Fishing in New Smyrna Beach
Fishing New Smyrna Beach is recreation for residents and visitors alike.
Your New Smyrna Beach fishing choices include inshore, offshore, near shore and surf. Near shore fishing involves mostly trolling along the beach and nearby wrecks. Surf fisherman relax on the beach while offering sand fleas, clams, shrimp and crabs to target Pompano, Whiting and Drum.
Offshore fishing consists of trolling and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing includes stalking the fish and sometimes even seeing the fish take the bait. There is captivating nature all around and no one has gotten seasick on Capt. Karty's New Smyrna fishing charters. Many of our anglers have commented that they have caught bigger fish and had more fun with Capt. Karty in Mosquito Lagoon than on previous offshore New Smyrna Beach fishing charter boats.
Capt. Karty has been a New Smyrna Beach Fishing Guide since 1992. He could fish anywhere in the world and he chooses Redfish charter fishing in New Smyrna Beach. “Nothing like Stalking Reds in Mosquito Lagoon.”
Call Capt. Karty for your New Smyrna Beach fishing charter.
Fishing in New Smyrna Beach
“We had a great time fishing. The kids were so excited to show everyone the pictures of the fish they caught. Thank you so much for making our day great!”
"Capt. Karty is a highly skilled professional, which is obvious in his guide service.”
-Bob Waters of Oxford, Georgia
New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach is a quaint beachside town that we have made our home since 1989. The beach here is beautiful beyond description. Many concur with our opinion. New Smyrna Beach has been awarded the Florida’s Best Beach designation by the Orlando Sentinel four years in a row. New Smyrna Beach attracts vacationers ready to relax after the popular attractions of Central Florida. Its’ location on the east central coast of Florida between Daytona Beach and the Titusville / Cocoa Beach area is one hour from Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios and Kennedy Space Center. New Smyrna Beach is also considered a prime vacation destination for families who love it and continue to return every year.
History of New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach has historical significance with the first colony being founded in 1768. Scottish physician, Andrew Turnbull’s English Colony lasted only a decade with 1225 settlers. This colony started the building of the drainage canals that allowed for later colonies to succeed. Some of these first canals can still be seen today along Canal Street.
The New Smyrna Mill (also known as the Cruger and DePeyster Sugar Mill) was built around 1830. A major sugar and syrup processing location, it burned to the ground during the Second Seminole War. Archaeologists have unearthed many religious artifacts which led many to believe that before its days as a mill, the site was the location of a chapel built by Christopher Columbus during his second voyage.
The Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station was completed in 1887 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998. Restoration was completed after decades of work. Due to the efforts of the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association, the Lighthouse is considered to be one of the best preserved. It is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and the second tallest masonry lighthouse in the United States.
The lighthouse tower and museum are open to the public. There are 203 steps to the top of the 175-foot tower which provides outstanding views of the Greater Daytona Beach Area. The Ayres Davies Lens Exhibit Building boasts one of the finest collections of restored Fresnel lenses in the world.
Turtle Mound is the highest shell mound in the United States. Located inside Canaveral National Seashore, this two-acre site contains over 35,000 cubic yards of oyster shell. Visitors today are led to the top of Turtle Mound by an educational boardwalk. From its’ vantage point at fifty feet high, Turtle Mound provides a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean, Mosquito Lagoon, and the surrounding area. It is said to be visible from miles offshore and has been used for navigation for centuries and presumably as a lookout by the Native Americans who built it.
New Smyrna Beach Attractions
New Smyrna Beach is 20 minutes from the Daytona Flea Market. It is located in the southwest corner of I-95 and US-92, also known as International Speedway Boulevard. It claims to be the World’s Largest Flea Market and it is worth your visit if you have never been. There are hundreds of vendors with everything imaginable. This market is covered with air-conditioned sections. Restaurants are available and you can even enjoy a beer while you browse the offerings. The Daytona Flea Market is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Rain or Shine.
Local small town shops can be found on Flagler Avenue and Canal Street.
The Car Show held the first Saturday of every month is one of the Events on Historic Canal Street offering live music, great food and drinks with tropical themes. Check out the weekly Farmers Market. Art Stroll/Gallery Walk is also held on the first Saturday of every month.
Manatee Park is a large wooden playground located under the west end of the South Causeway Bridge. Be sure to visit if you have children in your vacation party.
As far as restaurants in New Smyrna Beach go, we consider McKenna’s Place to be one of our favorites. The food is consistent and has never disappointed us. This Sports Bar’s diverse menu has something for everyone. They even provide flashlights upon request if you have difficulty reading the menu. There are many other establishments to choose from in the area.
One of the best places to see wildlife is along the 7-mile Black Point Wildlife Drive. The one-way drive in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge provides an excellent place to see waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds and raptors as well as alligators, river otters, bobcats, various species of snakes, and other wildlife.
We enjoy putt-putting at Pirates Island Putt Putt.
For golfing, try Hidden Lakes Golf Course, New Smyrna Beach Golf Club, Venetian Bay Golf Club, or The Preserve at Turnbull Bay.
Go-Kart City is the area's largest Go-Kart track at 1/4 mile long. Located just north of New Smyrna Beach, it has a Batting Cage and Mystic Harbor Miniature Golf.
New Smyrna Beach is a lovely small town with everything to keep visitors coming back again and again.
Capt. Karty provides assistance with accommodations in New Smyrna Beach.
“Randy is a pro bass fisherman and he can't stop talking about all the fun he had on that trip! He thinks its a real big deal that he caught a RED FISH and a TROUT!!! I can't thank you and Karty for all the fun! WE WILL BE BACK!! I grew up in this area fishing, crabbing and clamming almost every weekend of my childhood. The trip I had with Karty is one of the most memorable fishing trips I've ever been on in the River Lagoon!! He knows those waters and those fish! Thanks again!”
-Alicia, Randy, Greg and Zane