Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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2.14 miles away

New Smyrna Beach, FL

Spot Stalker Charters Llc

Trips start at $198.00

Max guests: 3

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2.22 miles away

New Smyrna Beach, FL

Fathom Fishing Charters

Trips start at $450.00

Max guests: 6

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2.24 miles away

New Smyrna Beach, FL

Charters By Capt Brad – 25ft Center Console

Trips start at $500.00

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2.24 miles away

New Smyrna Beach, FL

Get The Net Charters

Trips start at $300.00

Max guests: 2

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2.87 miles away

Port Orange, FL

Who Cares Fishing Charters

Trips start at $675.00

Max guests: 6

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4.29 miles away

Daytona Beach, FL

Daytona Beach Charters

Trips start at $300.00

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Ponce Inlet Fishing Charters

Ponce Inlet is a quiet little town hiding in the shadows of the popular Daytona Beach to the North and New Smyrna Beach to the South. But that’s not to say it doesn’t have tons to offer for those willing to go off the beaten path to this angler’s dream destination.

Ponce Inlet is a peninsula with islands and water all around. It’s adjacent to the Ponce de Leon Inlet, Halifax River, and the Atlantic Ocean. The town is best known for its Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Florida’s tallest lighthouse at 175 feet. Climb the 203 steps to the top and enjoy the spectacular view of Florida’s east coast.

You’ll also see the miles and miles of water that surround the city. Many Ponce Inlet charters offer eco tours to explore and enjoy the local wildlife. You’re sure to see wild birds, manatees, turtles, and lots of lots of fish.

Ponce Inlet Inshore Fishing

Ponce Inlet is where the Halifax River and the Atlantic Ocean meet, therefore there are tons of opportunities for anglers looking for a great day of fishing. The intercoastal waters are filled with a variety of inshore fish species such as redfish, snook, flounder, and tarpon depending on the season.

Tarpon fishing in Ponce Inlet is generally year round, with peak season in the summer months (June – August). The inlet becomes a highway for tarpon in their migration and anglers will consistently find “silver kings” weighing over 60 pounds. Their nickname is “silver king” due to their coloration (silver) and speed (fast). We think they also get the nickname because they demand the full attention of their subjects (anglers), but that’s our opinion. Once you experience a tarpon fishing trip, it’s hard to target any other species. Tarpon are exceptional fighters that induce heart-pumping 30-minute fights just to land it, and that’s if they don’t shake the hook before getting to the boat. Once on the hook they are known for their explosive jumps out of the water and acrobatic twists. Make sure you have enough line and stamina to keep up.

Another Ponce Inlet inshore charter favorite is redfish. Redfish (or “reds”) are part of the drum family and are also called red drum. The drum species are known for the grunt sounds they make; red drum and black drum are the most common drums found in Florida. Anglers will sight fish for reds as they are typically found in shallow water. If you’re looking for some bull reds (over 27 inches) try drifting shrimp or crab along the bottom. Use a top water popping cork that will imitate the crustacean and get the reds’ attention, then start reeling once the hook is set.

Ponce Inlet Offshore Fishing

Ponce Inlet charters will travel just a few miles offshore for another type of adventure – deep sea fishing! Marlin and sailfish are just two examples of what offshore charters are catching in Ponce Inlet. Both are part of the billfish family with narrow bodies and long, pointed snouts. The sailfish can be distinguished from the marlin by its dorsal fin that looks like a sail. Ponce Inlet captains will typically troll for marlin and sailfish. Trolling is a technique where captains will run the boat dragging bait through the water, hoping to catch their target’s attention. Downriggers are used to troll certain baits at the right depth for billfish, while outriggers are used to spread out the bait presentation, making it managable for the Captain to troll 5-6 rods at once. Once on the hook sailfish are notorious fighters and will jump trying to spit the hook. Your Ponce Inlet charter will need a heavy tackle rig, and you’ll need a lot of stamina for the battle.

Other Ponce Inlet offshore charters may target king mackerel, grouper, or snapper. There are several reefs and wrecks off the coast of the Inlet that are swarming with these bottom feeders and more. Mutton snapper, vermillion snapper, and red snapper are just a few of the snapper species awaiting your bait. Snapper live near structure and often hide in coves or near edges to attack their prey. Make sure your bait has a natural presentation, whether you’re using live or cut bait, or lures. Ponce Inlet offshore charters will be able to identify what kind of snapper you’re reeling in and whether or not they are within regulations (depending on the size and season). Many anglers enjoy offshore fishing for snapper from Ponce Inlet, and the local guides are sure to get you hooked up in no time.

Book A Ponce Inlet Fishing Charter

Families who visit Ponce Inlet enjoy the beautiful nature and wildlife that the small town has to offer. Bring your favorite fishing buddies for an incredible tarpon trip in the summer, or charter out to the reefs for some unbelievable snapper action. Ponce Inlet charters are fishing twelve months of the year and are geared up, ready for your adventure. Find a local guide today and get the adventure started!

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