Ormond Beach

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Fishing in Ormond Beach

An Ormond Beach fishing adventure offers up larger-than-life catches in a small-town setting. Quieter than neighboring Daytona Beach, it’s home to the Halifax River and Tomoka State Park, with both providing incredible inshore fishing opportunities. Die-hard anglers need not worry either: the offshore bite is hot year-round and the Gulf Stream awaits about 40 miles out!

 

Stay closer to shore and you’ll have your pick of both saltwater and freshwater inland fishing. There’s plenty of Snook, Redfish, Black Drum, and Tarpon on the menu in the Halifax and Tomoka Rivers. If you opt to head further out, check out one of the many natural or artificial reefs just off of Ponce Inlet. Here, you’ll test your bottom fishing skills against Grouper, Spadefish, and Snapper.

Venture into the Atlantic’s deeper waters and you’ll have your hands full with plenty of hard-fighting fish. You won’t need to head far out before you start hooking into the likes of Amberjack, Cobia, Kingfish, and Barracuda. For big pelagic species, go all out and make the most of Mahi Mahi and Kingfish fishing in Gulf Stream.

 

Taking a half day trip in Ormond Beach’s inshore waterways is a great choice if you’re looking for a laid-back family outing. The waters here are calm and you’ll go home with stocked coolers! For offshore or Gulf Stream fishing, account for travel time and opt for a full day or extended trip to get the most action.

Most Ormond Beach fishing charters launch out of boat ramps and piers along the Halifax River. These are ideal for anglers going on an inshore trip. For offshore trips, consider launching out of nearby Port Orange for more variety.

 

 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re saltwater fishing aboard a charter, the captain’s license covers everybody on board. You will, however, need to purchase a fishing license if you plan on going freshwater fishing.

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Ormond Beach Fishing Seasons

January
The inshore action is hot and you'll target Black Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Trout. The offshore waters are plenty exciting too with fishing for Tuna, Sailfish, and bottom species in prime shape. 
 
February
February brings the start of the annual King Mackerel migration. Find plenty both nearshore and offshore! Half day trips will see you targeting False Albacore, while full days will be all about Grouper, Snapper, and Wahoo. 
 
March
The nearshore waters are starting to heat up, drawing an abundance of finger mullet. Their top fans are some of the most prestigious game fish around including Amberjack, Kingfish, and Mahi Mahi.
April
April is all about the magnificent Cobia. The most foolproof way to locate these amazing fish is by keeping an eye on Manta Rays swimming by their side during their migration to the north. 
May
If you're visiting during May, the King of the Inlet Offshore Fishing Tournament is a must. Or escape the crowds and go after Tuna, Cobia, Wahoo, or Redfish – May fishing won't disappoint.
June
With the waters warming up, the Gulf Stream is much closer to the coast. This is your chance to target big game species without heading far from shore. Barracuda and Amberjack are great nearshore targets. 
 
July
With hot and humid weather in July, morning trips are the best solution. You'll be targeting Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Sharks closer to shore, along with Mahi and others if you head a bit farther out.
August
Afternoon rain is highly likely in August, so morning trips are still your best option. Reefs and wrecks are the most productive areas – you'll be targeting fish looking for food in cooler spots under the surface.
September
September in Ormond Beach is all about Tarpon migrating to the south. This is probably the best month for fishing – the waters are warmer than ever but the weather is much milder as fall approaches. 
October
October brings a lot of change into these waters – bigger fish will be moving farther out. You'll still be able to catch Sharks, Mahi, False Albacore, and Kingfish close to shore. Sharks can also be found offshore. 
November
Ormond Beach fishing in November will see you going offshore after game species on their way south along the Gulf Stream. Full day trips are the best option, especially if you want to focus on King Mackerel. 
December
Full day offshore trips are still the best option for anglers looking to land something huge. However, December’s superstars are inshore species such as Redfish, Sheepshead, and Black Drum.

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What People Are Saying About Ormond Beach

Half day with Captain Jeff
Janet R. fished with Pole Dancer Fishin’ Charters on July 16, 2019
Glad we went early, it did get hot. Of course we are from Colorado.
Half day trip with Captain Giddens
Terry (. H. fished with Backcountry Charter Service on July 2, 2019
Take this trip. Captain Giddens is excellent!
Day trip with Captain Dave weather was not good but still had great trip.
Robert K. fished with Strippin Lips Fishing Charters on February 26, 2019
KEEP track of water temperatures as this is key to inshore trips. We caught 9 different species including Shark grouper and sheep head on a day other boats didn't catch any.
5 hour trip with Captain Jeff Patterson
Nash L. fished with Pole Dancer Fishin’ Charters on December 26, 2018
If fishing in December, wear lots of layers
5 hr. Trip Capt. Jeff Patterson
Ronald E. fished with Pole Dancer Fishin’ Charters on June 29, 2018
Morning trip due to afternoon thunderstorms.
My son's first sea fishing trip.
Mike M. fished with Pole Dancer Fishin’ Charters on June 26, 2018
It was my first time fishing inland and it was great.
half day with captain jeff -
Alejandro L. fished with Pole Dancer Fishin’ Charters on June 15, 2018
Had enough redfish to feed a large family all weekend. Awesome town, great beach area and great fishing
Halifax River May 19 2018
Bobby W. fished with Pole Dancer Fishin’ Charters on May 19, 2018
Jimmy Hula's or Peach Valley cafe afterward.

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