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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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Roller Coaster Bite in the Surf

The bite, much like the surf and weather this week, has been a roller-coaster. The spring blacktip migration and also the pompano migration has slowly started to make its way up the coast. With the days leading up to this latest front we saw several limits of pompano being caught and several nice blacktips being…

  • Byran Taylor
  • March 12, 2021
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This week we were met with a nice cold front that moved through the area, but the whiting bite was still on fire. North by New Smyrna Beach, the big bull whiting have been the main targets. Fresh dead shrimp, Fish Bites, and the diet Pepsi shrimp have been the preferred bait. The bite has…

  • Byran Taylor
  • February 8, 2021
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surf fishing report


This week, the bite was a bit slow, but once the fish turned on, it was ON. Lots of smaller whiting with a few larger-sized fish in the mix. I’ve found the best bite to be on the incoming tide early in the morning. Live sand fleas is still the bait of choice for the…

  • Byran Taylor
  • January 25, 2021
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NSB Surf fishing repot

Good Bite In Surf Despite Conditions

This week, we have more fronts moving through the area kicking up the surf and pushing strong currents. However, even with the higher surf, a strong south to north current, and dirty water, the bite has still been great. For the Apollo/Playlinda beach area, the better bite has been in the afternoon on the outgoing…

  • Byran Taylor
  • January 4, 2021
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Pompano Arriving on the Beach!

With the cold fronts lining up, the water temperatures are falling down to the magic numbers which send the pompano on the move to the south. This week the water clarity has improved and the weeds have cleared. The hot bite in the area this week has been big whiting, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and pompano…

  • Byran Taylor
  • December 8, 2020
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beach sunrise

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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