Ponce Inlet

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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. 

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January

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. 

February

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!

March

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. 

April

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!

May

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. 

June

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.

July

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.

August

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.

September

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!

October

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.

November

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.

December

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.

Ponce Inlet Fishing Calendar

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August fishing trip
Roshawnda G. fished with Sea Spirit Deep Sea Fishing on August 18, 2020
Book you deep sea fishing trip on the Sea Spirit with captain Mike and his Crew
4 hour trip with Captain John
Ryan M. fished with Ponce Inlet Water Sports on July 24, 2020
Chartering a boat with a captain is well worth it! They know all the hot spots and have everything ready for you to enjoy your time on the water!
Fishing with Mike
Reed D. fished with Sea Spirit Deep Sea Fishing on July 2, 2019
Bring drinks and snacks as well as some rags to claim your rods and " fishing section" take some anti nausea before leaving if needed
Whole day fishing.
Darlene L. fished with Sea Spirit Deep Sea Fishing on May 29, 2019
Go out on the Sea Spirit with captain Mike. They are the best!
February fishing trip
Marc A. fished with Sea Spirit Deep Sea Fishing on February 23, 2019
Go with sea spirit. They are great.
Half-day
Angela F. fished with Sea Spirit Deep Sea Fishing on January 6, 2019
Dress warm early morning in January is a little chili....
Awesome day with Tim and Nick!
Michelle G. fished with Waterproof Charters on December 29, 2018
Highly recommend bottom fishing if you have never been to the area. You never know what you will catch!
Fishing with Mike
Troy N. fished with Sea Spirit Deep Sea Fishing on September 11, 2018
Get ready for a fishing Adventure! If you are out for a pleasure cruise this is not for you. If you want to fish this is for you! Tight lines!

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