Ponce Inlet

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Location:
Ponce Inlet, FL
United States United States
Coordinates:
29.0907, -80.9346
Distance:
Acres
Description:

Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998. The lighthouse tower and museum are located 12 miles south of Daytona Beach and are open to the public year round. The lighthouse is close to Orlando attractions, historic St. Augustine and the Kennedy Space Center. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and the second tallest lighthouse in the nation. Visitors who climb the 175-foot-tall lighthouse tower are treated to a magnificent view of the Florida coastline and Halifax River from Daytona Beach to New Smyrna Beach.Ponce Inlet leads to the best fishing in the Atlantic Ocean, deep-water reef fish such as Red Snapper, Grouper, Sea Bass, Porgy, Trigger Fish, King Mackerel, Amberjack or even a shark.There are numerous guides available for your angling adventure.Also many choices of lodging.Beach driving is permitted daily seaward of the clearly marked dune conservation zone depending on tides and access ramps being opened.

The beach is open to vehicles:

May 1 through Oct. 31 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Nov. 1 through April 30 from sunrise to sunset

Lifeguards towers are staffed from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Whether you want to take a nature walk, see historic sites and sugar mills, learn more about the environment, or visit museums or cultural opportunities, Volusia County has it all. Plus you can boat, fish, camp, observe wildlife in its natural habitat, sunbathe or participate in more active recreational (courts, ball fields, etc.) activities in Volusia County.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Pier
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Fishing Reports

sheep_shagger69@yahoo.com
almost 3 years ago (08/30/2011)

Ponce Inlet Fishing Report 08.30.11

Took my skiff out to the backwaters of Ponce Inlet today closer to Port Orange than New Smyrna. The morning was a steady bite of Reds and Sheepshead which are both fun and challenging to catch. Find an area where there is an oyster bed and throw a live or dead shrimp on the edge of the bed. You will get caught upon the oysters from time to time, but it is worth it when you hook up with a nice Redfish. Im glad I got out of there before this crazy storm hit! Bring your kids out fishing in the...

Ponce Inlet Fishing Report 04.12.11

Only a few weeks away from the Easter holiday and it looks like everything will be early this spring and early summer. Baitfish have flooded the coastal waters in the region, water temperatures are solidly in the 70-80 degree range, and bigger tarpon are being spotted along the beaches and area backwaters. Water levels have risen over the past couple weeks with several inches of rain and in turn winter fish schools are breaking up and fish are moving into typical summertime patterns. The bi...
over 4 years ago (04/11/2010)

Ponce Inlet Fishing Report 04.11.10

The fishing on the Mosquito Lagoon these past few weeks has been nothing short of fantastic!! What more can I say? A sight-fishing paradise with schools of huge tailing redfish and large schools of the elusive black drum sharing the same flat. All have been happily eating a well placed fly or lure. The last few trips have been spent stalking tailing fish with light tackle spinning gear and fly rods. The big key to success has been a Stealthy, Patient & quiet approach with an accurate pre...
Captain Fred
over 5 years ago (01/14/2009)

Ponce Inlet Fishing Report 01.14.09

Hello all the fisherman! Curious about what we are catching these days?Well even on the colder weather we are still catching alot of snooks, they are biting with small pins, and shrimps jumbo.Last time we stopped at Ponce Inlet and followed the shrimp boat we caught 2 cobias and alot of sharks.Still at the inlet some anglers caught some nice black drum, and i saw a lot of small mangrove snappers.We are trying to catch some nice trouts, it's the best time to catch the biggest ones!Write on your...

Fish

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Bonito, Atlantic (Sarda sarda)

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Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

117
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Drum, Red (Saltwater) (Sciaenops ocellatus)

466
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Grouper, Black (Mycteroperca bonaci)

153
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Grouper, Gag (Mycteroperca microlepis)

167
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Grouper, Goliath (Epinephelus itajara)

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Grouper, Red (Epinephelus morio)

137
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Mackerel, King (Scomberomorous cavalla)

149
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Porgy, Silver (Diplodus argenteus)

15
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Sea Bass, Black (Centropris Striata)

147
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Sea Bass, Giant (Stereolepis Gigas)

4
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Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae)

12
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Shark, Blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus)

82
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Shark, Hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran)

53

Snapper, Cubera (Lutjanus cyanopterus)

40
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Snapper, Lane (Lutjanus synagris)

109
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Snapper, Red (Lutjanus campechanus)

97
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Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)

270

Guides

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CAPTAIN MIKE'S Charter Service

For the past 17 years Captain Mike has fished the waters of Mosquito Lagoon and the Northern Indian River near where he resides in East-Central Florida. Sharing his expertise with other anglers has...
Port Orange, FL, United States United States
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Captain Neal Fishing Guide

We want to offer you a look at a day filled with natural beauty and the excitment of catching redfish or speckled trout. Captain Neal has a lifetime of experience on the Indian River Lagoon and h...
Oak Hill, FL, United States United States
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Capt.Steve's Central FL.Guide Service

Fish Central Florida Fresh and Inshore Salt Water Fishing Charters. CFLfishing.com offers freshwater & saltwater fishing Charters in Central Florida, St.Johns River and Lakes for Largemouth Bass ,...
Deland, FL, United States United States
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Edgewater River Guide

FLORIDA SALTWATER INDIAN RIVER & MOSQUITO LAGOON BACKCOUNTRY FISHING TRIPS Also offering Indian River Backcountry Sightseeing Tours Hello, I am Capt. Michael Savedow. I invite you to join me on...
Edgewater, FL, United States United States
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FINEST KIND II SPORT FISHING CHARTERS

Welcome Aboard the Finest Kind II Where Offshore Fishing has been a Nelson Family Tradition Since 1955 Red Snapper and Grouper are Red Hot Right Now Come Get Some! (Click on Images To Enlarg...
Ponce Inlet, FL, United States United States
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Fishing-Guy.com

Experience the thrill and excitement of cacthing trophy fish in and around the waters of Ponce Inlet, florida. Located on the east coast between Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach we are just one...
Daytona Beach, FL, United States United States
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Fishing with Captain Joe Porcelli

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing with Captain Joe Porcelli Redfish - Spotted Sea Trout - Snook - Tarpon - Flounder and World Record Black Drum Located within the greater Orlando area and just minutes fro...
Edgewater, FL, United States United States
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Florida Sightfishing with Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon

Fishing the inshore waters of East-Central Florida for trophy Redfish, Seatrout and more
Edgewater, FL, United States United States
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HotFish Charters

Come spend a day with HotFish Charters Captain Michael Bales on a variety of waters in beautiful and sunny Central Florida. Only an hour’s drive from Orlando is some of the best Redfish and Ta...
Leesburg, FL, United States United States
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Sea Leveler Sport Fishing

ishing The Fun Coast! Fun Coast Charters offers one stop shopping for your next outdoor adventure with one of the largest selections of Offshore, Inshore and Backwater charters available. Serving...
Daytona Beach, FL, United States United States
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Sea Lover Sport Fishing

Come and join us for a day of exciting sportfishing in Daytona Beach, Florida aboard the Sea Lover. Capt. David a Daytona Beach native, has more than 25 years experience fishing off the "Worlds Mo...
Ponce Inlet, FL, United States United States
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Sea-Ya Sport Fishing Charters

It is a good idea to eat a good meal and get plenty of rest the night before your trip. Hangovers, Summer Heat and/or Semi-Rough seas make for a very long day. You will need to bring your own lun...
Ponce Inlet, FL, United States United States
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Skinny H20 Charters

Capt.Tony is a professional, full-time angler that has fished in East-Central Florida and the Mosquito Lagoon since 1990. For twenty years my passion has been sight fishing the shallow pristine flat...
New Smyrna Beach, FL, United States United States
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The Huntsman Sport Fishing Charters

Go Charter fishing and hunt the predators of the deep in the offshore or inshore waters of Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and Port Canaveral Fl. Nick-named the "Grouper-Scooper" for his prowess...
New Smyrna Beach, FL, United States United States

Lodges

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Night Swan Bed & Breakfast

Imagine... Crimson dawns, sipping coffee dockside, dancing dolphins and passing sailboats, warm evenings shared on the wrap-around porch, and the gentle creak of rockers and porch swings...The Night...
New Smyrna Beach, FL, United States United States

Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.