Captain
Dan Ballard

Member since November 2014

New Smyrna Beach, United States

Background
Born and raised fishing. Florida native. On the beach. My family were fishermen and I had no choice!
Techniques
Bottom fishing and trolling!

Hey, I'm Captain Dan Ballard

New Smyrna Beach, United States
Background
Born and raised fishing. Florida native. On the beach. My family were fishermen and I had no choice!
Techniques
Bottom fishing and trolling!
Angler's Choice
Verified

My Charter Listings

New Smyrna Beach
trips from
US$ 300

Fishing Reports

Offshore Bite

December 27, 2016

All offshore trips have been nice. If the wind is low we go! We are limiting out on Vermilions. Nice size black sea bass, Trigger fish, also a couple of Lane snapper and Mutton snapper. Some really nice Cobia… Read Full Report →


Snook and Reds at Ponce

November 21, 2015

Ponce inlet is loaded with snook and reds right now! Live bait will do the trick! Read Full Report →


Nice Mahi

April 04, 2015

Headed out early Sat morning, Port Canaveral, hit 150ft dropped in our spread. Hit 300ft, shotgun goes off, naked ballyhoo way out! Big Bull gaffer in the boat. Short time later couple peanuts in the boat! Over all nice… Read Full Report →


Got one!

March 21, 2015

Went out of Port Canaveral early had good reports of Mahi bite is on. Long story short we had 3 knock downs and one OK bull Mahi. Everyone had same out come. One here one there. No size. So… Read Full Report →


Red Hot Bottom Fishing!!!!!!

March 12, 2015

The bite is hot on the bottom out of Ponce Inlet! We are limiting out on Black Sea Bass and Vermillion. With a mix of Porgy's. We do fight through the Sharks too! Which keeps you catchin and adds… Read Full Report →


Fish Fry Anyone?

March 11, 2015

Customer- We want some fish to eat, can you do that? Capt. Dan- Sure can, I have just the spot! Customer- Holy Smokes!!! You put us on the fish and fish in the cooler! Capt. Dan- That is what… Read Full Report →


Mahi and Vermilion's!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 02, 2015

Mahi are rolling in at Ponce Inlet! Caught some small ones on a nice weed line. We ended pitching to them with spinning reels! Headed over to a nice ledge and limited out on the Vermilion snappers! Great fishing,… Read Full Report →


Red Hot Kings!

February 08, 2015

Went out for a half day charter off Ponce Inlet limited out on King Fish! Turned to some bottom fishing and got some snappers and porgys! Great day! More happy customers! Even all the Sharks we caught were exciting! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Fished January 2017

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Dan Ballard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 8, 2017


Went fishing on Friday, April 8, 2016

We had a great time and caught a lot of fish!!

Fished April 2016

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Dan Ballard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 9, 2016

Thank you! I’m glad you had a great time! See you guys next time!


Went fishing on Monday, March 21, 2016

Over all, an excellent trip.  Did not go far to limit out.

Fished March 2016

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Dan Ballard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Great trip! Great guys! 30kt winds, 50degrees!
Sheepshead chewin! Made Lemonade out of a lemon day! These guys are eating good!
Southern fried fish! It’s what’s for dinner!


Went fishing on Friday, February 19, 2016

These guys were fantastic.They let us decide everything and put us on the fish.Great guys!!

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Me and my wife had a great time

Fished August 2015

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Dan Ballard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, September 4, 2015

Glad you had a good time! Keep me in mind for the next time your here!

Went fishing on Sunday, July 5, 2015

Capt Dan was very pleasant to be with….fishing was slow ....caught some Red Snapper but out of season so that wasn’t good…no grouper in 80 ft and 19 miles out vs. the 5 mi’s that we had originally discussed when booking the charter….tried to get in cooler h20 and stayed our an x-tra hour or so but only 2 keeper fish with three fishing. Saw three large sharks to spice up the trip.

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 25, 2015

We had a great time. The Captain did a great job for us and we would certainly use him again.

Fished June 2015

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