Fishing in New Smyrna Beach, Florida is an unforgettable experience. The vast and varied waters of the area provide anglers with a great variety of fish species to target. Whether you’re looking for large gamefish such as red drum, snook, tarpon, and grouper or small baitfish like sardines and shiners, there is something for every level of angler.
The clear waters and sandy beaches provide great sight fishing opportunities. Fishermen can observe the gamefish they are targeting on the surface or just below it, allowing them to plan their approach accordingly. Redfish in particular can be spotted tailing in the shallows near the surf line during low tides when they come in to feed.
Fishermen can also find plenty of deepwater species in the deeper parts of New Smyrna Beach's many channels and cuts. Inshore artificial reefs, wrecks, and hard bottom areas also attract an abundance of sea life which attracts even larger game fish like sailfish and king mackerel during certain times of year. Offshore reefs located far out to sea bring even more marine life close to shore giving fisherman access to a greater variety of saltwater species.
In addition to all the species found in these inshore and offshore locations, several docks offer up excellent dock fishing spots where anglers can target several different species depending on the time of day and season. Mangrove snapper, sheepshead, red drum, flounder, cobia and various other bottom-dwelling species are regularly caught by fishermen fishing around these structures.
No matter what type of fisherman you are - from fly fisherman searching for snook along the shorelines or big game enthusiast targeting large predators offshore - New Smyrna Beach has something for everyone who wants to enjoy some great saltwater fishing!
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