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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...

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Destin Fishing Report

  • 07/20/2017

    Destin Fishing Report 7-10-17-7 to 7-20-17 As for the weather it is scorching hot but the fishing is just as hot. One thing you may notice from the photos is that cobia fishing on the wrecks is better now than the traditional cobia fishing we have in the spring. Also congrats to the Mollie for bring home the Triple Crown of Billfishing on the gulf this year!! Nearshore Trolling---Plenty of Kings, Bonita, Dolphin and a few Sailfish. Plenty of Tarpon along the sandbars. ... Offshore Trolling---Good numbers on the Yellow Fin and Black Fin tuna near the rigs, several Blue Marlin, Good on Wahoo and Reag good on the daytime Swordfish. Bottom Fishing---Gag Grouper continue to bite in 200-400ft natural bottom, Mingo Snapper on the big edges, Scamp on the far end of the southwest edge and Red Snapper on the weekends. Deep Water Bottom Fishing---Good numbers on Snowy Grouper, Tyle fish, Barrel Grouper and a few Yellow Edge Grouper. Bay Fishing---Mostly RedFish, a few Trout and some Black...

    Read more: 07/20/2017

Navarre Fishing Report

  • 06/27/2017

    Not much has changed since me last report and it’s looking like this whole summer will be about getting out there when you see a weather window. So keep an eye on the weather at all times, avoid the outdoors when lightning is present, and bring a light rain jacket or like me just wear quick drying clothing. Reds, specks and flounder are all over the place right now. You can find them on the shallow flats when the tide is high and deeper docks and drop offs when it’s low.  If you can throw a cast net or set out a minnow trap small live pinfish, croakers, and finger mullet are the top baits right now. Whether fished on the bottom with a Carolina rig or under a popping cork, both presentations will entice the fish to eat. Those of you who know me know that I pretty much fish artificial baits exclusively and I have found that the top baits right now for trout and redfish are suspending twitch baits. Soft plastics drug and skipped along the bottom are my go to artificial bait for flounder,...

    Read more: 06/27/2017

Port St. Joe Fishing Report

  • 07/21/2017

    FISHING REPORT PSJ 7-21-17 The bite is picking up as the brackish water from the daily rains continues to push out of the bay.  Flounder are still producing good numbers on the bottom with live bull minnows.  Reports of trout and reds are closer to the state park, try to use bright top water lures or glittery soft baits for best results.  Shoreline shark fishing is still hot, stop by and grab some bonita!  Lots of activity going on around the area.  Saturday, July 22 is the famous Bayou Bash.  Registration begins today and fishing begins at first light tomorrow.  Categories include speckled trout, redfish, flounder, pompano, Spanish mackerel, and mangrove snapper.  Stop by the store or Port St Joe marina for more details.  Don’t forget to grab your t-shirt! Next Tuesday, July 25th starts scallop season in the St Joe Bay.  We are stocked and ready with mask, snorkels, bags, flags, and nets…..

    Read more: 07/21/2017

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