Types of Fish You Can Catch in New Smyrna Beach

Fresh snapper drizzled with a wine butter sauce or mahi mahi hot of the grill…if you like fish, it doesn’t really get much better than that, except if you like TO fish. Every avid fisherman has felt the mounting excitement that accompanies that unmistakable “zzzzzzzz” sound of a fast and hard draw of the line.

And what better place to catch fish than New Smyrna Beach – an area that is virtually surrounded by water? With your pick of fresh or saltwater and deep sea or shallow inlet fishing, New Smyrna Beach presents an astounding array of fish species as well. 

Freshwater fishermen flock to New Smyrna Beach rivers for largemouth and peacock bass of trophy proportions and fill other days catching catfish, perch, crappy and shad. Inshore fisher folk can fill their coolers with snook, seatrout, redfish and flounder. Fly anglers are often on the hunt for tarpon, permit and bonefish; while fishermen of the offshore variety revel in the unequaled sport provided by sailfish, swordfish, tuna and shark. Pompano, jack, shad, croaker, bonita, snapper, shark, drum, grouper and porgy are also prevalently caught off the Florida shores. 

By the way, if you’re fishing New Smyrna Beach’s shallow water in any boat up to 24 feet, don’t forget your Stayput Anchor. You’re sure to get hooked because the way we put fish on your hook is off the hook!

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