Fishing Reports

Winter Fishing

Winter 2018 Fishing Report

With the weather cooling down the bite is heating up in the Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet areas. We also have Black Drum and Flounder moving in. Live Shrimp is the key this time of the year. Use them on a float or free line around the bars and lay downs. Fish are from Ormond Beach…

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Aug 2018

August 2018 Fishing Report

The Summer time fishing has been hot….. But we are getting ready for that fall running of the bulls.  Right now the bite has been great in Ormond Beach with Trout, Redfish, Snook, and Snapper. Best bite right now has been shrimp free lining around docks, rocks, and oysters. In Port Orange and Ponce Inlet…

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May Fishing report 2018

May Fishing Report

May for the Daytona Beach area is RED HOT. The spring has sprung for fishing here. The Tomoka Basin in the Ormond Beach area is teaming with Redfish and Trout along with Snook. All are eating finger mullet or live shrimp under a float or free-lining. The main river in Daytona Beach has Jacks busting…

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Fall Fishing

With the cooler weather coming in…well kind of in Florida. This has the big BULL REDS on fire in Port Orange and Daytona Beach. This also has the Snook, Jacks, Flounder and other game fish on the hunt to feed in the Halifax River. Since the hurricane the Tomoka Basin in Ormond Beach is full…

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August Fishing Report

With the heat staying the bite is still red hot. The Tomoka Basin in Ormond Beach is producing Redfish, Trout, Snook, and Tarpon. You can catch these on live finger mullet and shrimp right now. While Daytona Beach the surf fishing has been pretty good with Whiting, I would use fresh dead shrimp or clams.…

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July's Fishing Report

MATANZAS INLET, RIVER: Herrera calls mangrove snapper the key fish this week, using mud minnows and live shrimp. Fish around docks, pilings, artificial reefs, “anything mangrove like to inhabit,” he said. Expect a lot of 11- to 12-inch keepers, he added. Redfish are good around low tide, but the numbers down in area, he said. Use…

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February Fishng Report

SURF, PIERS: Amy Jarvis of the Sunglow Pier reported pompano and reds up to 25 inches, while at the NSB docks, Jeff Burkhead of Fishin’ Cove Bait & Tackle reported trout with pompano and whiting in the surf. Leo Norris of Daytona Beach Shores’ Fishing Shack Bait & Tackle also reported bluefish and drums in…

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December's Fishing Report

OFFSHORE: Bottom fishing is off the charts, according to Jeff Burkhead at Fishin’ Cove Bait & Tackle in New Smyrna Beach. “They’re catching everything out there,” he said. “Bottom fishing has been really good. They’ve been bringing up some cobia, sea bass, triggerfish, vermilion snapper, and some sailfish and kingfish on the troll.” The kings…

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August Report

OFFSHORE: Capt. Michael Mulholland of said “amberjack have been very big. We’ve been limiting out on them.” Blake Kenton of New Smyrna Marina’s The Fishing Store confirmed amberjacks being the hot catch. “They are crazy right now.” Kenton also reported “some nice cobia,” red snapper and barracuda. Inshore are red drum, flounder and trout.…

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July's Report

Ocean bottom fishing has been tremendous in the last several weeks and keeps getting better as the summer progresses. OFFSHORE: Gene Lytwyn at The Fishin’ Hole said anglers, who are bottom-fishing offshore reefs, are producing big numbers of quality fish. “They are doing quite well,” Lytwyn said. “For instance, they are catching mangrove snapper from…

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