Ponce Inlet was dredged last year. Last time I took it was in Jan, and there was at least 9 feet where there used to be 6. There is a sandbar directly inshore from the inlet, you have to split port for New Smyrna or starboard for Ponce Inlet. SeaLove marina has new floating docks just north of the inlet. I've also gone into St Augustine and Lake Worth
with 6', no problems. Lake Worth
, stay south of the turning basin using the East channel for plenty of water
; the anchorage north of Peanut Island is mostly shoaled and filled with derelicts. The ICW
through this area is dicey at 6', with some mud to push through in spots.
TowBoat or SeaTow are good resources to ask about local shoaling and good holding areas.