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Ponce Inlet - first time through?

I have a 20' deck boat, 150 merc that runs like a top. I get on the intercoastal quite a bit around Ponce/dissapearing island. I'd really like to get out ocean side and fish, but I'm worried about getting through that little channel/inlet.

I would surely appreciate any advice, info, suggestions. I've heard the tides can have an effect on the waves in the channel.

Looking forward to your help.

2001 Tahoe 202 Deck Boat
Mercury 150 XR6


  • hunterjwhunterjw Posts: 462 Deckhand
    It is the worst on outgoing tide. Add east wind and large swell and that adds to it.

    The best times to go out would be slack/incoming and winds south or west.

    You'd be fine though on most all summer days just take your time
    "He who hoots with the owls at night will not soar with the eagles at dawn"

  • Jarhead JackJarhead Jack Posts: 68 Deckhand
    Mike, we live in Ponce Inlet and fish the ocean often with our 17 foot Grady White. Every day is different, but there are plenty of days that the end of the inlet are flat.

    Tight lines and Semper Fi,


    Grady White Spirit 175
    115 Yamaha 4 stroke
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