Captain
Dan Ballard

Member since November 2014 New Smyrna Beach, United States
Background
A Floridian born and raised, Captain Dan comes from a family of fishermen and has been involved in fishing for as long as he can remember. A member of the Florida Fishing Guides Association and US Coast Guard licensed charter fishing captain, he has more than 25 years of experience with fishing on Florida's east coast. He is a devoted offshore fisherman and a big fan of bottom fishing and trolling.
Techniques
Bottom fishing and trolling!

Hey, I'm Captain Dan Ballard

New Smyrna Beach, United States
Background
A Floridian born and raised, Captain Dan comes from a family of fishermen and has been involved in fishing for as long as he can remember. A member of the Florida Fishing Guides Association and US Coast Guard licensed charter fishing captain, he has more than 25 years of experience with fishing on Florida's east coast. He is a devoted offshore fisherman and a big fan of bottom fishing and trolling.
Techniques
Bottom fishing and trolling!

My Charter Listing

Holy Smokes Fishing Charters

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New Smyrna Beach
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4.89
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out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
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February fishing trip
February fishing trip
Absolutely the BEST time of our lives!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Gregory W.
Elton, WV
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Absolutely the BEST time of our lives!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on November 8, 2020
Stop searching through charter after charter trying to decide who to book! BOOK Captain Dan!! We are two “hillbillies”...
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on February 5, 2021
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Todd P.
Fruitland Park, Florida
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Offshore fun!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on August 10, 2019
Captain Dan is a fun, experienced, easy going guide. This trip was for my 12 year old son’s birthday. Dan made it a lot of...
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Robert P.
Dunbar, Pennsylvania
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Full day offshore trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on June 5, 2019
Very pleased with our trip and will book next time in Florida. Was a little slow on getting bites early in the trip but got...
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Philip J.
Edgewater, Florida
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Holy Smokes - Accurate.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on April 2, 2018
Legit. We stayed on fish the entire time we were with Captain Dan and couldn’t have asked for a better trip. He was easily...
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