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Panama City Beach Fishing Report

  • 04/12/2017

    Offshore King mackerel have showed up, flat lining and trolling live or fresh dead baits has worked the best. A few cobia have been picked off the local wrecks and everyone and their brother is running the beach getting eye strain scanning the horizon looking for them. Better reports from the west still but some fish are getting caught locally.  Surf Real good bite on pompano and spanish. Also there were some whiting reported but they have been small, and jack crevalle are cruising the bar hitting just about anything that moves.  Inshore The trout and redfish bite was a little slow during this last full moon, assuming you were fishing during the day. Probably did some feeding at night and were harder to get a strike out of during the day. The two tides per day didn't help either. Sheep head have slowed a bit too, still some around but not gangbusters like it was. Plenty of spanish in the bay, trolling for them in about fifteen feet of water just off the shipping channels has worked...

    Read more: 04/12/2017

Destin Fishing Report

  • 05/19/2017

    Destin Fishing Report 5-14-17 to 5-19-17 Are you ready for the weekend? If the catches this week are any indication the fish are ready for you to give it a try as they have been biting well. Pier: Some nice dolphin and a few kings at the Panama City and Navarre piers. the Okaloosa pier is mostly, ladyfish, hardtails, a few kings and a few spanish. Nearshore Trolling: Good catches of kings on live baits and plugs trolling over natural bottom, coral and rocks. Some chicken dolphin action, a few blackfin tuna and still an occasional cobia! Offshore Trolling: Wahoo and dolphin action is good, tuna have been quite good and the daytime swordfishing has been real good with some night time action. Bottom Fishing: Mingo snapper, red grouper and a steady catch of black snapper dominate most days. Red snapper are of course open and biting on the weekends, fish wrecks, hard bottom and coral with live cigar minnows for the best action! Deepwater Bottom Fishing: Looks like the action here is again...

    Read more: 05/19/2017

Navarre Fishing Report

  • 05/17/2017

    If the weatherman is correct most of the next week is going to be tough for most of us to get out on the water. As long as the winds and the lightning isn’t too bad I will be out there because the fishing just seems to be getting better and better each day. Inshore the fishing has been outstanding and just seems to be getting better and better every day. Trout and reds are all over East Bay and the sound. You will find them as shallow as a foot in some areas on out at the drop offs around the grass flats. The incoming high tide seems to be the most productive in the sound, but the revers seems to be the best time over in East Bay. Live shrimp is always a go to bait, but finger mullet, croakers, and pinfish seems to be catching more and more baits these days due to the increase in pinfish the last few weeks. Black snapper are around the bridges in the sound as well as around the power lines in East Bay and Garcon Point Bridge. These deeper structures are also holding good number of...

    Read more: 05/17/2017

Port St. Joe Fishing Report

  • 03/13/2017

    Port St Joe Weekly Fishing Report – Mar 13, 2017 Offshore & Near Shore Fishing, good and getting even better. Off shore bottom fishing has been one of the highlights the past week. Snapper, grouper, triggerfish, black sea bass, and sheephead are active, just be aware of what you can keep. The sheephead are around the inshore structures and they are bunched together so once found you can catch a bunch, No cobia catches have been reported yet, but that will probably change this week if Mother Nature allows boating weather. Nice size Spanish mackerel are being targeted more and they are filling the ice box. Amberjack are still around, but not the only show in town now that other species are providing so much of the fishing action.    St Joe Bay Large speckled trout, slot size redfish, flounder, and Spanish mackerel are in the bay. The spring bite is in full swing. Lures and live bait work equally well. Fish shallows for the trout and reds, and the pockets of deeper water for the flounder....

    Read more: 03/13/2017

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