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Panama City Beach Fishing Report

  • Panama City Beach Fishing Report 4-11-2018

    We had a little better luck with the weather this week than last, but it was still not ideal for going out past the five-mile mark. We started off the week with highs in the 70’s with a few days popping up to about 80. Fingers crossed that this slight warm-up will bring in the Kings! Surf Fishing wins for the second week in a row for the most lucrative area to fish with Pompano everywhere, upper slot Reds, Blues, and few but huge Whiting. Hurry and grab yourself a surf rod! Inshore: You can find some nice sized Trout and Redfish cruising the flats in 4-6 feet of water. Use live shrimp, soft plastics or hard baits. With bait showing up in the bay Trout are starting to get schooled up. The warmer temperatures have brought the Spanish back in. Catch them off the piers and while trolling with Gotcha Plugs, Mackerel Trees, and Spoons. Squid fishing is so good it has been hard to keep squid rigs on the shelf! Catch them in the marinas and off bridges. Nearshore: Sheepshead bite has...

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Destin Fishing Report

  • Destin Fishing Report 4-15-18

      Let’s talk about what is good now and what’s upcoming. Kings, Spanish, Triggerfish, and Pompano have all been very good lately. Best Pompano bite in years! Amberjack opens in a few weeks and we should hear soon on the Snapper days. As most of you already know Cobia season has been a bust, sorry to tell you that but must be honest in our reports.   Trolling: Kings are biting on a regular basis, several options on how to catch are trolling with Yozuri or Rapala plugs rigged with 4-8oz trolling leads, there are also good results with slow trolling live cigar minnows. Look for reefs or wrecks in 65-150ft depths. Spanish are plentiful trolling straw rigs around the pass, harbor, and bay. Spotty action on blackfin tuna.   Bottom Fishing: Mingo snapper and Triggers are plentiful on cut squid and Mackerel, you will find triggers best 65-150ft and Mingo snapper 90-200ft on both natural bottom and ledges. Some pretty Red and Scamp Grouper being brought in this week. Best action on Red Grouper is...

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Navarre Fishing Report

  • Navarre Fishing Report 03-08-2018

    A lot of firsts for the year have fallen in the last few weeks for anglers fishing the Navarre Pier. First blackfin, the first king, first Spanish, first pompano and first cobia are all in the history books. Folks fishing the surf have also been having pretty good luck with reds, pompano, and whiting. Not to be left out those fishing the bays are starting to see plenty of reds and specks on the flats. All in all, it truly looks like spring is here at least two weeks early. The early spring has slot reds all over the shallow grass flats on the north side of the sound the bulls are hanging out in the drop-offs. Specks are also on these same drop-offs as they migrate out of the rivers and canals. Sheepshead are on many of the deeper docks and bridges in the sound, but can also be targeted around the power lines over in East Bay. The waters around the power lines are also holding slot reds as well as more than a few white trout. My most productive presentation this week has been to fish...

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Port St. Joe Fishing Report

  • St Joe Fishing Report 04/06/2018

    -St Joe Bay-     Fishing has definitely picked back up! Some days better than others, but the bite is hot right now. Fishing by boat, target the flats, ledge's, channels and bouys. In the flats fish a top water plug, twitch baits, or artificial shrimp under a poppin' cork. In the deeper channels and around the bouys, fish a Carolina rig with a 2/0 circle hook. Live shrimp or small bait fish should produce a bite. Try trolling for Spanish around the tip of the cape and Windmark beach you might just limit out after a few passes. -Cape San Blas-     Fishing the beaches has been spotty, few Pompano and Whiting here and there. Spring run should be close for Pompano. Shark fishing at night has been decent down at Indian Pass. A few guys have caught 5 or 6 just in the past few weeks. Bull sharks mainly, 6' + caught on a shark rig with sheepshead heads or rays. -Offshore-      Grouper and Red Snapper are being caught and released in good numbers. Vermilion and triggers are still filling the boxes. Cobia...

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