Thursday, July 18, 2013

7-18-2013 Fishing Report Daytona/Ormond Beach Florida

Well if you follow me on Facebook you know that it has been a great week of fishing. We have been catching a good mix of nice size fish. The Flounder bite is strong in the river and its a rare trip we don't get at least a few. Loopy Lopez with a big 22" Flattie
The Redfish are scattered around the Basin, up in the Tomoka River, and also up in the mudflats at Highbridge. Captain Richard with a nice Tomoka Basin Redfish
The Tarpon bite is continuing to pick up steam. In fact I had the pleasure of guiding Dave and his sons to their first ever Tarpon this morning. Each of the boys were able to hook and land their own fish, which made for a very memorable morning.
The Snook bite is also strong. On a solo trip Monday I hooked over 30 Snook and landed about half. The largest fish landed measured 22" but 3 of the fish lost were easily slot sized fish. Keep in mind that Snook are still out of season and must be carefully released. We don't keep Snook on our charters anyway, at least for the next few years until their numbers get back to normal. The Mangrove Snapper bite is in full force from the Basin up past the island in the Tomoka. We are catching them up to about 15". Jacks and Ladyfish are also a regular catch. That about sums things up for this week. Don't forget to check back often for new reports and photos. Have fun and stay safe out there, Capt. Eric

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