Captain Dan Ballard

A native Floridian who has been fishing on the east coast of Florida for 25 years. A US Coast Guard licensed charter fishing captain and member of the Florida Fishing Guides Association he provides all the tackle, bait, and fishing licenses. He can provide full or half day and inlet or river fishing charters year round.

Fishing from a 25 foot Mako Center Console Boat with a 300 hp 4-stroke that can carry up to four anglers, he is equally adept at running the beaches fishing for tarpon, cobia or kingfish or probing the offshore wrecks for kingfish, cobia, dolphin, blackfin tuna and sailfish, as well bottom fishing for snapper, grouper, flounder, trigger fish, black sea bass, and don’t forget the ever so popular shark!

Guiding Fishing Charters on a year round basis, he will recommend the best choice of species for the days fishing based upon season and local weather conditions. Captain Dan delivers an exciting and safe charter fishing trip for people of all ages and fishing experience.

I'm dedicated to making your time on the water fishing amazing. Onboard HolySmokes, we will put you on the fish and make it a day you won't forget.

Captain Dan Ballard