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Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in Ponce Inlet

What are the best fishing charters in Ponce Inlet?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 3 trips in Ponce Inlet, and the most popular trips in the area are Quick Snapper Run guided by Ryan, Ponce Inlet Experience guided by Ryan, and 10-12 Hour Offshore guided by Ryan.

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

What types of fishing charters are common in Ponce Inlet?

Nearshore fishing is the most popular in Ponce Inlet as well as offshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Ponce Inlet are: 1. lane snapper, 2. mangrove snapper, 3. gag grouper, 4. red snapper, and 5. wahoo.

The most common fishing techniques in Ponce Inlet are bottom fishing, drift fishing, and jigging but trolling and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Ponce Inlet fishing charters cost?

in Ponce Inlet prices can range anywhere from $750 to $1,795, but the average price for a half day in Ponce Inlet is $750. The average price for a full day in Ponce Inlet is $1,420.

When is the best time to go fishing in Ponce Inlet?

The best time to go fishing can depend on a number of factors. Call us to talk fishing!

Where can I get a Ponce Inlet fishing license and what are the bag limits in Ponce Inlet?

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

Ponce Inlet Fishing Charters

Ponce Inlet is a beautiful destination surrounded by rich waters and prime fishing spots. Inshore fishing near the Ponce Inlet Jetty or the maze of backwaters created by the Halifax River provides non-stop action with short travel times. If you want to target bigger fish, head offshore and target pelagic species in the Gulf Stream. There are even freshwater options in Lake George which is only a short trip west.

Ponce Inlet Freshwaters 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 and 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.

Ponce Inlet Inshore Fishing

Inshore fishing near Ponce Inlet offers a wide range of fishing opportunities. These waters are teeming with all of the classic inshore species of Florida including redfish, speckled trout, and tarpon. The brackish backcountry waters near Ponce Inlet are a great place to target more inshore species such as flounder, sheepshead, black drum, and even Barracuda in cooler months. With such a wide variety of fish and environments to target, Ponce Inlet offers top-notch inshore fishing that will make even the most veteran anglers grin.

Ponce Inlet Nearshore Fishing

If you are interested in targeting pompano or bottom fishing for snapper and grouper species, head out to the surf or nearshore reefs. These fish will provide all the rod bending action you can handle and more. 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 species but at much greater depths.

Ponce Inlet Offshore Fishing

If you're after massive fish and incredible action, head offshore for a shot at wahoo, tuna, mahi-mahi, and kingfish. These fish grow large, taste great, and are formidable fighters. With wahoo growing to 80+ lbs. and tuna reaching several hundred pounds, hooking up with any of these fish means a fight that could last for hours. The fish you target while trolling the offshore waters have delicious meat, especially tuna and wahoo favorites among anglers.

Things to Do in Ponce Inlet

Ponce Inlet 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, The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is a must. 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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Ponce Inlet Tides and Weather

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