Jeff Patterson

Member since July 2015 Ormond Beach, United States
Fishing has always been a huge part of my life. Ever since I was a little kid riding my bicycle miles to get to the water, I've always had a passion for it. I've owned a boat since I was a teenager and get on the water every chance I get.
My boat is an 18 ft bay boat and provides a comfortable ride while fishing the intracoastal waterway in Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, and Ponce Inlet. We fish for redfish, trout, snook, tarpon, flounder, black drum and many other species.

Hey, I'm Captain Jeff Patterson

Ormond Beach, United States
Fishing has always been a huge part of my life. Ever since I was a little kid riding my bicycle miles to get to the water, I've always had a passion for it. I've owned a boat since I was a teenager and get on the water every chance I get.
My boat is an 18 ft bay boat and provides a comfortable ride while fishing the intracoastal waterway in Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, and Ponce Inlet. We fish for redfish, trout, snook, tarpon, flounder, black drum and many other species.
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Fishing Reports

Bull Redfish action is hot

October 13, 2020

We’ve been getting some big redfish near the inlet and the bite should stay consistent over the next couple months Read Full Report →

Snook Season is Open

September 01, 2020

Snook were somersaulting out of the water busting bait by the boat at one point. Awesome trip! Read Full Report →

Awesome fishing!

June 29, 2020

Awesome trips lately! The flounder bite is hot! Read Full Report →

Tarpon bite is on ???

June 05, 2020

The tarpon have been stacked in the river! If you want a good chance at catching a tarpon, Now's the Time! We've also been catching redfish, snook, and even quite a few juvenile bull sharks in the same areas Read Full Report →

Tarpon Time!

May 17, 2020

Had an awesome trip playing with some tarpon! Read Full Report →

Fish are chomping!

May 11, 2020

We caught probably 20 bluefish and some spanish mackerel Read Full Report →

Sight Fishing Redfish

March 07, 2020

Awesome trip targeting redfish! Read Full Report →

Awesome Sheepshead Bite

March 06, 2020

We have been getting some really big Sheepshead over the last couple weeks some of them pushing 8 pounds! A blast to fight and very good eating! Read Full Report →

Lots of Action

February 19, 2020

We found the weakfish Piled up and got a couple seatrout as well. Read Full Report →

Weakfish Are Stacked

February 16, 2020

We caught 25-30 weakfish Yesterday and kept a half-dozen for dinner. Very busy trip! Read Full Report →

Awesome Trip with the kids

February 06, 2020

We had a great day catching 4 redfish, a few sheepshead, and some mangrove snappers. Lots of action! Read Full Report →

Awesome Tripletail Bite

December 15, 2019

Now's the Time to get out there if you want to get a chance of catching a tripletail. We have caught some fish up to 22 pounds! Read Full Report →

Over slot Snook

October 18, 2019

What an awesome day on the water losingc ount on snook and the captain ended up with 32.5 inch Snook Read Full Report →

Awesome Redfish Action Continues

October 07, 2019

Have an awesome trip catching catching some over slot Reds and went one for 3 on tarpon. Read Full Report →

Awesome Inshore Fishing

October 01, 2019

The fishing has been awesome with the Mullet Run going on. Redfish,Tarpon, Snook, flounder, and black drum have been biting great. The fishing should continue to be really good throughout the remainder of the month. Read Full Report →

Awesome Mullet Run Action

September 09, 2019

It's tough to beat the fishing this time of year with the Mullet Run off to a great start. Yesterday we landed 2 slot redfish a few jacks a few Lady Fish and went one for three on tarpon.… Read Full Report →

6 Big Redfish

August 24, 2019

We had an awesome trip yesterday catching a half dozen nice redfish! We caught four jacks one of which pushing 15 lb. Read Full Report →

Awesome Inlet Trip

August 06, 2019

Well to be honest with you the trip started off rough before we ever hit the water. It was one of those days. Man did it turn around! 34 inch Snook close to 15 lb, flounder, black drum, and… Read Full Report →

Sharks Invading

August 05, 2019

There's been a bunch of sharks right off the beach along with tarpon, Bonita's, and Jacks. Talk about some fun action! This was about 4 ft Atlantic sharpnose Read Full Report →

Quick Mangrove Snapper Limit

August 01, 2019

The mangrove snapper have been a blast over the past couple weeks! We have been getting some sharks around at the inlet as well. Read Full Report →

Catching a Variety

July 14, 2019

I've had both great morning and afternoon trips. We've been catching red fish, sea trout, Snook, flounder, and even some tarpon. Great fishing lately! Read Full Report →

Awesome afternoon trip

July 04, 2019

Even with the hot afternoons the fishing has been just as hot! Started the trip off with started the trip off with it about a 25 lb tarpon that gave us the runaround underneath the dock and we still… Read Full Report →

Awesome fishing continues!

June 27, 2019

Awesome people to have on the boat! They happened to see me filleting a bunch of fish the day before so the pressure was on to catch some fish. We had an awesome trip Read Full Report →

Summer is Here!

June 24, 2019

We had an awesome trip ended up with 5 redfish and a 60 lb tarpon. One keeper red fish and the rest were too big! Awesome trip Read Full Report →

Monster Snook and Bull Redfish

June 21, 2019

I have had some awesome trips the last few days with a lot of bull redfish being caught which were too big to keep and some slot size fish as well. This happened to be the biggest snook ever… Read Full Report →

Awesome Trips!

June 08, 2019

Got some great trips catching flounder, weakfish, black drum, and even some other species Read Full Report →

Flounder Are Wide Open!

June 04, 2019

Awesome trips the last couple days. Nows the time. Read Full Report →

As Good As It Gets

May 22, 2019

Awesome trip today with the huge variety! Flounder, Spanish mackerel, redfish, Bluefish, Whiting, Croakers, and weakfishand left the fish biting. Read Full Report →

Awesome Redfish Trip

May 18, 2019

It was game on right at the beginning of the trip. We ended up losing count on redfish with some slot sized fish which we kept a couple of and then several over slot that were released. Lost count… Read Full Report →

Mixed Bag of Good Eats

April 27, 2019

We had a good variety of fish landed and missed a huge weakfish at the side of the boat! Read Full Report →

Hot Spanish Mackerel Bite

April 26, 2019

The fishing has been awesome the last couple weeks with a huge variety being caught!! We ended up leaving the Spanish mackerel biting and ended up with that redfish that was and a quarter inch from being too big… Read Full Report →

Overslot Redfish

March 24, 2019

Very healthy redfish measuring 30 in that ate a live mullet. We've been fishing backwaters of the Tomoka River so don't let this wind scare you. Fish are chewing! Read Full Report →

Trout bite is hot

March 12, 2019

The trout bite has been hot in the morning catching some nice ones up to 5 lb using artificial lures and live bait. Read Full Report →

Sheepshead Sunday

February 24, 2019

We have been catching some really nice sized sheepshead with some 2 to 6 lb fish! Great fight on light tackle and delicious to eat! Read Full Report →

Redfish Are Chewing

February 10, 2019

Great trip catching several black drum and redfish Read Full Report →

Awesome Drum Fishing

February 01, 2019

Great day on the water! Landed 7 redfish and 4 black drum. 4 of the reds were oo big to keep but that's okay because three was our limit. Read Full Report →

Cooler Water Temps, Hot Bite!

January 23, 2019

We did a trip yesterday specifically targeting sheepshead fishing around docks. They were chewing pretty well and lost one stud that broke off on a dock with a bonus pompano! Read Full Report →

Great pompano fishing

January 06, 2019

The pompano are thick in the river right now and you can find them they can't resist live sand flea. Awesome fish for the dinner table! Read Full Report →

Awesome Tripletail Trips

January 05, 2019

We've been having some great trips targeting tripletail. We caught somewhere around a dozen yesterday bringing home our bag limit of 4 fish up to 16.85 pounds and released several other slot sized fish. Read Full Report →

Tripletail Bite is on Fire ???

December 20, 2018

We have been catching 6 to 12 lb tripletail just about every trip with at least a few being caught at a time. One of the best fish to eat and awesome fighters! Then we target Sheepshead and have… Read Full Report →

Bull Redfish Havent Slowed Down

November 24, 2018

Fishing in Ponce Inlet has still been awesome catching bull redfish, snook, and black drum. Read Full Report →

Pole Dancing at Ponce

November 16, 2018

The fishing continues to be awesome catching plenty of bull redfish and few snook and black drum. Read Full Report →

11 Bull Redfish

November 01, 2018

If you haven't fished the fall mullet run in Daytona Beach you are missing out. We landed 11 redfish up to 42" Read Full Report →

Left The Bull Redfish Biting!

October 23, 2018

It was Loris first time ever fishing! I don't think it was an issue what do you think? The fishing is stellar right now. Read Full Report →

Permit and Redfish

October 18, 2018

Fishing in Ponce Inlet is always great this time of year. With the fall Mullet Run in full force there's tons of action! Read Full Report →

Big Fish Are Chewing

October 12, 2018

There's a lot going on with the fall mullet run attracting predators of all sorts. Redfish, tarpon, snook, and jacks are thick around the inlet right now. Read Full Report →

Bull Redfish Bite Is Strong

September 26, 2018

The redfish are chewing both slot keeper size and the over slot bulls. Hard to beat the fishing this time of year. Read Full Report →

Bull Redfish Time!

September 17, 2018

Fishing is awesome right now in Daytona Beach! We are catching both slot size redfish and bull redfish. Yesterday's trip we had five red fish between 24 and 42 inches! Read Full Report →

Red Snapper Season 2018

August 18, 2018

They were wide open and catching our limit was no problem at our first spot. Awesome trips with great people! Read Full Report →

Still Catching Some Flatties

August 11, 2018

We are catching a few flounder per trip sometimes which makes some of the best table fare you can get from the local waters. Read Full Report →

G-ma Wore the Boys Out

August 08, 2018

From the beginning of the trip when she introduced herself as G-ma I knew she wasn't messing around! She out fished all three of her grandsons with one really nice sea trout, a slot redfish, and a couple of… Read Full Report →

Very Good Fishing Continues

July 30, 2018

Awesome day on the water catching a variety of fish again. Seatrout, mangrove snapper, ladyfish, jacks, and a handful of and a handful of snook with a couple good size fish. Got very lucky with one of the snook… Read Full Report →

Monster Seatrout, Black Drum, Snapper, e

July 27, 2018

Fishing is about as good as it gets with a huge variety of fish being caught and tons of action! Just about every trip bringing home a good amount of fish for supper and releasing plenty others that put… Read Full Report →

Nice Seatrout Every Trip

July 23, 2018

The fishing has been great still in Daytona Beach. We've been catching these big female seatrout every trip. Lots of snook, mangrove snapper, and quite a few flounder. Read Full Report →

Gator Trout

July 15, 2018

We are having some awesome trips with a variety of fish being caught. The seatrout bite has been hot with some big fish being caught. Read Full Report →

Everything's Chomping!

July 11, 2018

Fishing has been awesome this week! We've got red fish, sea trout, flounder, mangrove snapper, black drum and jacks. Morning trips have been the best but afternoon trips have been pretty good as well. Read Full Report →

That Smile Says It All

July 05, 2018

This redfish took us for a ride under a dock and it took a team effort to land the fish. Everyone touched the rod at some point. Measured 25 1/2" and caught a couple snook and sheepshead for the… Read Full Report →

Fish Are Chewing

June 28, 2018

Redfish have been on the menu catching some slot fish and some too big to keep. Read Full Report →

Awesome Fishing Trips

June 21, 2018

Redfish have been pretty consistent with keeper size fish and some too big. We ran into a School of big blue fish and caught one that was 36 inches and broke off another one. Great fight! Read Full Report →

Awesome Redfish Trip

June 15, 2018

The first 45 minutes we were just getting small bites and then it was like a switch turned on and had a triple header of redfish. 3 rods started dancing at the same time. One of them pulled off… Read Full Report →

Rainy Weather Turns Bite On

June 07, 2018

The rainy weather seems to be keeping some people off the water but these rainy days make for some excellent fishing. Seatrout and redfish have been chewing and some really nice sheephead have been on the docks. Read Full Report →

Seatrout Bite Kickin!!!

May 16, 2018

The seatrout bit has definitely been the main focus but there's nice redfish in the area as well. We are starting to get our summer flounder run and some nice fish are already being caught. We have been landing… Read Full Report →

Fishing is Hot!!

May 09, 2018

There's been seatrout everywhere in the river with quite a few fish between 4 and 6 lb. Many slot redfish and even some over size limit being caught on a variety of Baits both natural and artificial. Now is… Read Full Report →

Stud Sheepshead

May 02, 2018

We have been getting quite a few Sheepshead around the docks and this one pushing 7lb we caught off an oyster bar using live shrimp. We aren't really targeting them but catching them while fishing for Reds and seatrout… Read Full Report →

Redfish Bite Is Still Strong

April 20, 2018

Redfish has still been the main focus with a lot of nice fish being caught. Seatrout, jacks, and black drum are some of the others. I have had good trips in the morning and afternoon. Read Full Report →

Redfish and Seatrout bite is strong!

April 07, 2018

We have been doing very well with keeper size redfish and seatrout over the past week. There's been a lot more bait in the river and have been using some of these small finger mullet for bait along with… Read Full Report →

Lots of action in the backwaters

March 25, 2018

The redfish action has NOT slowed down and catching many other species as well. Live shrimp fished on the bottom with very little weight has been working the best but also getting a few drifting with a cork. Read Full Report →

Awesome Fishing Mornings and Afternoons

March 18, 2018

Redfish continues to be the in the spotlight. We are catching many slot sized redfish and quite a few short of the slot but still fun to fight. Sheepshead, black drum, mangrove snapper, and a few sea trout are… Read Full Report →

Redfish and Black Drum are Thick

March 16, 2018

We have been getting many reds and black drum with some nice 4-6 lb fish being caught. Also caught a jack, a bunch of mangrove snapper, and a sheepshead. Read Full Report →

Awesome Fishing in Ormond Beach

March 07, 2018

We had a really active morning yesterday landing 4 or 5 redfish with 1 being 26". We also got about a dozen mangrove snapper with a couple legal size fish. We caught one nice jack crevalle, a black drum… Read Full Report →

Strong Winds but Great Fishing

March 03, 2018

We had a great morning with a variety of species being caught. The wind was cranking out of the North so we finished some back waters to get out of it as much as possible and it panned out… Read Full Report →

Whacking the Redfish!

February 28, 2018

We pulled up to the first spot and hooked our first redfish within minutes. Throughout the whole trip the bite was very steady with several other fish that got away. The clip shows a very nice upper slot or… Read Full Report →

Site Fishing Redfish

February 20, 2018

First thing in the morning we have been able to sight fish redfish. Many of the fish are right in the middle of the slot around 24 to 25 inches. If you can put the bait in front of… Read Full Report →

Somersaulting Seatrout

February 13, 2018

The bite did not slow down the whole trip at the end we left them biting. Getting redfish and trout every trip. We were using topwater lures and the seatrout were catching air busting the baits. Read Full Report →

The redfish bite is hot

February 10, 2018

We have been getting redfish and sea trout very consistently on recent trips. Artificials and live bait are both producing fish. Read Full Report →

Redfish Are Chewing

February 08, 2018

First thing in the morning the trout bite has been popping some days and slower on others. The redfish bite has been very consistent with my last two trips landing 8 and 4 reds with some very nice fish… Read Full Report →

Seatrout Bite is Strong

January 17, 2018

With some of the cold front coming through the fish have been hanging out deeper in the water column. We've been catching good numbers of sea trout and even after a couple recent freezes we are still catching some… Read Full Report →

Seatrout Bite Is Picking Up

January 11, 2018

After a pretty chilling cold front the bite slowed down for a couple days but after doing some scouting I have found the seatrout in multiple areas. One trip I landed 7 which were all slot fish in just… Read Full Report →

Awesome Inlet Action!

December 31, 2017

We had some action in the morning but as soon as the tide changed it was really on! Landed a big snook, redfish, and this tarpon using live shrimp. The chilly weather has not slowed the bite down at… Read Full Report →

Sharks Everywhere!

December 22, 2017

We didn't have any luck with redfish in the morning so we tried something a little different. When I mentioned the possibility of catching some sharks their eyes lit up. We fished the shallows and it was game on… Read Full Report →

Awesome Inlet Fishing

December 19, 2017

Great day on the water with these guys. Another 30 inch Snook that I scooped with the net right after it spit the hook out next to the boat. Landed 1 tarpon and jumped off 3 others. The tarpon… Read Full Report →

Lady Luck Always Produces

December 18, 2017

Quite a variety of nice fish being caught lately. We landed a 30" black drum, a nice snook just under slot size, and even landed a 2 lb pompano for some good eats. Read Full Report →

Last Day of Snook Season We Nailed It

December 16, 2017

We fished Ponce Inlet again and had a successful trip with a very thick snook that was 30" and pushing 11 lb. Also scored 3 black drum that were 13, 14, and over 17 lbs. Live shrimp on the… Read Full Report →

Awesome Trips for Redfish and Black Drum

December 15, 2017

The fishing has been awesome around the inlet. There's been a variety including redfish, black drum, pompano, snook, sheepshead, and even tarpon in the 20 to 30 lb range. Read Full Report →

Redfish and Black Drum are Chewing!

December 13, 2017

We landed 5 black drum up to 30" and 3 redfish up to 36". Awesome trip being able to keep a few fish and release a few that were too big! We did best with live shrimp fishing the… Read Full Report →

Flounder are coming in HOT!!!

November 22, 2017

The flounder are getting thick in the intercoastal and there's been a lot of snook still as well. We've also been catching some redfish, black drum, and quite a few sea trout. Read Full Report →

Ponce Inlet Bull Redfish

November 16, 2017

The redfish are still biting at the inlet along with jacks, flounder, and even some cobia which I haven't personally caught lately but I have seen them. Read Full Report →

Ponce Inlet Fishing Is On Fire!!!

October 24, 2017

First thing in the morning there was bait everywhere and fish busting the surface. The fall mullet run is in full force and the poles are dancing! Landed some bull redfish for some strong fights and a nice slot… Read Full Report →

Bull Redfish Bite is On! Don't Wait

October 23, 2017

The inlet has been loaded with these huge redfish! This is where the name of my business came from. Those poles were dancing! We landed 6 redfish most of them over 40 inches and broke off two others They… Read Full Report →

Black Drum Moving In

October 21, 2017

This is the time of year we start doing good with the black drum. Been catching some around the docks in Daytona Beach using live shrimp. Read Full Report →

Snook, Snook, and More Snook

October 20, 2017

We are catching snook, trout, and redfish pretty much every trip. I have had productive morning trips and afternoon. Should be a good bite before the front over the next couple days. Read Full Report →

Don't Wait the Bite is Hot Right Now

October 12, 2017

With huge schools of mullet in the intercoastal of course the predators are right with them. Redfish, snook, and tarpon are all over the place! If you want to catch fish now is the time! Read Full Report →

Great Time for Big Redfish

October 03, 2017

The weather has not been the prettiest but the fishing is great right now. Snook are still biting good back in the creeks with quite a few slot fish being caught . The redfish are thick at the inlet… Read Full Report →

More Awesome Snook Action

September 30, 2017

There was a lot of big fish on this trip! Caught 15 Snook with two slot sized keepers. We also lost two other big fish. Bite is still Read Full Report →

51 Snook in 4 Hours!!!

September 22, 2017

The snook bite is red hot!!! Landed 51 with several fish in the 25" to 28" range. Also got a nice slot redfish and a trout. I can't reiterate the time to fish is now! Read Full Report →

Snook Snook Snook!

September 21, 2017

This is the craziest snook bite I've ever seen in Daytona Beach area. Ended up with 9 including a 28" and 30" fish and a several other good ones. Don't wait too long there's no telling how long they… Read Full Report →

Snook bite is on FIRE!

September 17, 2017

We landed 21 Snook in a couple hours of all different sizes. Ended up with 2 slot size, a 29 and a 30 inch with a handful just under slot size using live mullet and artificial lures. Read Full Report →

Redfish Crushing Mullet

August 13, 2017

The reds have been consistent around the docks first thing in the morning and the days we have some overcast conditions they hang out on the flats with it being a little cooler. Fiinger mullet was the choice bait… Read Full Report →

When You Least Expect It

July 28, 2017

We had some fish busting the live mullet we were using for bait but we couldn't connect. The boys kept putting their rods in the rod holders and I told them you better keep an eye on it. When… Read Full Report →

Big Snook

July 24, 2017

We landed a couple snook in the mid 20 inch range and busted off another nice fish that wrapped around a dock piling. You had to have the bait right under the dock or you wouldn't get a bite.… Read Full Report →

Tarpon and Redfish

July 14, 2017

Started out first thing in the morning with redfish very active up against the shoreline landing 2 nice fish and of course the one that got away was the biggest. Then we went to see if the tarpon would… Read Full Report →

This Fish Wasn't Getting Away

July 12, 2017

There where redfish pushing up against the bank first thing in the morning and it didn't take long to hear the drag screaming on the reel. The fish ran under a dock and halfway to the next one. I… Read Full Report →

Tarpon Getting Thick

July 11, 2017

The tarpon are plentiful in the river with some nice fish up to 50-60 lbs. We've been getting them on live mullet and pogies in the middle of the afternoon. Read Full Report →

Pompano and Flounder

July 03, 2017

I've been having a blast with the kids lately for summer vacation. There's been huge schools of Pompano in the river and we've been catching quite a bit of flounder. Tons of action with a variety of fish including… Read Full Report →

Early AM Redfish Action

July 02, 2017

The redfish have been cruising in the shallows first thing in the morning and we've even been able to sight cast some fish before it gets too hot. Read Full Report →

Snook bite is hot!!

June 22, 2017

Beautiful day on the Tomoka River. Scenery is awesome back there. Snook season closed June first but they are a blast to catch and we're catching redfish , trout, and flounder as well. Read Full Report →

Good Eats

June 21, 2017

Great day on the water landing a few slot redfish and a couple short ones. A six-hour trip gives you a little bit more time to try more areas and came through for us that day landing some nice… Read Full Report →

Big Seatrout

May 30, 2017

There has been tons of bait pods in the river and we are catching very good size seatrout on live pogies. Read Full Report →

Seatrout Everywhere

April 12, 2017

We are pretty much getting seatrout at every spot we try. We ended up with a couple nice ones at the 20 inch mark that these boys had a blast with. Read Full Report →

Trout are Thumping

April 11, 2017

There's tons of menhaden and mullet in the river and has been the bait of choice. Been getting nice size trout with some over 20". Read Full Report →

Consistent Redfish and Trout

April 10, 2017

We've been doing great on redfish, trout, and snook and the bite should only get better over the next couple weeks. Read Full Report →

Tournament Redfish

March 27, 2017

Beautiful weather and great fishing. We ended up with this redfish that was 26 3/4". Even though it made the slot I was pleased that they wanted to release this fish. It inhaled a live menhaden and put up… Read Full Report →

First Snook

March 23, 2017

I love getting a fresh water fisherman on a big snook. He had no idea the fight he was in for. Couldn't get the tarpon to bit and jumped off another nice snook using live mullet. Read Full Report →

Poles Were Dancing!

March 06, 2017

Great day on the water landing 9 redfish, 4 snook, a trout, a few mangrove snapper, and jumped off a few good size tarpon. We used live shrimp and finger mullet. Now's the time to get out there! Read Full Report →

Redfish and Snook

February 27, 2017

We started fishing some docks first thing in the morning and ended up catching two snook, a redfish, and missed five or six other fish. Later in the morning we tried some oyster bars landing a nice redish on… Read Full Report →

Tarpon Bonanza!

February 23, 2017

We fished in some less than perfect conditions yesterday but man were the fish hungry. We landed our first fish within minutes which was about a 25 pound tarpon using live mullet. There are huge schools of them in… Read Full Report →

25 Knot Winds Didn't Stop The Bite

February 15, 2017

It was a day with questionable conditions but Chuck Minnick and his brother in law were determined. The wind was absolutely cranking so I tucked out of it as much as possible. We were using live shrimp and finger… Read Full Report →

Great Fishing Ending 2016

December 29, 2016

I was able to squeeze some customers in on a short notice trip and it worked out great with a little variety and some good action. Live shrimp and artificial lures were both used for bait. Read Full Report →

Backwater Fishing Is On!!

December 28, 2016

You know it's a great day when you put a smile on a youngster with the biggest fish he's ever caught. Read Full Report →

Big Red

October 23, 2016

The big redfish are biting good at the inlet. They I've been eating live finger mullet and also chunks of big bullet on the bottom. Outgoing tide has been providing the most action. Read Full Report →

Redfish Bonanza

September 10, 2016

Finally had a chance to get a rod bent myself with a little bit of time off and what a blast. Between my boat and a close friend that I had follow me to the spot we landed right… Read Full Report →

Late August Trips

August 24, 2016

This was trips from a few days in a row that were all successful trips. Many different species caught and a lot of action. The fishing should just get better moving into fall! Read Full Report →

Reds and Snook

August 05, 2016

Great trip on the Halifax with tailing redfish in the shallows. Got a couple nice slot reds and also had some snook action. Used Live shrimp and finger mullet for bait. Read Full Report →

Heat is not Stopping Great Trips

July 22, 2016

The morning was a pretty hot one with very little breeze but the fish didn't mind. 4 redfish were landed with a couple slot fish. 4 snook were also caught, a couple ladyfish, and a couple keeper mangrove snapper.… Read Full Report →

Red Hot Redfish!!

July 08, 2016

Day was awesome right off the bat! Bait was everywhere, fish were busting, and reds were tailing!!! We landed 4 slot sized reds that were from 20 to 24 inches and number 5 spit the hook. You could see… Read Full Report →

Great Fishing and Variety

July 07, 2016

Fishing was hot!! First thing in the morning redfish were tailing against the shoreline and they weren't very hungry but we managed to get one to bite that was a little bit under slot size. We also caught a… Read Full Report →

Snook on the Bridges

June 21, 2016

We fished the morning trying a couple spots in the shallows and that wasn't coming through for us, so we headed to the bridge and landed this nice snook using live shrimp. Trickiest part is getting them away from… Read Full Report →

Extreme Anglers

May 12, 2016

Two more 10hr trips with the Carpenters. Having a heck of a time getting fish past the sharks and goliath groupers. Pulled up a head of what was previously a nice mangrove snapper on one drop. The amberjacks were… Read Full Report →

Offshore Variety

May 09, 2016

Pretty good trip offshore with a mixed bag of fish. Caught about 10 red snapper up to 25lb roughly which have to be released as well as the mahis, variety of snappers, and big key west grunts. Lots of… Read Full Report →


May 05, 2016

Did some fishing in the Halifax and Tomoka Rivers. Ended up finding this delicious tripletail that sucked down a free lined live shrimp. Mr. Loftus sent me a picture of the fish when he cooked it and man did… Read Full Report →

Great Day in the Backwaters

April 30, 2016

Great trip this morning landing 6 redfish with three of them that were slot size up to 24". Also landed a snook and a handful of mangrove snapper, a couple of which were keepers. Fished in the Tomoka River… Read Full Report →

25lb Black Drum

April 27, 2016

This was a slow morning catching a few smaller fish and came through strong at the end with a black drum that was 39" and roughly 25lb. Fish ate a live shrimp on the bottom. Read Full Report →

Cobia on the Beach

April 25, 2016

Went out in search of the rays off New Smyrna Beach even though the wind was picking up a little earlier than expected. Found our first manta ray after about 20 minutes but with the wind working against us,… Read Full Report →

Drummer Boys

April 20, 2016

What a great day being able to put a couple boys on some drum they could barely hold up. Other than holding the rod just in case of emergency they did all the work themselves. Both fish ended up… Read Full Report →

Black Drum Bonanza

April 18, 2016

I did a couple trips trying to scout these fish out and got them figured out pretty well. Got to the point where I could just drive around to these few spots and look for them on the fish… Read Full Report →

Offshore Variety

April 04, 2016

Got a mixed bag of different snappers along with a nice cobia about 12 miles off Ponce inlet on a bottom fishing trip. Squid, sardines, and live grunts were used for bait. Red snapper were also swarming around the… Read Full Report →

The One That Got Away...

March 10, 2016

First thing they told me was "we want to catch a shark." After chumming the water for about 20 minutes the target species was landed and unfortunately we didn't get a picture... Then one of the rods went off… Read Full Report →

Double Drummin'

March 08, 2016

We worked hard searching multiple areas but it payed off. The two drum were caught back to back using live shrimp with a split shot weight. Read Full Report →

300 lb Goliath Grouper!!!

February 28, 2016

Started off catching some sardines and cigar minnows on the way out for bait. Got to the first spot and bite was on immediately. Pulled up some above avg. size lane snapper as well as mangrove snapper, vermilion snapper,… Read Full Report →

It's the WEAKend!

February 20, 2016

We started the morning out by fishing some docks but there wasn't a whole lot going on. I moved on to this spot that has some structure on the bottom and holds black drum this time of year. Well… Read Full Report →

Schools in Session

February 13, 2016

Started off first thing in super thick fog that eventually cleared up to the river being slick calm and a great sunrise! Pulled up to the first spot and saw a school of reds immediately but a couple pelicans… Read Full Report →

Water Temp. Cools, Drum Bite Heats Up

January 26, 2016

Right off the bat we saw redfish moving around in the shallows but they were acting very finicky. The water was so clear I even saw sea trout off the bow of the boat multiple times. Ended up with… Read Full Report →

Beautiful Red Drum

January 13, 2016

Couldn't get a nibble with artificials, but switched to live shrimp and it was game on. Got this very healthy 29" redfish that put up a great fight trying to run for cover. Also caught a couple sheepshead and… Read Full Report →

Muttons in the AM, Trout in the PM

December 31, 2015

Started off with a 4 hr offshore trip first thing in the morning running offshore roughly 12 miles. Caught a few mutton snapper, mangrove snapper, red snapper and blue runners. Busted off a couple big fish as well. Came… Read Full Report →

Got Seatrout Off His Bucket List

December 28, 2015

Killian told me there were a couple fish he was wanting to scratch off the bucket list. I'm glad the Pole Dancer could help today with his first Seatrout ever, and a good size one at that. Live mullet… Read Full Report →

Sheepshead Ponce Inlet

December 12, 2015

Weather was beautiful, seas were calm, and the sheeps were biting! Can't resist those fidler crabs for bait. Biggest fish were 3-4 lbs. Bite should only be getting better. Read Full Report →


November 27, 2015

Fished structure for some sheepshead that were a heck of a fight on light tackle and great for dinner! Read Full Report →

Snook Bite is On!

November 17, 2015

The snook bite has been awesome this year. Some trips have provided multiple slot size fish and even over slot fish that have to be released but they are great fighters!! This was one I actually ended up getting… Read Full Report →


October 16, 2015

The redfish bite just keeps getting hotter!!! Ended up catching 9 reds all in the upper 30" to mid 40" range. I even had a chance to catch a couple myself so they could get a break! The morning… Read Full Report →

Big Ole' Redfish

October 13, 2015

Ten year old Hayden and Uncle Same ended up with 5 Redfish from 28-42". They also landed that nice Spanish Mackerel and busted off a couple other mystery fish??? You can't beat fishing the Daytona Beach area this time… Read Full Report →

More Bull Redfish in Daytona Beach

October 11, 2015

Lady luck again on this trip. The guys couldn't get a bite. She landed two over-slot redfish. The second one was just in time for the sunset with a great picture. We were using live mullet in Ponce Inlet… Read Full Report →

Lady Anlger with Bull Red and Slot Snook

October 10, 2015

Fishing Ponce Inlet a lot on recent trips with the mullet run providing some fun action. Lee Williamson landed a nice bull redfish which had to be released and a couple snook, the biggest being 28", which went home… Read Full Report →

Tarpon and Bull Reds

October 09, 2015

Ponce Inlet was pretty rough but that didn't stop the fish from biting. Fished the incoming tide with 7-8" mullet on the bottom. Redfish was 42" and the tarpon was estimated at #50-60. Had a couple other hook ups,… Read Full Report →

Backwater Redfish

September 15, 2015

There was a lot of action at the first spot right when we pulled up, just tricky getting the fish to commit. Missed a nice flounder that did a back flip over the top water lure and a very… Read Full Report →

Tomoka River Tarpon

July 28, 2015

Went 2 for 8 on tarpon back in the Tomoka River using live 5-6 inch mullet with the biggest ones being in the 30-40 lb range. We were using spinning tackle with 30 lb. flourocarbon leader and a 5/o… Read Full Report →

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Katie C.
Daytona Beach, FL

Half day morning trip with captain Jeff

VERIFIED   June 22, 2020
Captain Jeff was very knowledgeable! You can definitely tell he knows his fishing business and the river. Even though we weren’t...
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Matt S.
Fruitland Park, Florida

Half day with Capt Jeff

VERIFIED   May 20, 2020
We had a great time today! We caught over 30 fish and kept quite a few to include a really nice flounder! We also had a really...
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Chris L.
Ormond Beach, FL

6 Hour Am Trip with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   June 3, 2020
Take a four man crew and snacks and a few drinks and Captain Jeff will work hard to put you on the fish…you can tell...
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Sara R.
Daytona Beach, FL

Tarpon & Snook trip

VERIFIED   May 24, 2020
We had a great time.  Captain Jeff was extremely knowledgable and willing to teach me.  I’m a VERY novice fisher...
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Steven M.
Worcester, MA

Full day with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   September 5, 2020
Took my 16 yr old son and my brother in law for a 6 hour inahore trip with Captain Jeff. We had a great day on the water. Caught...
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