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 -

    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 -

    5/6/2011 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

    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 Prediction

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. Pinfish

  2. Pinfish

    There is a 10.92% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 1230 Pinfish counted.

  3. Hardhead Catfish

  4. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 7.41% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 835 Hardhead Catfish counted.

  5. Gray Snapper

  6. Gray Snapper

    There is a 6.57% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 740 Gray Snapper counted.

  7. Spotted Seatrout

  8. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 5.91% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 666 Spotted Seatrout counted.

  9. White Mullet

  10. White Mullet

    There is a 5.58% catch rate for White Mullet, based on 629 White Mullet counted.

  11. Sheepshead

  12. Sheepshead

    There is a 5.5% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 619 Sheepshead counted.

  13. Ladyfish

  14. Ladyfish

    There is a 4.34% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 489 Ladyfish counted.

  15. Black Sea Bass

  16. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 3.82% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 430 Black Sea Bass counted.

  17. Red Drum

  18. Red Drum

    There is a 3.82% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 430 Red Drum counted.

  19. Pigfish

  20. Pigfish

    There is a 3.6% catch rate for Pigfish, based on 405 Pigfish counted.

Recommedations above based on 84 species of fish and 11263 fish counted for May around Daytona Beach.

To date, there are 117 species of fish and a total of 148605 fish counted for Daytona Beach and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

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 1939..

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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
    Ready to experience the excitement and fun of incredible Daytona fishing catching Redfish, Snook, Jack Crevalle, and Tarpon in and around Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet, and the Tomoka Basin? Bad Juju Charters provides unique fishing charte

  5. Off Duty Charters

  6. 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.

  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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