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Panama City Beach Fishing Report

  • 01/01/2017

    Offshore On wrecks and reefs in sixty feet or less we are still experiencing a pretty good flounder run, trigger fish are a nuisance but persistence can pay off. The start of the new year opened AJ's and closed gag grouper in both state and federal waters. There are some other changes in relation to the regulations so familiarize yourself before going. Plenty of amberjack around, keeper size fish are in a hundred feet of water or more. Larger wrecks with a good relief are best. After you've had your fill of tug of war with the reef donkeys get over some natural bottom. Red grouper, bee liners, white snapper, black sea bass and a few lane snapper can be found.  Surf It can be very hit and miss, but over the last few days whiting, pompano, spanish mackerel (large ones), redfish, flounder, bluefish and sheep head have all been reported.  Inshore Late in the day on the incoming tide the grass flats have held a few trout and smaller reds. Try using a popping cork with live shrimp in at...

    Read more: 01/01/2017

Destin Fishing Report

  • 02/20/2017

    The calendar says it's still February but fishing season is here early! In the bay the redfish action is very good with occassional sheepshead catches. Nearshore in the gulf there are flounder, bonita, mingo snapper and a few red grouper and the occasional cobia being caught bottom fishing. Deepwater bottom fishing is producing, swordfish, tilefish, barrel grouper, scamp and snowy grouper. High speed trolling offshore is producing wahoo! In the surf there is a steady bite of pompano, some whiting, a few black drum and a fair amount of sharks! As usual, we have the photos to prove the fishing fun!  

    Read more: 02/20/2017

Navarre Fishing Report

  • 02/17/2017

    Can hardly believe it's February with the 80 degree weather forecasted for this weekend! The early spring weather is going to make it easy to get out and enjoy the outdoors and if the weatherman is correct the winds are going to be mild making it pleasant for those fishing in the bay as well as those heading offshore. Inshore the redfish bite is already in full swing and I would not be surprised if I start getting reports of specks following them onto the flats. White trout are all over 3-Mile and the Garson Point Bridges with bull reds mixed in feeding on the trout. Sheepshead are still around the deeper docks and bridges so be sure to flip a few fiddlers or small shrimp around your favorite piling. Stripers are still making a pretty good showing in East Bay and Blackwater Bay first thing in the morning around the mullet schools. The most productive results are coming from folks targeting them with top water plugs, but a few are also being caught using shallow diving X-Raps and...

    Read more: 02/17/2017

Port St. Joe Fishing Report

  • 02/12/2017

    Port St Joe Weekly Fishing Report – Feb 12, 2017 Offshore & Near Shore Recent offshore reports are all about big fish and large quantities. Triggerfish are stacked like cord wood and devour most anything in front of them. Red snapper, when hooked, are mistaken for a large amberjack and fishermen are amazed when a red snapper comes to the surface. Several reports of 30+ pounders were caught and released in federal and state waters. Amberjack have wrecked a few rods and reels and brought experienced anglers to their knees. Reminder, keep aware of state and federal seasons and regulations.Near shore yields good number of flounder around the inshore reefs.   St Joe Bay Catches of speckled trout, redfish, black drum, flounder, and Spanish mackerel abound. Sounds like April type catches, but in February. The south end of the bay has recently seen the most trout and redfish activity. The northern half of the bay is Spanish mackerel territory. Large schools of baitfish are scattered throughout...

    Read more: 02/12/2017

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