July Fishing Report

Inshore
Out of Moody Boat Landing, Redfish and Flounder can be caught in Silver lake and in the Tomoka Basin.  Mangrove Snapper are showing up in good numbers in the Tomoka Basin also.  Shrimp, small Mullet, and Mud Minnows have been producing the best bites.  From Bing’s Landing, Long Creek and the flats in the Pelicer Creek area are producing good Redfish bites.  Redfish are staging on boat docks near deep channel drop offs and the bite turns on during tide changes.  Trout are still being caught primarily in the early morning and late evening.
Offshore
Sporadic King Mackerel bite in the Daytona Beach area out of Ponce Inlet trolling with spoons near shore.  Bonita are plentiful and aggressively hit spoons and trolled baits.   Reefs in the 80 to 120 foot depths continue to hold large numbers of Black Sea Bass, however the majority are under size.  The reefs are holding good numbers of Trigger fish and Mangrove Snappers.  Cut bait is your best bet for catching these great tasting fish.  During a trip this Sunday out of Ponce Inlet we were lucky enough to hook up on a Wahoo while trolling skirted Ballyhoo in 90 to 100 foot depths near the Umbrella area.  It was only in the 20 to 25 pound range, but still excellent eats!  We did not see any Dolphin, but the Bonita were plentiful to the point of being a nuisance.

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