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Fishing in Ponce Inlet
For those wishing to escape the busy crowds of Daytona Beach without sacrificing any of the Space Coast’s notorious sportfishing madness, Ponce Inlet is the place to be. Sharing the main waterways with two of the exemplary Central Florida fisheries - Daytona and New Smyrna Beach - the Inlet is, pretty much by design, anything but short of honey holes for backcountry and bluewater enthusiasts alike. The ample oyster bars, ledges and creek mouths of the Halifax River are ripe with the likes of Redfish, Sea Trout, Snook, Flounder, Pompano and Black Drum, making this one of the favorite sections of the Intercoastal Waterway for many. Trophy fishermen should direct their attention just a bit further down south, where the lush grass flats of the North Indian River Lagoon already serve as home to state records for both Redfish and Speckled Sea Trout. The Ponce De Leon Inlet is where the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean meet, this transitory spot accounting for some of the most productive summer Tarpon bites around. Venturing further offshore, the countless wrecks, ledges, natural and artificial reefs lie scattered up to 50 miles offshore, providing ample structure for a variety of bottom huggers such as Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, and several shark species. Trolling the area, on the other hand, ensures a run at many of the most sought-after seasonal pelagics, including Dorado, Wahoo, Tuna, Swordish, Marlin and many others!
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Marine Science and Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center, Ponce Preserve, The Manatee Boat Tours, Timucuan Oaks Botanical Garden, Sportfishing Central, Ponce Inlet Historical Museum, Water Taxi Express, Wilbur Bay Wetlands, Winterhaven Park
Rules & Regulations
No license for fishing is necessary if you’re fishing aboard a guided charter, party boat or other for-hire vessel which possesses a valid captain or charter boat license.
What People Are Saying About Ponce Inlet
"April fishing trip"
It's fishing you win some and loose some still a great time
"Half day trip with Capt. Chris"
Choose a captain that can put you on the fish.
We really enjoyed the half day. We booked the shark trip, no sharks but absolutely brought some fish on the boat. The poles saw plenty of action. Captain Tony brought us to a couple really great locations. At some points, as soon as the hook was let down, strikes came. We had many double strikes. 11 keepers. A great time! See you next time too.
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