Tuesday, August 20, 2013

8-20-2013 Fishing Report Ormond/Daytona Beach Florida

The Tomoka Basin has been producing some outstanding fishing for the past few weeks for us. Since the influx of Menhaden a few weeks ago, the fish have been on a feeding frenzy. The Tarpon bite continues to heat up in the Shallows of the Basin. Find the bait and you will find fish. Live mullet has been the key to our success. The Redfish action has also been very good. Again, natural bait has been out catching the plastic 5-1. Heading up the Tomoka River, the Snook and Tarpon are growing in size. The water clarity is much better up that way, so artificials have been the key for covering ground. If I had to pick just one lure this year, it would have to be the 3" Glow/Coppercrush DOA Shrimp. It catches everything, anytime, day or night! If you can find live shrimp, the Black Drum and Mangrove Snapper have also been a reliable catch around structure. I hope this helps you guys/gals get a few fish on the line this week. Remember to practice catch and release whenever possible. For more information on my charters, photographs, how to's, and much more, please visit www.fishtomoka.com Capt. Eric

Thursday, August 1, 2013


The Tomoka Basin has been producing some serious Redfish action the past few weeks. On todays charter we got 2 over slot Reds, along with 7 mid to upper slot fish all within just a few hours.
These fish are honed in on mullet right now. A live or cut mullet freelined on a circle hook is the key to success! Up the Tomoka River, we are getting into some really good quality Snook. On Wednesdays charter I got a 30 incher under the US1 bridge.
It sure is nice to see fish of that caliber around here again! The Tarpon are on again off again..... Found some promising fish today but they wouldn't eat for us. Lots of bait around and during the low light hours, its getting pummeled. Fishing is hot folks!