Daytona Beach Fishing

Daytona Beach Fishing

Most people know Daytona Beach from its association with NASCAR and the Daytona 500. Beyond being one of the premier cities for motorsports in the United States, Daytona is also known for some great fishing. With plenty of flats fishing inshore, easy access to Ponce Inlet, plentiful nearshore and offshore reefs all the way out to the deep, Daytona fishing can be excellent year round.

The best catches for inshore Daytona Beach fishing include Redfish and Spotted Seatrout. These fish occupy the waters here all year, which means there is never an off-season. More than that, the populations are very well established. In other words, there are plenty of fully grown adults of each species. There is also Snook and Tarpon, as well as Bluefish, Flounder, Jacks, Mackerel, and many other species. Prime season for full-grown Tarpon is in the fall. During the autumn, Tarpon of all sizes flock to the warm waters just off the coast.

If you do go deep-sea fishing, you can enjoy the fish in the Gulf Stream. Common fish in this area range from Wahoo to Mahi-mahi. This is even a great destination for seasonal Tuna catches. With excellent Grouper, Snapper, and Tilefish on bottom and pelagic species and billfish on the continental shelf and structures in the Gulf Stream, Daytona offshore fishing can be great all year round.



Top Daytona Beach Fishing Spots

  1. Veterans Memorial Park
    6/9/2012 11:50:25 PM -


  2. COUNTY REEF - TIRES & AUTOS
    5/6/2011 11:51:43 PM - 29.145 -80.8965


  3. Rocks
    5/3/2013 8:50:55 PM - Rocks


  4. Betty Steflick / Wickline Park Fishing Pier
    6/10/2012 3:37:39 AM -


  5. PONCE DE LEON INLET
    5/6/2011 11:53:25 PM - 29.08 -80.8833333333333


  6. Argoil Barge
    6/4/2012 11:36:39 PM -


  7. Site 15 ESE Deposit
    9/8/2015 10:21:54 AM - On July 28, 2015, a barge load of 325 tons of clean concrete culverts, concrete structures of varying size,and  jersey barriers were placed on the ESE  part of the&n


  8. NINE MILE REEF
    5/6/2011 11:53:06 PM - 29.155 -80.8126666666667


  9. Big Georges Reef
    5/17/2014 1:30:19 AM - Big Georges Reef


  10. Site 14 ENE Inside Deposit
    9/8/2015 10:10:46 AM - On July 29, 2015, a barge load of 325 tons of clean concrete culverts, concrete structures and jersey barriers were placed in the East Northeastern  part of the 



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Daytona Beach Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Daytona Beach, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Bluegill

  2. Bluegill

    There is a 66.55% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 41315 Bluegill counted.


  3. Redear Sunfish

  4. Redear Sunfish

    There is a 4.29% catch rate for Redear Sunfish, based on 2665 Redear Sunfish counted.


  5. Redbreast Sunfish

  6. Redbreast Sunfish

    There is a 3.56% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 2213 Redbreast Sunfish counted.


  7. White Mullet

  8. White Mullet

    There is a 2.52% catch rate for White Mullet, based on 1567 White Mullet counted.


  9. Gray Snapper

  10. Gray Snapper

    There is a 2.18% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 1353 Gray Snapper counted.


  11. Striped Mullet

  12. Striped Mullet

    There is a 1.68% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 1040 Striped Mullet counted.


  13. Black Crappie

  14. Black Crappie

    There is a 1.55% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 961 Black Crappie counted.


  15. Hardhead Catfish

  16. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 1.52% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 946 Hardhead Catfish counted.


  17. Warmouth

  18. Warmouth

    There is a 1.44% catch rate for Warmouth, based on 893 Warmouth counted.


  19. Spotted Seatrout

  20. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 1.3% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 809 Spotted Seatrout counted.


Recommedations above based on 98 species of fish and 62081 fish counted for September around Daytona Beach.

To date, there are 142 species of fish and a total of 284733 fish counted for Daytona Beach and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (169 years).

Last Update: 9/20/2022 9:46:02 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Daytona Beach Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Searok Sportfishing and Airboat Charters
    Offshore, inshore, flats fishing and air boating.

  2. The Fishing Guy
    Experience the thrill and excitement of Daytona fishing where you will catch trophy fish in and around Ponce Inlet, New Smryna Beach, and Daytona. Located on the east coast between Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach we are just one hour from many of

  3. NSB Fishing Charter
    New Smyrna Beach Charters are based in Florida and close to some the of the best fishing grounds in the United States and probably the world. For those of you who don’t know New Symrna Beach is located close to Daytona Beach and only an hour from Or

  4. Bad Juju Charters
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  5. Captain Tony Kozloski
    My name is Captain Tony Kozloski … I’ve been fishing, mostly catch and release, at Mosquito Lagoon since the mid 80’s.

  6. Off Duty Charters


  7. Capt. Tony Pantuso


  8. Inland Fishing Charters


  9. Daytuna
    The Daytuna is a 43 foot Tourist Sport Fisher anchored at Critter fleet in Ponce Inlet, Florida. Our fishing charter trips are 4-12 hours, with one of the most experienced captains in Eastern Florida.

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