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What are the best fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 12 trips in New Smyrna Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are The Skiff Experience guided by Capt, Inshore Bay and Flats Fishing guided by Matt, and Ponce Inlet Quick Trip guided by Jordan.

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Other popular fishing spots nearby for booking a charter include Port Orange, Edgewater and Daytona Beach.

What types of fishing charters are common in New Smyrna Beach?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in New Smyrna Beach as well as nearshore fishing, offshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in New Smyrna Beach are: 1. redfish, 2. black drum, 3. king mackerel / kingfish, 4. tarpon, and 5. cobia.

The most common fishing techniques in New Smyrna Beach are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and live bait fishing but trolling and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do New Smyrna Beach fishing charters cost?

in New Smyrna Beach prices can range anywhere from $350 to $1,700, but the average price for a half day in New Smyrna Beach is $580. The average price for a full day in New Smyrna Beach is $978.

When is the best time to go fishing in New Smyrna Beach?

The most popular season for fishing in New Smyrna Beach is fall, and most anglers book their trips 33 days in advance.

Where can I get a New Smyrna Beach fishing license and what are the bag limits in New Smyrna Beach?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in New Smyrna Beach, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in New Smyrna Beach. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in New Smyrna Beach.

New Smyrna Beach Fishing Charters

New Smyrna Beach provides anglers with easy access to both freshwater and saltwater fishing opportunities. The Halifax River offers top-notch inshore fishing while pelagic species are on patrol only a short trip from shore. The freshwater options are also incredible thanks to the nearby St Johns River and Lake George. From the inland freshwater lake out to the reefs in deep offshore waters, New Smyrna Beach has excellent fishing everywhere you look.

New Smyrna Beach Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater fishing is only a short drive inland and provides unique fishing opportunities. Lake George is only a few miles west of the coast but the water is brackish as the St. Johns River nears the ocean. This lake is very productive for crappie and bass as well as several other inshore species. The wide variety of species to target in Lake George means there is no shortage of fish to catch. If you want to get two birds with one stone, this is the fishing spot for you.

New Smyrna Beach Inshore Fishing

Inshore fishing near New Smyrna Beach gives anglers the chance to target trophy-sized inshore species in a ton of different habitats. These waters are home to popular game fish including redfish, speckled trout, black drum, sheepshead, and flounder. The brackish backcountry waters near New Smyrna Beach are a great place to bucket list fish like tarpon and snook that grow into giants and can be hard to outsmart. With such a wide variety of fish and environments to target, New Smyrna Beach offers top-notch inshore fishing that makes it easy to find the perfect trip for any group.

New Smyrna Beach Nearshore Fishing

Heading out past the inlet to the coastline and nearshore waters opens up tons of new species to target. pompano chase bait in the surf while snapper and grouper species hang out near the reefs and wrecks in deeper water. All of these fish are stout fighters when they get hooked and offer all the rod-bending action you can handle. Pompano usually only reach a few pounds but they are a thrill to catch. Live bait and jigs fished near structures will be the most effective way to target these fish. The same goes for snapper and grouper but at much greater depths.

New Smyrna Beach Offshore Fishing

If you want to target some truly massive fish, head out to offshore waters for wahoo, tuna, mahi-mahi, and kingfish. These fish grow huge and are formidable fighters that high hard and run. With wahoo growing to 80+ pounds and tuna easily reaching several hundred pounds, If you hook up with either of these fish you will be battling for hours. These fish also happen to be exceptionally delicious thanks to their excellent meat qualities.

Things to Do in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach has an abundance of activities on or off the water that is sure to provide the trip of a lifetime. Any trip to the coast means spending at least one day at the beach, and the beaches near Ponce Inlet are gorgeous. Clean sand and beautiful water make them a great place to get some rest and relaxation. If you love history or just doing some sightseeing, head across the bay to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. When it’s time to fuel up or wind down, there are plenty of beachfront restaurants and bars to choose from.

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New Smyrna Beach Tides and Weather

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How are fishing conditions in New Smyrna Beach?

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    Fishing has been nice in the mornings and wind and rain has been moving in after lunch
    Mosquito Lagoon is a one of a kind estuary where the Red Fish spend their entire life. Unlike regular reds that migrate and go offshore to breed this particular type is born here and spends its entire life here. With the loss of habitat in the past 8 years the numbers have been going down significantly which is why the catch and release only regulations for the entire Indian River system.
    Mosquito Lagoon is a one of a kind estuary where the Red Fish spend their entire life. Unlike regular reds that migrate and go offshore to breed this particular type is born here and spends its entire life here. With the loss of habitat in the past 8 years the numbers have been going down significantly which is why the catch and release only regulations for the entire Indian River system.