If you have a small boat with a motor of 10 horsepower of less cast your line in Lake Ponte Vedra.

The Lake Ponte Vedra Experience

Fishing from your own small boat gives you lots of flexibility as there is typically a broad range of fishing opportunities on Lake Ponte Vedra.  This body of water is also known as Guana Lake and provides almost 10 miles of water area reaching from Mickler Road to the north and the Guana Dam to the south.

Your motor has to be 10 horsepower or less to boat on the lake.  The lake is shallow, often less than 4 feet, with most of the bottom being sand.  As you’re out, you’ll likely come across redfish, spotted sea trout and flounder.

You can launch your boat from Six Mile Landing, but launching from this area is dependent on water levels and these can vary, so check in advance to confirm that water levels are high enough.  Six Mile Landing gets its name by being located about 6 miles north of the Guana Dam right off A1A.  Once you’re on the lake, you can decide to either go north or south.  It’s about 3.5 miles to reach the Micklers Road if you go north and as noted previously, about 6 miles if you go south to the Guana Dam.

There are only about 12 parking spaces at the launch, so parking at the launch can sometimes be a challenge.  If you go out earlier in the day, you’ll not only increase your luck for a catch, you will also have a better chance of finding parking.

Fishing is allowed year round on Lake Ponte Vedra, but only from the Guana Dam to a line 2 miles north of the dam, and on the remainder of Lake Ponte Vedra only from February 10 through November 10. A fishing license is required and its easiest to get it online prior to your outing.

As you are out fishing, remember these waters are very sensitive ecosystems that can easily be damaged.  You can be a “Sustainable PVB Guest” by

  • Be careful when launching your boat, or when nearing the shores along the way – make sure you are not disturbing sensitive vegetation or habitat used by area wildlife.
  • Make sure to not let any fishing related materials or refuse fall from your boat that could damage the waters.
  • Use trash receptacles to discard garbage and try to recycle as much as possible.
  • Enjoy the water by wearing a hat and ocean safe sunscreens. Stick to sunscreens that are free of oxybenzone and octinoxate, two of the most common ingredients found in chemical formulas.


Experience: Boat Fishing on Lake Ponte Vedra

Address: 1700 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082



Facilities Available: The launch provides direct launching and a dirt parking lot.

Level of Difficulty: Easy to moderate – waters on Lake Ponte Vedra are typically calm.

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Tips From The Experts

  1. Beat the heat in the summer by getting on the water early. The fish are most active prior to mid-morning.
  2. Bring a hat, sunscreen, phone, water and wear comfortable clothing for paddling that can get wet. Also think about getting waterproof phone cases and sun protective clothing.
  3. Make sure you have your fishing license prior to getting on the water.