Captain
Scott Ellis

Member since September 2020 Ponce Inlet, United States
Background
I am a fourth-generation fisherman. My family has been fishing out of Ponce Inlet for more than 50 years. I started fishing with my father, grandfather, and older brother as a mate as a young man and have fishing ever since. I've also run boats to Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas. I chose to follow the family tradition of deep-sea fishing because I love the adventure of being on the ocean and I also enjoy watching my customers experience the excitement of reeling in a great catch.
Techniques
We do both trolling and bottom fishing. If our customer is looking to catch a sailfish, mahi-mahi/dolphin, wahoo, king mackerel, spanish mackerel, tuna, bonita, barracuda or cobia, then we troll. If they prefer bottom fishing then we will be looking for grouper, snapper, amberjack, trigger fish or sea bass. We spend time fishing over natural reefs, artificial reefs and sunken vessels. We can travel any where from 1 mile to 50 miles out. We use a variety of baits, depending on what we are looking to catch. When trolling we use bonita strips, mullet strips, ballyhoo and artificial lures that I design myself. When bottom fishing we use squid, sardines, cut bait and live bait. To help us locate those sought after catches, we use the latest technology such as GPS and fish finder.

Hey, I'm Captain Scott Ellis

Ponce Inlet, United States
Background
I am a fourth-generation fisherman. My family has been fishing out of Ponce Inlet for more than 50 years. I started fishing with my father, grandfather, and older brother as a mate as a young man and have fishing ever since. I've also run boats to Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas. I chose to follow the family tradition of deep-sea fishing because I love the adventure of being on the ocean and I also enjoy watching my customers experience the excitement of reeling in a great catch.
Techniques
We do both trolling and bottom fishing. If our customer is looking to catch a sailfish, mahi-mahi/dolphin, wahoo, king mackerel, spanish mackerel, tuna, bonita, barracuda or cobia, then we troll. If they prefer bottom fishing then we will be looking for grouper, snapper, amberjack, trigger fish or sea bass. We spend time fishing over natural reefs, artificial reefs and sunken vessels. We can travel any where from 1 mile to 50 miles out. We use a variety of baits, depending on what we are looking to catch. When trolling we use bonita strips, mullet strips, ballyhoo and artificial lures that I design myself. When bottom fishing we use squid, sardines, cut bait and live bait. To help us locate those sought after catches, we use the latest technology such as GPS and fish finder.
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My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(106 reviews)
Ponce Inlet
trips from $700

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 106 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (130)
Half day, four hour trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
72%
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Dennis W.
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

July fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 25, 2023
Went out for 8-hours yesterday with my adult son and my 14-year old son and had a GREAT time! Captain Scott continued to put...
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Darren O.
Ormond Beach, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day, four hour trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 10, 2023
We’ve done multiple charters here in the states and in the Caribbean. Hands down this was one of if not the best trips we’ve...
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William G.
Ocala, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 22, 2023
Captain Scott and first mate Noah are very polite and knowledgeable. They catered to our every need. It was a day full of memories...
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Matthew B.
CHERKEE HMSTD, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Scott

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 26, 2023
We had a great time!  Captain Scott and Noah were knowledgeable and so helpful.  We took the 6 hour trip…which was perfect. ...
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Charlene K.
Edgewater, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 7, 2023
We had a great time ! The captain was super and drove the boat like a captain! Andy his mate was wonderful and made the fishing...
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