Saltwater Game Fish
Learn tips and tactics for catching some of the most popular game fish.
A broad variety of saltwater game fish awaits anglers of every persuasion, from weekend afternoon snapper and grouper fishermen looking for a tasty dinner, to the most hard-bitten tournament and competitive anglers on blue water or tidal flats.
Seaworthy offshore boats take their choice among billfish, tuna, kingfish or dolphin, but have no edge on fun and excitement over the inshore game fish angler hunting the shorelines and inshore waters for redfish, snook weakfish or flounder. Saltwater fishing may be simple and economical or time and money intensive, but the challenge and the lure remains the same for anglers at all levels of expertise and commitment.
What Life Is Really Like Inside Florida’s Shark Bite Capital Of The World.
Florida is known as being many things—beautiful, pristine, exciting, and family-oriented. But another way many people can identify Florida is with quite a few shark stories. In fact, there is one small city in Florida that has been dubbed the “Shark Bite Capital of the World” for the fifth year in a row. Before you start imagining sharks swimming rampant and churning waters filled with fins, think again.Volusia County, Florida has been dubbed the "Shark Bite Capital of the World" with the town of New Smyrna Beach being a primary source of the problem.
Surrounded by winding rivers, backwater inlets and a big, beautiful ocean, it’s not a mystery why Daytona Beach has attracted so many anglers over the years.From first-time fishermen to seasoned professionals, fishing for all levels is a favorite activity here. Whether you want to put in the legwork and fish along the shoreline or let a guide point you in the right direction, Daytona Beach has what you need.
With a subtropical climate and year-round warmer waters, there isn’t really a bad time to fish in Daytona Beach. However, fall is a favorite for many reasons. Most notably, among the season’s best features are the pleasant temperatures and the schools of redfish, snapper and grouper in the area. The type of experience and the type of fish you seek will dictate where you should go.
DBC offers great fishing trips at affordable prices! Come fish the Atlantic Ocean with Captain Michael, one of Daytona Beach’s most experienced fishing guides in his fast, 22 foot offshore fishing boat at a price you can afford.
Daytona Beach fishing charters with a professional fishing guide for inshore fishing, shark fishing and all saltwater fishing trips in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Our inshore, backwater fishing charters include fishing the Halifax River to Ponce Inlet and the Intracoastal Waterway. The Halifax River actually runs through Daytona Beach! Fishing Charters Rates for Inshore, Backcountry, Intercoastal and Near Shore Fishing Charters, Shark Fishing Trips and Guided Tours in the Daytona Beach Area.
“Spent the day fishing with Captain Michael-it was awesome - knows his stuff - professional and personable - despite the weather he put us on the fish - will definitely do it again with him - highly recommend .
“ On top of great fishing we saw dolphins, sea turtles, eagles and manatee".
“I've been on a couple fishing charters in the several years I've been fishing.”
“What a great way to celebrate New Year's Eve! Captain Michael is very professional but also very approachable and really enjoyed fishing with him and getting to know him!”
“We have definitely found our charter for the Daytona area and will be with Captain Michael every time we go fishing in this part of Florida.”
“We scheduled a half day fishing trip with Daytona Beach Charters near Daytona Beach."
Fishing charters in Daytona Beach & New Smyrna Beach. Our prime location makes it very easy travel to extremely high fish populated areas offshore as well as the beautiful ecosystems o neighboring waterways like Mosquito Lagoon, The Indian River, Banana River and The Halifax sport fishing areas including the Spruce Creek Natural Wildlife Preserve.
Rolling out mile after mile of freshwater, brackish and marine water bodies, the Intracoastal Waterway in Florida is an angler's vacation paradise. Gear up and discover the best in sports fishing from the Atlantic seaboard to the Gulf Coast when embarking on an ICW fishing adventure.
Angling in Florida. Whether you’re a novice or an expert angler, Daytona Beach is the place to go for charter fishing. The waters of the Atlantic Ocean are brimming with sport fish like cobia, kingfish, mahi mahi and tarpon. We offer both part day and full day fishing trips. You'll have no trouble lining up...
Ponce Inlet fishing lives up to its reputation. Known for outstanding variety and fun for all ages, charters here know how to provide family fun - not to mention a much-needed escape from Disney World for the parents, too.
“We, two couples, had four + hours of incredible fishing with Captain Michael on Daytona Beach Charters.”
“He taught my son, helped him, constantly gave him lines to reel and really gave the best experience ever!!!! Great with kids and passionate about fishing!!!
Florida is often in the news for stupid criminals and strange happenings, but there's plenty of unique facts that are unique to The Sunshine State.
The names of some of the approach procedures that all aircraft follow into their arrival at Orlando International Airport are named CWRLD ONE, COSTR ONE, PIGLT ONE, MINEE TWO and GOOFY FIVE. Any pilot that flies into there can confirm this.
Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where it was first developed.
Flamingos get their pink color from the shrimp they eat. The more shrimp they eat the deeper pink they become.
There are 13,983,816 ways to combine six of those bouncing Florida lottery balls.
More than 100 episodes of Sea Hunt starring Lloyd Bridges were filmed at Silver Springs between 1958 and 1961.
Do you think that mermaids are a myth? If so, you're wrong. They really do exist! See them perform in a unique underwater theater at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
A crypt in Key West is inscribed "I told you I was sick."
The Tamiami Trail is named for the two cities situated at each end of the highway — Tampa and Miami.
The Everglades National Park encompasses 2,100 square miles and contains the largest mangrove forest and the slowest moving river in the world.
Florida is not the southernmost state in the United States. Hawaii is farther south. Key West is the southernmost point in the "continental" United States.
Florida is the only state that has two rivers with the same name. There is a Withlacoochee in north central Florida (Madison County) and a Withlacoochee in central Florida. They have nothing in common except the name.
The actress, Delta Burke, represented Orlando and became Miss Florida in 1974.
Dick Pope, the founder of Cypress Gardens, is known as the "Father of Florida Tourism".
Stephen Foster, who wrote "Old Folks at Home," Florida's state song, never even saw the Suwannee River, nor did he ever step foot in Florida. You can learn more history about Stephen Foster in the museum that bears his name at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.
An average annual commercial harvest of Apalachicola Bay oysters produces enough meat to cover a football field three deep. That makes Apalachicola the perfect location for the Florida Seafood Festival held each November.
Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard is touted as the world's longest continuous sidewalk. It is a popular waterfront gathering place for joggers and in-line skate enthusiasts.
Once a year, thousands of Floridians stand at the state line and toss dead fish into Alabama. It's the annual Mullet Toss hosted by Flora-Bama Beach Bar in Pensacola. It's just "a silly excuse for a huge beach party."
The Seven Mile Bridge, part of the Overseas Highway, that crosses between Marathon and the Lower Keys, was built in 1982 – in pieces – then shipped to the Keys to be assembled.
There is a bed & breakfast, WildLife on Easy Street, on the outskirts of Tampa that allows you to cuddle with an endangered cat of your choice for just a $100 donation to the refuge. You can choose baby bobcats, cougars, and leopards.
Area code 321 has been in service since November 1, 1999, in Brevard County, Florida. The code refers to the countdown sequence 3-2-1 at Kennedy Space Center that launched many spacecraft and is a nod to Brevard County's important role in space travel.
“I decided to charter a boat to go fishing with my wife, glad I chose Daytona Beach Charters with Mike as the captain , great guy, very laid back, easy going, knows the waters & where to fish, felt like I was out fishing with family.”
“Will definitely be back to see him again and would recommend him to anybody wanting a good, clean, and family friendly inshore fishing trip."
Quick Facts About Red Drum
Red drum have also been called redfish, spottail, red bass, and channel bass.
The life span of a red drum can exceed 40 years.
Red drum inhabit inshore and offshore waters along the Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to Key West and throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
The majority of the red drum life cycle is spent in nearshore waters and estuaries.
Since estuaries are such vital nursery grounds for red drum, we must realize that deterioration of water quality or loss of suitable habitat can have drastic effects on the number of young fish that survive into adulthood.
Since red drum are not normally long distance travelers, they don't stray far from the areas in which they were born.
In Florida waters, red drum can reach lengths up to 45 inches and weights up to 51 pounds.
Red drum begin spawning in the fall when daylight hours decrease and water temperature begins to cool.
Commercial harvesting of red drum is prohibited throughout the gulf coast states with the exception of Mississippi, which has a very limited inshore fishery.
The red drum is an extremely popular Florida game fish due to its ability to fight for extended periods of time and to its popularity as a food fish.