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Help - want to surf fish Daytona Beach Shores Area

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I've read many reports, what do you recommend if I step out on the beach at DBS to fish (bait, tides, conditions...etc..). If I get adventurous...where should I go. Please give me some detail about gear/leader/hook...etc...too.

 

Don't know much about surf fishing..but I can catch crappie on slip bobbers!

 

Thanks.

 

JD

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You have a state park just N of Daytona on A1A and lot of fisherman there you could probably pick up some pointers, little further N is Flager Beach and they have a Pier which lot of people use, again if you ask some one will no doubt share some information . Good luck

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Daytona shores , try to catch incoming tide through high , shrimp , sandfleas or mullet chunks for bait , 2-6oz sinkers depending on current , 1/0 or 2/0 circle hooks . Cast in the first cut , right where everyone swims , find a place where it looks about waist deep or deeper , should get you Whiting , Pompano , Blues , Drum , small sharks , maybe a Redfish .

 

I haven't been out in probably two months , Good Luck

 

Bill

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I have a condo next to crabby joes and they have a fishing pier that may be a good place to start plenty of regulars there early mornings they can put you on to the fish also read the daytona news journal on line on fridays they give the fishing report also try the jetty it has a nice walkway I read they were catching some nice sheepshead and whiting which look like are kingfish good luck.I go down for the winters so im not to familar with what they catch this time of the year. crabby joes is located in the 3600 block of alantic ave a1a also they have a nice restrant

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View PostI have a condo next to crabby joes and they have a fishing pier that may be a good place to start plenty of regulars there early mornings they can put you on to the fish also read the daytona news journal on line on fridays they give the fishing report also try the jetty it has a nice walkway I read they were catching some nice sheepshead and whiting which look like are kingfish good luck.I go down for the winters so im not to familar with what they catch this time of the year. crabby joes is located in the 3600 block of alantic ave a1a also they have a nice restrant

 

 

Whiting is most definitely the floridian name for kingfish - but then to add to that confusion, they call king mackerel 'kingfish'...so there you have itcwm27.gif

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8' or 9' rod 6000 or 8000 size shimano or the comparative..Fish ponce inlet if you want action.The Daytona Beach has been like a lake the last few days.

At least thats what I was told yesterday.

PM Drako or maybe he will see this thread thats his stommpin grounds if I remember right wink.gif

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I wouldn't bring that rig right now..If it was any other time of the year I'd say yes (winter/spring pompano)..This is what I would bring.

A Shimano Teramar TMSX80XH and a Spheros 8000 with 200 yards of 50# braid and mono backing..

Drive over to Cecil's Bait & Tackle in New Smyrna..Google it.

And tell them your trying to catch reds in ponce inlet.They will hook you up with jumbo shrimp , floro leader , hooks and weights.Drift the current.Day or night.You might have better luck at night depending on how clear the water is.Not saying they won't bite in the daytime though..5 gallon bucket with a pump to keep shrimp in and keep the water fresh they also might have some croakers available both are like candy to a redfish.Good luck.

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Crank on some Windcheaters black and chrome.The new ones are almost indestructible.wink.gif

X-Raps Jointed XJS13 same color.SXR14 will do it also.

Those will work , but jumbo shrimp is where its at.imo

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You'll spend a $$$$ on live jumbo shrimp...and thats if you can find them.

If you want to fish with livebait bring down your light freshwater gear and

tie on a small weight and "Small" bait hook..

buy some dead shrimp and cut them up into small pieces... go to any dock or

boat ramp and catch pinfish or any other baitfish,

get a small airpump ($6 at any walmark) and 5gal bucket and you are good

to go...

There is really no need for floru leader at ponce or in the surf at Daytona,

in those area i just use regular mono leader and it works fine.

 

Ponce inlet is a rocky bottom and a hard current...that means alot of lost rigs if you fish the bottom..

Thats the price to pay when fishing those type of areas, cast out and leave

it alone till a fish picks up your bait and runs with it..

you wont lose too many rigsbiggrin.gif

Bull reds arent a picky fish and will hit just about anything thrown at them

when they are "there"..

If the pinfish die just cut them up and soak them....but live bait will get you

your better hits most of the time..

mullet should be everywhere right now, and everything will be chasing them

that doesnt mean they wont hit another things..

 

Lures> anything that looks like a finger mullet and you should be good to go,

try to get a suspending twichbait in silver and black top,

these type of lures can be work anywhere in the water depths..

 

Beach> a simple fishfinder rig and you are good to go to soak baits...also

bring a sand spike to hold your rod and go

to the sunglow pier (google it) its a fishing pier and they sell and rent

anything you might need..

Don't be afraid to bring your freshwater gear because you can still use it,

just make sure to wash them off really well after use..

I just read in another forum that Daytona is having cold water upwelling..

that slows down the fishing, but you still have the intercoastal waterway

(Halifax river) and there are a few fishing docks there also...

Just ask at any of the bait shops they should know where people are getting

catching fish...

 

Fish arent hard to catch down here... keep everything simple and you should

be okay...don't over think anything..

Keep your rigs on the light (small size) and you will hook up to alot of things,

be careful because some of our fish can hurt you...

good luckbeers.gif

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Give it a month... they are just finishing up dredging the inlet and they did

the whole thing..

So the fish are alittle out of whack and its a hit or miss type of fishing, i

heard some good flounder reports, but i am still going to wait..

 

I was over there about two weeks ago and they were dredging right in front

of me..

I wasnt in a mood to hang out with the late nite pier rats, so i just watch them for awhile..

The bugs were out in full force and the air was nasty... but it was still better

then being at the house on the computer

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