Byran Taylor

Member since: July 10, 2019

  • Southern Bred Fishing Charters
  • (386) 216-8025


5th generation Floridian, army vet, and owner operator of Southern Bred Fishing charters.

    Volusia Surf Fishing

    May 15, 2023

    Here in Volusia County we are still dealing with light weeds and dirty water. Prime time has been early morning until 10am or so and in the afternoon from around 4pm to dark. With whiting, pompano and catfish being the hot bite. Fresh shrimp and live sand fleas being the bait of choice along with electric chicken crab fish bites.

      Hit or Miss Bite in the Surf

      January 23, 2023

      This week has been hit and miss in the surf, but the main bite in the surf has been some nice whiting and tons of bluefish, with a few pompano getting caught in the area. The main body of the pompano have made their way to South Florida. For me, the hot bite has been on fresh shrimp, however Fish Bites and fish gum have been producing also. The Fish Bites clam and sand flea flavor along with the ghost crab fish gum have been working well. But, you will need to make the longer cast to get on the better fish. The first part of the incoming tide has been producing better for me this week.

        Surf Fishing Heating Up

        October 24, 2022

        The surf has started to clean up from the storm and the cold fronts are starting to move through the area cooling off the water temperature and getting the fall pompano migration started. Good numbers have been coming in around the state with big numbers in the Jacksonville area right now. The hot bait has been crab knuckles, live sand fleas and fresh clams. Fish bites white and yellow crab, coquina clam and sand flea flavor has also been producing.

          Bait Pods Running the Beach

          August 22, 2022

          Still dealing with some weeds in the area, but the large bait pods have started running up the beach and along with the bait pods have come the tarpon large schools of 100 pound class fish, large jacks, and the sharks. The large predator fish are not the only things running right now, the resident pompano have been coming in great numbers to the north end of the county along with good numbers of whiting. With fresh dead shrimp and live sand fleas being the bait of choice. Finding the deeper holes and guts past the sandbars will provide great success.

            Another Tough Week in the Surf

            July 18, 2022

            This week has been a tough one for the surf fishing, with the storms popping up and the hard running current. The guys fishing the deep cuts between the sandbars with fresh shrimp, live sand fleas, fish gum and fish bites have been producing a few nice whiting, croakers, and of course, catfish. The bait pods have started running the beach now also and it is only a matter of time for the big tarpon and redfish to show with them.

              Find the Right Spot in the Surf

              June 20, 2022

              The weather has started to heat up and water temperatures are on the rise. The best times for the surf has been early morning to mid afternoon and then again late afternoon to the evening and after dark. The pompano bite has been hot early with several limits coming in if you’re willing to work at it. Be willing to make a move, and read the beach and the surf to find that perfect spot and make super long casts. Bait of choice has been fresh shrimp, live sand fleas, small crabs, along with fish bites and fish gum on standard pompano rigs with small pearlized beads.

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