Pole Dancer Fishin’ Charters Fishing Reports

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 →