New Smyrna Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

New Smyrna Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in New Smyrna Beach

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in New Smyrna Beach

Deep Sea Fishing in New Smyrna Beach

The deep sea fishing New Smyrna Beach has on its doorstep will turn the casual angler into a diehard fisherman. In some spots, the Gulf Stream runs just 20 miles offshore, bringing a collection of big game fish with it. Meanwhile, a variety of reefs and shipwrecks play host to Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. Come spend a day on the water and see if you can’t set a new record for yourself!

What to Expect While Deep Sea Fishing

A deep sea fishing trip out of New Smyrna Beach will take you straight to the offshore fishing grounds. You’re likely to start somewhere around the 20 mile mark, trolling for Kingfish, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, and Cobia. If the season is right, you may even hook into Wahoo or Sailfish this close to shore.

Your captain will keep heading into the Gulf Stream until you make your way up to 40 or 60 miles offshore. Out here, you’ll find Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, and Wahoo. For a substantial catch, you might head north to “Rolldown,” a ledge 45-55 miles offshore where the seafloor gradually rolls from 200 to 2,000 feet below. Here, you’ll find plenty of Wahoo and other big game brutes.

If you’re after a decent catch to grace your table, you can take advantage of great bottom fishing opportunities year-round. Shipwrecks in water several hundred feet deep host Amberjack in the 40-50 lb range. The Oculina coral reef 25 miles offshore is famous for its abundance of Snapper, Grouper, and other bottom fish.

With plenty of trolling and bottom fishing opportunities just 20 miles from shore, it’s easy to get a taste of the deep sea fishing New Smyrna Beach has to offer on a 6-8 hour trip. To make the most of this fishery, however, we recommend a trip of 10-12 hours. It can take an hour or two just to reach the prime fishing spots 40+ miles from shore, and once you’re there, you’ll be hooked on the action! 

How to Fish

Deep sea fishing will have you trolling for speedy pelagic game fish and bottom fishing for a variety of treats near the wrecks and reefs. Trolling at various speeds will help you catch Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Kingfish, and more. Baits vary from cut and live bait to artificials such as rubber skirts.

Bottom fishing is likely to involve drifting and jigging. Vertical jigging or live lining Mullet in water a couple hundred feet deep will land you a massive Amberjack. Other baits such as Pinfish, Sardines, and frozen Squid work well for Snapper, Grouper, and other dwellers.

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Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea Fishing in New Smyrna Beach

April fishing trip
George D. fished with East Florida Fishing Charters on April 2, 2021
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Pray for a day that was not so windy and cold. Captain Gary did an excellent job under challenging conditions. Filleting the sheepshead must have been brutal in the cold wind. I would not hesitate to go fishing with Gary again.
December fishing trip
Matt R. fished with Davy Jones Fishing Company on December 29, 2020
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Find captain davy jones great guy just like the average person
Fishing trip May 2020!!!
Delores L. fished with Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters on May 27, 2020
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Nothing really, this was our first time fishing there, and we had an awesome time!!! And the only reason I say no it wasn't what I expected at booking, or not to did we catch the fish we wanted, was cause we thought we were going out deeper, and the fish would be different, and bigger. But it doesn't take anything away from the fact we caught fish we never thought we'd catch, seen fish we've never seen before, and it was just an amazing time!!!
February fishing trip
Paul B. fished with Code Red Fishing Charters on February 4, 2020
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I will be using Captain Mat Lee again when I take my Family fishing.
Hammerhead shark fishing!
Karen C. fished with Poseidon Fishing Charters on January 17, 2020
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We enjoyed the intracoastal option for big fish without the seasick risk of the ocean.
January fishing trip
Wayne B. fished with Spot Stalker Charters Ponce Inlet on January 3, 2020
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Be aware of sand bars and no wake Zones.
4 Hour trip with Captain George
Troy S. fished with Poseidon Fishing Charters on December 27, 2019
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Go with an expert - they will teach you the rules and the ways.
HALF DAY TRIP WITH CPT, TONY
Tim S. fished with Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters on October 12, 2019
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Be patient, as the weather dictates what kind of fishing can be done. But, there is plenty of in-shore fishing to be had during those times when you can't get out to deeper water. Check out Reel Compulsive fishing charters. My friend and I had a great time. Caught 13 different species of fish, and even reeled in a Stone Crab that wouldn't let go of my bait shrimp. Took his big main claw, and tossed him back. Dolphins and manatees routinely swimming by the boat, both while anchored and while moving. So, you can get some wildlife watching and fishing in at the same time.

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