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Panama City Beach Fishing Report

  • Panama City Beach Fishing Report 10-03-2018

    The scattered rain showers throughout the week have muddied up the water making fishing within 3 miles of shore a little tricky. Remember, even as we get into the fall you still need to protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen, performance clothing, and headwear designed to keep UV rays out. Surf: A few whiting caught along with some smaller Pompano and ladyfish use Fishbites on a double pompano rig and a Gotcha plugfor Ladyfish. Nearshore: Kings are starting to show up. Within 3 miles the water is still stained by the rain but is clearing up with the change in wind. Closer in there is plenty of bait to catch. Kings and Bonita are starting to show up slowly. to catch them by trolling with Dusters or Cigar minnows on a 3hook rig or Christmas tree.Troll for Wahoo with a highspeed troller such as Yo-Zuri Bonita or a Halco. Piers: the water is still tea colored, but with the clearing up some baitfish are coming in. People are catching whiting and some undersized pompano which...

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Destin Fishing Report

  • Destin Fishing Report 10-02-2018

      October is finally here and that brings lots of special things, First and foremost is the 70th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo which last the entire month of October and has prizes for almost any fish you can catch, It features divisions for Charter Boats, Party Boats, Private Boats, Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Pier, Bridge, Jetty, and Surf. There are also divisions for Ladies, Seniors, and Kids. October is also when it starts to cool off just a bit and the fishing heats up! Time to get out there and get a big one. Also for the first time in a number of years, we have grass or weed lines and the Dolphin fishing has been off the hook good for weeks, there have been lines and patches of grass as close as 10-12 miles and bigger and better lines 35-40 miles close to the nipple.   Nearshore Trolling Kings, dolphin, and blackfin tuna are the main targets, troll live baits or plugs at varying depths along the surface to 50ft deep for the best action. Offshore Trolling Dolphin in the 8-25lb range have...

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Navarre Fishing Report

  • Navarre Fishing Report 09-07-2018

    Last year at this time we had Irma in the gulf causing heartaches, this year we had Gordon. Both were a disruption to our routine and thankfully Gordon wasn’t around long so we can now get bake to normal operations. The weather this weekend should not be an issue for whatever you want to do on or in the water. A few folks fishing the Intracoastal and East Bay got out shortly after the storm, but other than higher than normal tides the fish were biting as normal. That said I would expect to receive more than a few reports of redfish and specks making it to the cooler this weekend. schools of big jack crevalle are all up and down the sound as well as East Bay. Spanish are also over the bay and are costing more than a few folks their favorite artificial as the fan cast the flats for specks and reds.  Prior to the storm, we were getting a few flounder reports and hopefully, this trend will continue so be sure to drag a few bull ore tiger minnows around your go-to flounder holes. Black...

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Port St. Joe Fishing Report

  • St Joe Fishing Report 09/28/2018

    -St Joe Bay-     Fishing has been very good for the past few weeks. Reds and Flounder are hitting just about anything in front of them. Unfortunately it looks as if Red Tide is going to effect our bay. As of today Sept. 27, 2018 we've had multiple reports of dead fish on Mexico Beach, St Joe Beach and Windmark Beach, as well as some on Cape San Blas on both the gulf and bay side. FWC has closed Scallop season as a precaution. To get the latest updates on the Red Tide map, check FWC'S website for the latest details. ** As of this morning (Friday-9/28) at George Core Park, plenty of fish activity. Reds, Trout, small Jack's, tons of mullet and bait fish all around as my wife and I fished. A lot of good hits on top water! Hopefully the red tide subsides and everything goes back to normal. -Offshore-     Plenty of blue water to be trolled for Wahoo and Mahi. Some good numbers coming just 10-12 miles offshore. Grass lines are holding large schools of Mahi and even some Triple Tail. Rigged Ballyhoo...

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