
Have fun sit back and he’ll put you on some fish but always remember it’s not called catching it’s called fishing....have a great time and thanks again!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Have fun sit back and he’ll put you on some fish but always remember it’s not called catching it’s called fishing....have a great time and thanks again!
David  O.
David O. Newark, DE
Fishing in Mosquito Lagoon is unlike any other place we have fished- the water was shallow and the fish easy to spot. The wildlife in the lagoon is absolutely amazing between the Manatees, Dolphins, fish, and Osprey. If you are looking for a truly unique fishing experience with a rich wildlife experience, you must fish here!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fishing in Mosquito Lagoon is unlike any other place we have fished- the water was shallow and the fish easy to spot. The wildlife in the lagoon is absolutely amazing between the Manatees, Dolphins, fish, and Osprey. If you are looking for a truly unique fishing experience with a rich wildlife experience, you must fish here!!
Aleesha  K.
Aleesha K. Denver, Colorado
Yes would recommend..great experience..will definetly look Brad up again next spring break
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes would recommend..great experience..will definetly look Brad up again next spring break
Tara  E.
Tara E. Decatur, IN

Central Florida Fishing Charters
Central Florida Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 47 reviews
It was an awesome trip!! Jordan & JJ was fun, knowledgeable and made sure we all had a great time! We caught some small fishes, pompano, and a SHARK!! Highly recommend and would do it again! Thanks guys!!
Cemby  K.
Cemby K. Ocala, Florida
Big Als Inshore Charter Service
Big Als Inshore Charter Service
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
Absolutely amazing captain. My mom and I loved every minute of this trip. Captain Al is a great captain but also a good person. Very nice, knowledgeable, and a wonderful conversationalist. Not a slow moment fishing or talking. Great experience will definitely go again
David  B.
David B. Sugar Hill, GA
Big Als Inshore Charter Service
Big Als Inshore Charter Service
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
Big Al was a great guy. We never had to wait on bait. He has some good back water holes full of fish.
Todd  J.
Todd J. Cypress Gardens, FL
Big Als Inshore Charter Service
Big Als Inshore Charter Service
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
Great captain, but money driven. Needs to understand what his clients want first. Not everyone is a novice.
Matt  V.
Matt V. Bedford, NH
Bad Juju Charters
Bad Juju Charters
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 86 reviews
My husband and I had a great trip. Weather did play a role but the captain still brought us around to be able to catch something. And we did! Caught a nice variety of fish and he provided nice information on each of them. Definitely worth it.
Kimberly  M.
Kimberly M. Burtrum, MN
Davy Jones Fishing Company
Davy Jones Fishing Company
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 67 reviews
Great day on the water. Plenty of species landed. Captain was extremely helpful and kept us on the fish all day. Genuinely nice guy. I plan on booking an offshore in May.
Ryan  S.
Ryan S. Riverhead, NY
Cast Out Fishing Charters – NSB
Cast Out Fishing Charters – NSB
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
Captain Steve worked had all day to find the right fish. It all paid out with my personal best redfish. Steve worked different areas with different baits until we hit paydirt. He is very knowledgeable in this area and knows where the fish are. As a charter captain myself Steve is the kind of person i would like to spend a day with. I would recommend his to any of my friends traveling to the Orlando area and needing a tie off from the parks.
Jim  L.
Jim L. Palm Coast, FL
Bad Juju Charters
Bad Juju Charters
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 86 reviews
Captain Jason is awesome. Great fishing, great conversation. Great knowledge of the area. Always a great time!
Shawn  R.
Shawn R. Omaha, NE
Bad Juju Charters
Bad Juju Charters
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 86 reviews
We had the best time with Captain J today. He was friendly, easy going, and would highly recommend. He makes sure everyone is set up and never lets your hook go empty. Can’t wait to book another charter.
Kali  E.
Kali E. Orlando, Florida
Central Florida Fishing Charters
Central Florida Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 47 reviews
Capt’s. Jordan & David did a great job under challenging conditions, the weather & sea’s could’ve been better but they made the trip a success regardless. They made several 12 year old’s first time out one they will likely never forget…..Thanks again guys and congratulations to Jordan & his soon to be Bride…..
Fred  Y.
Fred Y. Sarasota, FL
Bad Juju Charters
Bad Juju Charters
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 86 reviews
Captain J was great. Very informative and great with my two boys. Unfortunately the weather prevented the fish from being as active as we would have hoped however that is part of fishing and nothing the captain could control. He moved us around throughout the morning to try to get bigger bites. Would still recommend and we plan to try again in the future with more cooperation from mother nature.
Michelle  C.
Michelle C. Oviedo, Florida
Tug Of War – New Smyrna Beach
Tug Of War – New Smyrna Beach
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 42 reviews
I had so much fun with Captain Randy. He put us on some fish and didn’t disappoint! Will definitely be fishing with him again!
Megan  T.
Megan T. Palm Coast, FL
Inland Fishing Charters - JBs
Inland Fishing Charters - JBs
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
Had a great half day on the water with Captain John, tough fishing conditions but he put us on fish. Took some of them to JB's and them cooked for lunch. Would highly recommend Captain John.
Dwayne  G.
Dwayne G. New Smyrna Beach, FL
Southwind Charters with Freddie Z
Southwind Charters with Freddie Z
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 109 reviews
The Boat Captain was great! I have fished with him before. I’ll be going back for sure.
Anton  H.
Anton H. The Villages, FL
Big Als Inshore Charter Service
Big Als Inshore Charter Service
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
Epic day on the water with AL. What a legend! He has a great setup, great local knowledge and he got me the biggest fish i ever caught. Will be back for sure. Highly recommend fishing with AL. - Cliff & Joanna
Joanna  L.
Joanna L. United States
Central Florida Fishing Charters
Central Florida Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 47 reviews
Had a great time, caught some fish to eat for dinner, and did something different with friends that don’t get together much anymore. Can’t complain about the experience.
Chet  C.
Chet C. Aloma, FL
NSB Shark Hunters
NSB Shark Hunters
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 48 reviews
This is a great experience for any experience level, or age. Captain Dustin and his crew have the gear and knowledge to make your trip a success. They even had a drone to fly the baited hook out and drop it hundreds of yards off shore. The location is convenient with ample parking, restrooms, a 7/11 within walking distance, and most importantly sharks. I would highly recommend this to anyone, we will be back. Thanks Dustin
Tristin  B.
Tristin B. Gardners, PA
BVO Fishing – Blue Voodoo Outfitters
BVO Fishing – Blue Voodoo Outfitters
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good 13 reviews
Went offshore on a 12 hr trip. Captain Jimmy is very qualified and fishes hard. The boat was the driest center console boat I have ever been on and took the rough seas well. We fished for Mahi, Tuna and Wahoo then bottom fished for Grouper and Cobia. We only put one Mahi and 2 Cobia in the box, unfortunately the sharks had other ideas for the other quality fish we hooked up. We had constant action, he kept us on the fish and couldn't have asked for a much better day in the blue water.
Tucker  R.
Tucker R. Easton, MD
Davy Jones Fishing Company
Davy Jones Fishing Company
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 67 reviews
Our trip with captain Dave was so fun! Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fishing trip in the area!
Cassi  E.
Cassi E. Avon, IN
Bad Juju Charters
Bad Juju Charters
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 86 reviews
We had such an amazing time. Captain Jason was very knowledgeable and kind. We learned alot of new stuff! Looking forward to doing this trip again in the future.
Adam  C.
Adam C. Highland Charter Township, MI

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 $451, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $786. 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, Davy Jones Fishing Company, and Central Florida Fishing Charters 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, Davy Jones Fishing Company, and Central Florida Fishing Charters 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 bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and backcountry fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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.  Check availability for local fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach.

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