This has been a bumper April season for those taking part in Daytona Beach Fishing, it has been a great Spring break period for the city as well with good number of tourists coming to enjoy Daytona Beach, fishing or in other ways.
It wasn’t just those on Daytona Beach Fishing tours who found the fishing good those on the piers and on land had a great time towards the end of the month especially with plenty of Pompano of good sizes (15 to 18 inches) as well as Flounders, Whiting, Reds, Blues, BlackDrum and Sheapshead. Fisherman did have to pause at one point though as a herd of Manatee’s past on their annual migration close by the pier.
Those who have been taking Daytona Beach Fishing trips have been reporting plenty of good sized fish about; Mahi Mahi of about 40 pounds are being reported but we will get a better idea of what sizes the fish have got too after the two tournaments being run at the beginning of May.
Those going for shorter Daytona beach fishing trips in close to the land and by the Ponce inlet have found plenty of Mackerel to catch, the weather has been good and water fairly calm meaning they have come into the shallower waters making them easy to catch on a line.
At the same time Trout and Flounders and been forthcoming in the shallows too and in the inlet and over towards the Tomaka basin and river.
For those taking a longer Daytona Beach fishing tour along in shore waters: heading up the Tomaka river is certainly worthwhile at the moment. As well as trout there are a lot of Redfish here, in fact there seems to be little anywhere else but the basin right now.
There are some good spots for fishing on the lagoons as well and some spots in particular, you may prefer to have a guided fishing tour therefore to help you find the best places based on what you are fishing. The BlackDrum especially are good in a few sports on the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon.
Along at the Matanzas inlet you can get some big fish coming in with the tide so plan your trip in line with tides and be willing to head out late in the evening or early in the morning if you need to. If you make the effort you could be rewarded with some very good-sized Pompano again, also Whiting and this is currently the best place in the Daytona Beach area to catch Ladyfish. A recent competition here was able to keep plucking good fish out of the water for hours and the sizes should keep on getting bigger for the next month without the numbers falling.
If your thinking about Freshwater fishing then St John’s river is the place to go though numbers are still lower than normal because of a bit of cold weather round the middle of the month. If you want to catch some Bluegills you should have some luck however with live crickets being the best bait to use.