Tightline Fishing Charters in Daytona Beach, Florida

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Inshore & Backcountry Fishing in the beautiful coastal rivers and marshes near Daytona Beach, Nearshore Reef Fishing along Daytona Beach’s fabulous coastline and Offshore Fishing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Winter 2019/2020 Has Arrived and
We’re Catching Fish in Daytona Beach!

Fishing inshore for Sheepshead in Daytona BeachWinter in Daytona Beach is Prime Time for catching Sheepshead with Captain Ron on an Inshore Fishing Trip. Sheepshead are plentiful along the Halifax River and at Ponce Inlet during the winter months. These fishing grounds are also habitat for Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper and Speckled Trout.

Weather permitting, Captain Ron also offers Nearshore and Offshore Fishing Trips to the coastal reefs during the winter to fish for Snapper, Grouper and large adult Redfish, Black Drum and Flounder.

Catch Big Bull Redfish like this on a fishing charter with Captain RonCaptain Ron Offers:
Inshore Fishing Charters
- Fish some of the most productive coastal estauries in Central Florida.

Nearshore Fishing Charters - Discover Our Amazing Reefs! You’ll be fishing the reefs up to 2 miles off the coast of Daytona Beach for an astonishing variety of fish.

Offshore Fishing Charters - Fish the Reefs up to 12 miles off the coast of Daytona Beach for Larger Fish and an even Greater Variety of Fish.

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Captain Ron & Tightline Fishing Charters has Great Reviews on TripAdvisor
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 Amazing time
Capt Ron is amazing. Put us on a mess of flounder. Also caught grouper, sharks, a mess of weakfish and a downright angry, drag-ripping bonito. Very patient captain with respect to novices (ie my wife). New boat. Highly recommended. Thank you Capt Ron!!!

 Captain Ron is awesome
Captain Ron took me and my husband out for some great in-shore fishing. He knew the best spots to try, and kept putting us on some nice fish. Would definitely recommend Captain Ron as a fishing guide!

 Bull Red Madness + Some !!!!
I have traveled all across the south saltwater fishing and Captain Ron treated me with one of the best near shore charters I have ever been on. Not often do you go out and hook into a big bull red on every cast we made!

 Excellent trip with Captain Ron!
Had a great trip with captain Ron! He was extremely helpful and knowledgable about where the fish were. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to do some fishing!!! Will definitely be going on a trip with Ron next time we are visiting!!

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Captain Ron has been catching a lot of Sheepshead on his Daytona Beach Fishing Charters this winter. Here’s his recommendations for fishing for Sheepshead.

Captain Ron’s Fishing Tips! Fishing For Sheepshead

Sheepsheads are plentiful on Daytona Beach inshore fishing charters during the winter monthsSheepshead mouths are tough as nails because of the makeup of their teeth, which look a lot like human teeth. A hard hookset is needed to keep these fish on the end of your line. Bait selection varies when dealing with sheepshead. Fiddler crabs or mud crabs are your best bet. Sand fleas, barnacles and small pieces of shrimp will also work.

Getting a fiddler on your hook is simple. I prefer a smaller hook, maybe a #1 or #2 , a live bait type hook is best. Push the hook into the base of a leg, and out either the top or the bottom shell. Try to get the barb outside the crab, with the point hidden among all those legs.

Target sheepshead anywhere there is good structure. Bridges, docks, seawalls and jetty areas that are encrusted with barnacles are a good place. But sheepshead can also be found near jetties or rock outcroppings, on the beach or on the edges of sandbars.

For your leader, use a 3-foot section of 20-pound monofilament and attach it to your main line with a swivel. Before you attach the hook, slide on a 1-ounce egg sinker to help keep your bait steady in the current. For a hook, choose a No.1 live bait hook that is extremely sharp. If you’re having trouble hooking up, step it down a size or two. Finish the rig by attaching a small slipshot six inches above the hook. This allows the egg sinker to come down closer to the hook and anchor your bait in the water without hindering a hookset. If you are fishing where there isn’t much current, you can easily get away with just using the splitshot and not the egg sinker.

“Go Catch ‘em!”
Captain Ron
Tightline Fishing Charters

Coastal Fishing at it’s Best!
The Daytona Beach area is one of Florida’s Top Coastal Fishing Destinations!

Did You Know?

~ Volusia County, home to Daytona Beach, boasts one of the largest and most productive offshore artificial reef systems in all of Florida.

~ The rich saltwater coastal rivers. lagoons and estuaries near Daytona Beach offer some of Florida’s finest inshore flats and backcountry fishing!

~ Ponce Inlet, just minutes from Daytona Beach, is famous among sport fisherman for its many species of hard fighting fish. We can fish Ponce Inlet on either an Inshore Fishing Charter or a Nearshore Fishing Charter.

Come Fishing with Captain Ron!
Captain Ron is one of the most experienced fishing guides in Daytona Beach!

A native of Volusia County, with a life-long passion for fishing, Captain Ron Hatcher has been fishing the waters around Daytona Beach since early childhood. He has extensive knowledge of the habits and habitats of the species we love to target!
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Family Friendly Charters!
Ladies and Kids are Welcome on All Fishing Charters with Captain Ron!

Captain Ron and Tightline Fishing Charters welcomes anglers of all experience levels from First Timers to Highly Experienced Anglers. Whatever your level of experience, Captain Ron wants you and your guests to Have Fun Fishing in Daytona Beach!


Inshore Fishing Charters
Fish One of the Most Diverse Estuaries on the East Coast!
A Monster Trout caught while inshore fishing near Daytona BeachCentral Florida’s Halifax River basin and its maze of creeks and mangrove marshes are part of a unique and exceptionally diverse coastal estuary system with a wide variety of fish.

On a Daytona Beach inshore fishing charter with Captain Ron you’ll fish for your favorite Southeastern inshore species including: Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout (aka Speckled Trout), Flounder and Black Drum as well as Snook, a tropical species. Many desirable species common in nearshore and offshore waters pass through Ponce Inlet, at the mouth of the Halifax River, to breed and feed. On Captain Ron’s inshore fishing charters you may catch Pompano, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel or even Jack Crevalle.




Nearshore Reef Fishing Charters
Fish One of the Largest Artificial Reef Systems in Florida!

Redfish grow huge just off the coast of Daytona BeachVolusia County (home of Daytona Beach) has been creating new, highly productive offshore habitat just off the coast near Daytona Beach since the 1980s.

Primarily comprised of discarded concrete structures and scuttled vessels, each artificial reef is a complete ecosystem and home to the smallest sea creatures all the way up the food chain to the big predators. Volusia county now has nearly 30 artificial reefs with the closest less than one mile from shore.
On a Daytona Beach nearshore reef fishing charter with Captain Ron, you’ll be fishing the reefs up to 2 miles from shore for an astonishing variety of fish including: Big Bull Redfish and Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Sea Bass, Whitings, Weakfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead and even Cobia and Tarpon.




Offshore Fishing Charters
Fish Reefs Further Offshore for Bigger Fish & A Larger Variety of Fish!
Red Snapper like this one are a popular catch on Daytona Beach offshore chartersWe’ll be fishing up to 12 miles off the coast of Daytona Beach and Volusia County!

On a Daytona Beach offshore fishing charter with Captain Ron you’ll be bottom fishing deeper reefs, habitat for even more species including many varieties of Grouper, Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish and Amberjacks. There’s also many of the same species found nearshore but often larger fish! This includes Bull Redfish, Mangrove and Lane Snapper, Flounder, Sea Bass and Sheepshead. When conditions are right, we can even sight cast for big predators such as Cobia, King Mackerel, Wahoo or Mahi.



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If you’re planning a trip to Pensacola you can enjoy great inshore and offshore fishing with Captain Brandy and Upper Hand Pensacola Fishing Charters. When visiting Florida’s oldest city have fun catching big bull redfish on a St Augustine inshore fishing charter with Captain Danny.

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Captain Ron Hatcher
Tightline Fishing Charters

Daytona Beach, Florida

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