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Byran Taylor


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Byran is a professional surf fishing and land based shark fishing guide based out New Smyrna Beach, FL.

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Surf Fishing Challenge

The fishing this week was a bit tough with the high surf, king tide, and weeds. However, the Surf Fishing Challenge hosted by Roy Matson was held on Saturday October 24th in New Smyrna Beach, with 115 entries and a number of large sponsors. We were faced with high current and weeds, but fish were…

  • Byran Taylor
  • October 26, 2020
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surf fishing tourney

Whiting & Pompano Active

This week the surf fishing was a bit tough but the whiting and pompano where still active in the early part of the day, with the best catches coming on the first half of the incoming tide. With sand fleas and shrimp being the top bait of choice. The mullet run is starting to get…

  • Byran Taylor
  • October 19, 2020
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shark fishing on the beach

Fishable Conditions Return to the Surf

All the storms have passed finally and the surf has layed down some. The water is still a bit off colored inside the first bar with some weeds in the mix, but the conditions are fishable. Mullet pods are thick from Ormond Beach south down the coast, and with the pods are the usual predators.…

  • Byran Taylor
  • September 28, 2020
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Surf Fishing on Fire

This week the surf has been on fire with the full moon and the mullet run starting to take off. The normal catches of whiting and lots of early season pompano early mornings until around 10am and then again in the evening. But with the finger mullet pods being super thick and everything from ladyfish,…

  • Byran Taylor
  • September 7, 2020
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Mullet Pods Showing Up

This week we were met with clean surf for the later half of the week as the hurricane passed well to the south of us. As the surf flattered out, the early morning bite was on fire. Lots of keeper pompano caught from Daytona to New Smyrna Beach. Along with the pompano, anglers also brought…

  • Byran Taylor
  • August 31, 2020
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New Smyrna Beach shark fishing

Shark Week!

To honor "Shark Week" from New Smyrna Beach, sometimes called "the shark bite capital of the world," I teamed up with the legendary Wayne Bennett of Shark Fishing NSB and Dustin Smith of NSB Shark Hunters for a week full of fun charters and family trips on the days off. All in all a good…

  • Byran Taylor
  • August 17, 2020
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Surf Fishing Turns Back Around

What a difference a week makes with the surf! This week the surf laid down, the current has been calm and the large mats of grass have been pushed out. However, the bite has been a tough one. The whiting and croakers have been hitting early morning on fresh dead shrimp and sandfleas. As the…

  • Byran Taylor
  • August 10, 2020
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Bite Slow in Weeds and Sandy Water

This weeks the current and weeds have started to move in with the east winds that have been blowing for the last couple of weeks. The water was a bit sandy due to the close swell period this week. The bite was a bit slow, however, the whiting, croakers, and resident pompano are still hitting.…

  • Byran Taylor
  • July 27, 2020
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Sharks & More From the Beach

I teamed up with some fellow shark fishing guides, NSB Shark Hunters, this week to help out on some surf fishing trips. As most know, Volusia county is the shark bite capital of the WORLD, with sharks of all sizes and types here year round. This week we had several clients come in from all…

  • Byran Taylor
  • July 20, 2020
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Whiting, Croakers, Mackerel on the Beach

This week has been much like the past few weeks, with the water temperatures staying in the low to mid 80's and crystal clear and glass. The bait pods are still running strong up and down the beach. A good mix of fish have been hitting the sand this week. The normal summer time fish,…

  • Byran Taylor
  • July 13, 2020
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