Halifax River

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Fishing in Halifax River

Looking for a Floridian angling adventure where you can test your skills against diverse inshore fish, all in one place? Set your sights on a Halifax River fishing experience, which will see you cruising unspoiled mangroves, mazes of creeks, and oyster bars for your target species. Whether you’re looking to introduce your family to fishing, or want to take home a delicious dinner, the uniqueness of this fishery means you’ll find just what you’re searching for.
 
The species you’ll be able to cast your line for in the Halifax River are a real “who’s-who” of Floridian favorites. If you’re looking for something tasty to fill your cooler, the marshy mangroves are home to the trio of Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and Redfish. If you’re chasing these fish, chances are you’ll also come across Black Drum, Sheepshead, various Shark, and even hard-fighting Snook and Tarpon, too. 
 
If you’re really into your saltwater fishing, head straight to Ponce Inlet, where the river meets the Intracoastal Waterway. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to encounter species such as King and Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, and even Shark species. The Bonnethead is an especially popular catch.
 
Halifax River fishing charters follow the general Florida trip formula, meaning you’ll find four, six, and eight-hour options on offer. The main difference between each trip is simply how much time you want to spend on the water!
 

Rules & Regulations

All Florida charters cover saltwater fishing licenses for their guests, and the captains dotted around the Halifax River are no different. They’ll also be able to inform you on any local changes regarding bag and size limits.
 
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Halifax River Fishing Seasons

Thanks to its year-round fishery, you’ll be able to start off your year with a plentiful Halifax River fishing adventure. You’ll find Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, and Black Drum on offer.

When February rolls around, Ponce Inlet is the place to go! You’ll be able to target King Mackerel as they begin their annual migration, and you might come face-to-gills with some Shark species, too.

As spring approaches, the waters start to warm up, which means that the waters of the Halifax are bustling with favorites such as Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and even the hard-fighting Snook.

The inshore bite remains strong in the river, with huge Reds, Spotted Seatrout, and tasty Flounder all making their presence known. Head to Ponce Inlet and you’ll encounter Shark species and feisty Barracuda.
 

This is the time to cast your line for huge Spotted Seatrout. You’ll find them in the river’s inshore waters, joined by Redfish and Flounder. If you’re after a Shark battle, you’ll find plenty on offer around Ponce Inlet.

As the water heats up, so does the Spotted Seatrout bite! Explore the river's marshy mangroves for your best bet of landing this fish. Flounder and Redfish are also on offer, as well as hard-fighting Tarpon and Snook.

Spending a day on the water is the perfect way to beat the heat! Adventure out to Ponce Inlet, and you’ll be able to cast your line for Shark species. Spotted Seatrout are also plentiful inshore.

This is the perfect month to “bow to the King”! You’ll be able to battle hard-fighting Tarpon along the Halifax River. Why not test your skills against some feisty Snook, too?

Snook fishing remains on fire in September, making this the perfect time to come and battle a few of these hard-fighters. Tarpon are migrating, so you may find a Silver King or two on the end of your line!

King Mackerel can be hooked around Ponce Inlet, and you may end up coming up against with some Shark species, too. The first Bull Redfish start to appear in the murky, marshy waters of the river, as well.

November tends to mean one thing when it comes to Floridian fishing: Bull Redfish! You’ll find the river swarming with some impressively-sized species, so come cast your line for a trophy.

End the year in the right way and explore the river for some world-famous fish. You'll find a whole host of King Mackerel on offer near Ponce Inlet, while, further up the river, you can find plenty of feisty Snook.

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Top Targeted Species in Halifax River

Redfish

Redfish

Snook

Snook

Tarpon

Tarpon

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Flounder

Flounder

Black Drum

Black Drum

Barracuda (Great)

Barracuda (Great)

Sheepshead

Sheepshead