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A Guide to Fishing in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach Florida, located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River, is truly an fisherman’s dream. There are well over 30 miles of fishable shoreline and several docks and public boat ramps in New Smyrna Beach.

Now let’s talk river fishing. The Indian River, which is part of the 3,000 mile Intracoastal Waterway, can produce trophy trout, snook, reds, flounder and black drum…even 50-100 pound tarpon during October and November!

About 40 miles out is where the Intracoastal drops off. Sailfish and tuna can be found in nice numbers there; and bottom fishing on the reefs and wrecks can result in a bounty of triggerfish, snapper and grouper of which mama would be proud!

And here’s a little secret, the rock jetty south of Ponce Inlet is a great place for you to put your surf rod to the test. Surf fishing here in New Smyrna Beach is famous for pompano, flounder, redfish, bluefish, whiting and mackerel. Fiddler crabs are usually the bait of choice,

So give New Smyrna Beach a try! The fishing here sure doesn’t bite!