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Fishing in Ponce Inlet
One of the best things about Florida’s “Fun Coast” is the diverse angling on offer – and Ponce Inlet fishing charters provide just that. Nestled between Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach, Ponce Inlet provides a welcome refuge from the crowds, without sacrificing incredible bluewater and backcountry opportunities.
Who says an action-packed day is reserved for offshore trips? An inshore adventure in Ponce Inlet will see you exploring the Halifax River and Ponce de Leon Inlet for Redfish, Trout, Snook, and big Jacks. Anglers looking for a shallow-water trophy should venture south into the Indian River Lagoon. Here, Bull Redfish and Gator Trout reign supreme.
Perhaps what Ponce Inlet fishing is best known for is its productive reefs. Head about 10 miles out for incredible bottom fishing and reel in Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and Amberjack. Like most places in the area, a deep sea adventure requires a little more travel time, but if you’re after big pelagic species, it’s worth it. You’ll hook into Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna – to name a few!
A half day trip does the trick if you’re looking to get your hands on some inshore specimens. If you’re venturing into the reefs or deeper offshore, the further you go – the better. Opt for a full day trip to get the most out of the action.
There are several marinas in Ponce Inlet. The majority face the Halifax River and provide easy access to inland fisheries. For nearshore reef fishing and offshore adventures, head south to a marina closer to the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse.
Rules & Regulations
There’s no need to worry about your fishing license, as the captain will cover everyone on board. To ensure you’re fishing within the law and respecting bagging and size limits, it’s best to head out with an experienced guide.
Ponce Inlet Fishing Seasons
The turn of the year is a great time to head out in search of Flounder, Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. The inshore waters are teeming with fish and the weather is mild.
The inshore action is still red hot. The Redfish and Trout bite is great, followed closely by Black Drum and Flounder. Weather permiting, head into the reefs and see what bottom fish you can get your hands on!
The first Snook appear in the inshore waterways and Sheepshead hits peak season. Trout put up a great fight and you can also hook into delicious Mangrove Snapper.
Hit the Gulf Stream mid-month for the annual Mahi Mahi migration. The inshore waterways are teeming with Trout, Jack Crevalle, Bluefish and Redfish. Up for a battle? Go after some Sharks!
Head to the reefs for fantastic bottom fishing. There's no telling what you'll catch but Lane Snapper is garunteed. It's also a great time to head further offshore for pelagic trophies including Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi.
Offshore fishing for Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish continues to stay hot. Barracuda, Snapper, and Amberjack take residence in the reefs, providing seriously rod-bending action.
June's hot bite pours over into July. It's likely Red Snapper season too, and the reefs and offshore fisheries continue to deliver. Inshore, you can hook into plenty of Spotted Seatrout.
This is the time for some world-class Tarpon fishing inshore! Bycatches include Jack Crevalle and Snook mid-month. In the reefs you'll hook into Snapper, Grouper, and Barracuda.
Offshore, trolling for Kings and Cobia is productive this time of the year. You can also hook into Bonito, as well as a nice selection of Snapper. Snook season opens up again and it's on fire!
Big pushes of Atlantic mullet lure Bull Redfish inland. If you're looking for a trophy fish, and a nice bicep workout, the inshore waterways are the place to be.
Inshore fishing for Black Drum, Redfish, and Sheepshead is exciting. In the reefs, bottom-feeding Snapper and Grouper give you a run for your money.
What a great end to the year! Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo are on the run offshore. Closer to shore, you can hook into King Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead and the last of the Snook.