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July 4

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

  • 06/19/2017

    Destin Fishing Report 6-11-17 to 6-18-17 Can you say Tarpon, the tarpon bite this week has really turned on. We are catching them along the coast fishing just off the sand bar and off all the local piers. If you have not given tarpon a shot you should. It is an exciting fishery as you get to spot cast the fish, they average nearly 100lbs and we can catch many over 125lbs. The ariel show these fish put on is spetcular and their fight is second to none. The next big thing is the sss...wordfish bite for both daytime and nightime fishing, The past week was just about as good as it gets swordfishing, The Charter Boat Back Down 2 was 6/7 on swordfish this past week. Most all of them well over 100lbs. Nearshore Trolling---Kings have been very aggressive, plenty of bonita and chicken dolphin Offshore Trolling---Good catches of tuna both blackfin and yellowfin, some pretty wahoo and dolphin Bottom Fishing---Red snapper dont bite much better than they are now, black snapper if you chum, bull...

    Read more: 06/19/2017

Navarre Fishing Report

  • 06/14/2017

    It’s all about getting out there when you see a weather window the last few days and it looks like we are going to see more of the same for the near future. Just keep an eye on the weather this time of the year, avoid the associated lightning when it’s present, and bring a rain jacket or just wear quick drying clothing. I know from my own experience of having a rain jacket with me I usually don’t need it. Fishing inshore will see more of the same and will most likely not change until the heat of August finally hits us. The reds, specks and flounder are on the flats and deeper docks in Santa Rosa Sound as well as East Bay. Live baits for most will be the top presentation and with live shrimp getting harder and harder to procure here at the store you may have to break out your cast nets.  Even though live shrimp are scarce, pinfish, finger mullet, croakers, and pilchards are getting easier to catch for those needing live bait. At a minimum a 5 foot 3/8 brail net is all you need, however...

    Read more: 06/14/2017

Port St. Joe Fishing Report

  • 06/23/2017

    Por St. Joe, FL FISHING REPORT 6/23/17 The weather is clearing up from Cindy’s visit and the fish are hungry. St Joe Bay is still producing good numbers on trout, red, and flounder. This father and daughter duo from New Mexico caught some nice fish with Seagrass Charters. Live shrimp are small this time of year in the bay so try some artificial baits for the best results. We recommend Z-man 1/8oz red Jigheadz with a new penny scentedShrimpZ. The shoreline has been slow but if you are interested in sharks they are around. Jeff Jones from Friendsville, TN snagged this 10ft Lemon shark on the shore of Indian Pass using bonita. Just a couple of miles off the point, reports of King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and chicken dauphin are still strong. Dusters tipped with a cigar minnow or casting spoons work well. The offshore bite has not slowed down so get out on the water this weekend....

    Read more: 06/23/2017

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