Port Orange Fishing

Halfway between the sportfishing heavyweights of Daytona and New Smyrna Beach, an opportune coastal community of Port Orange is merrily soaking in the best of both fishing worlds. Its cardinal inshore body of water and part of the Intracoastal Waterway, the Halifax River is well known to be infested with light tackle anglers and trophy game alike. The area's countless oyster bars, creek mouths, ledges and underdocks are all valid points of focus at different times of the year, often replete with Trout, Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Tarpon and more. Just a bit further down south, the waterways of Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon are worshiped by Red Drum fanatics everywhere, as the Lagoon is considered one of the only places in the world with a resident Redfish population all year long, with no traditional offshore migration. Pass the Ponce Inlet, a labyrinth of nearshore reefs produces some excellent bottom fishing opportunities, hosting the likes of Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Cobia and Amberjack. Further offshore, the bluewater feeding grounds of the Gulf Stream are governed by everyone's favorite pelagics, including Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin, Wahoo, Dorado, Barracuda and more!

Known For

Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens, Cracker Creek, Buschman Park, Shenandoah Stables Horseback Riding, Port Orange City Center Municipal Complex, Port Orange Memorial Park, Cypress Head Golf Club, Kenneth Parker Amphitheater, Gamble Place Historic District

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.

Port Orange Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.