With its many options for fishing, Daytona Beach attracts anglers from all over the country. You can choose to fish in the ocean, or in one of the nearby rivers and inlets. Anglers of all skill levels enjoy fishing here because of the warm, subtropical climate and year-round temperate waters. When fall arrives, many anglers flock here to take advantage of the climate and to fish for schooling redfish, snapper, and groupers. Daytona has five key fishing areas: Daytona Beach Pier, Halifax River, Ponce Inlet Jetty, Mosquito Lagoon, and the ocean itself. You may also want to try out a few other spots, including Halifax Harbor Marina and Ames Park Fishing Pier.
The eastern side of Daytona Beach Pier is open to anglers from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. There is no cost to fish from the pier, and you don’t need a fishing license either. If you’re hoping to fish the Halifax River, the Ames, Sunrise, or Riviera Parks dotted along its banks have fishing piers, restrooms, and picnic facilities. You can also fish the Halifax from Grenada Pier in Ormond Beach, just 5 miles north of Daytona. Grenada has a bait and tackle shop, restaurant, and lighted fishing dock.
Head to Lighthouse Point Park in Ponce Inlet to explore the breathtaking fishing spots along the jetty. There may be an admission fee to the park. The Mosquito Lagoon also makes for great inland fishing in Daytona Beach, where you can catch tarpon, snook, and flounder. Local charter companies offer tours of the lagoon.
There are many off-shore fishing tours available in Daytona Beach if you’re hoping to fish from the Atlantic Ocean itself. Here you’re likely to catch big game fish, such as Barracuda, Amberjack, Swordfish, Tuna, Cobia, Grouper, Mahi-Mahi Dolphin, Kingfish, Sailfish, Marlin, Shark, Snapper, and Wahoo. Tour companies usually provide a fishing license, equipment, and an experienced crew to help you catch trophy sportfish.
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Daytona Beach boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Daytona Beach.