About Us

Capt. Matt Houdges PhotoCaptain Matt Hodges is a United States Coast Guard licensed and Insured captain and owner of Fins n’ Tails – Fishing Charters of New Smyrna Beach which is based in, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Matt has been fishing these waters (offshore and inshore) since he was 5 years old. So to put a number to it, Matt has been on these waters for 35 years and growing. Captain Matt has fished the entire Eastern Seaboard (from Virginia coast line to the Southern Caribbean Islands and as well as Central American Pacific fishing) for several species of fish that include Redfish, Seatrout, Snook, Tarpon & Flounder for the Inshore, and Sailfish, MahiMahi, Marlin, Tuna, Sharks, many Jack species and several other pelagic fish for the Offshore Fishing . Matt has taken all of the fishing tactics through out all of these places to help catch and stay ahead of the fish he fishes for here locally in New Smyrna Beach & Daytona Beach waters. While fishing is the name of the game, Matt is very much a family man and loves to take families and kids fishing. Seeing the smiles on the little pirates assures that the fishing community will continue to grow.

Fins n’ Tails – Fishing Charters of New Smyrna Beach is a full time fishing charter business which is a close drive from Orlando, Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach. This is a Destination Place with the Daytona 500, Bike Week, Biketoberfest, Fish Stock Fishing Tournament, King of the Inlet Fishing Tournament, New Smyrna Beach Billfish Invitational, and a handful of other smaller tournaments