New Smyrna Beach & Daytona Beach Fishing Guide
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Boat Used By Fins N Tails, a New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach Fishing Guide Service Sample Near Shore Catch with New Smyrna Beach Fishing Guide Capt. Matt Hodges Another Sample Catch with Daytona Beach Fishing Guide Capt. Matt Hodges Guided flats fishing trip in Mosquito Laggon just south of New Smyrna Beach

Inshore Fishing

Two redfish caught on guided flats trip just south of Daytona Beach

New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet and the World Famous Mosquito Lagoon have it all when it comes to world-class inshore fishing. There are a wide variety of prized species to target including Redfish, SeaTrout (GatorTrout), Black Drum, Tarpon, Jack Crevale, Sharks, Triple Tail and Flounder. The large variety of target species allows for an array of fishing opportunities for both the novice and expert angler. There are opportunities to fish with live bait, cut bait, and artificial lures, so your guide, Capt. Matt Hodges, can customize your trip to accommodate your skill level. For those looking to test your skills, sight fishing for Redfish is unique experience where you actually visually locate, stalk, and cast to the fish you're targeting. The possibilities are endless, making this trip ideal for anglers of all skill levels and ages.

Inlet, Beach & Near Shore Fishing

Snapper caught near shore off Daytona Beach

If you are looking for an experience you won't forget for a lifetime, book this trip! One of the more exciting trips is when the Shrimp Boats are near shore. This is almost an absolute guarantee trip of excitement and un-expected catches. From Black-fin Tuna, Bonita's, Sharks, Tarpon, Barracuda's and many other species that can be caught! Going out of Ponce Inlet (Between Daytona Beach & New Smyrna Beach). During the late Spring and Summer months, and on calm days, it is time to go sight fishing on the beach for Cobia. Some say this is a tastier piece of meat than many (and I happen to agree!). Sharks and Big Jack Crevale seem to always show themselves for some fun drag screaming fish fighting fun.