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11/30/2017 - OCTOBER IN ISLAMORADA

RICHARD STANCZYK
Florida Keys
October is nearing it's end here and we've already had our first legit cold front of the winter! It's very early for it to be getting...

11/30/2017 - SHARKS, GROUPER, SNAPPER,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Mike Connealy, a long-time customer, fished southern Estero Bay’s backwaters with me Friday morning, 11/10/17, using live shrimp for...

11/09/2017 - NICE TROUT; KEEPER MUTTON

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Gary Wilson, Larry Jones, and Kevin Scully fished 19 miles west of New Pass with me on Monday morning, 10/16/17, in calm seas. The...

10/07/2017 - FISHING PRE AND POST IRMA

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
For Craig Seacrest and family, it was a toss-up as to whether to fish offshore or in the backwaters on Thursday, 8/24. The threat...

08/19/2017 - REDS,SNOOK, SHARK,GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Ogata fished a catch-and-release trip with me in southern Estero Bay on Monday morning, 7/24. They used live shrimp...

07/20/2017 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, REDFISH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday morning, July 1, 2017, I fished 22 miles offshore with Barry Hart, his son, Derrick, and Barry’s grandson, Baylor. The guys...

07/01/2017 - JUNE WRAP-UP: GOOD FISHIN

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
We had heavy rains most of the week of 6/5/17, then rough seas for a couple of days. I was in port most of that week, but got to fish...

06/03/2017 - COBIA, SHARK, GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 5/15, I headed out to spots fifteen and seventeen miles west of New Pass with Dave and Debra Brinkmann and family. Using both...

05/11/2017 - SUMMERSHARKACTION,GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 4/24/17, winds were howling, as they had been for several days and, with small craft advisories offshore, the Stevens...

04/22/2017 - SHARK, GROUPER, SNAPPER,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 4/10, seas were a little choppy and sloppy, after a very windy weekend. But, hardy anglers John King, his sons, Chris...

04/11/2017 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
April winds bring May flowers... During the first week of April we seen strong winds all week, starting out of the south at 20-25...

04/09/2017 - BULL RED; NICE GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Five-year-old Ben Dwyer had a great time fishing with his dad, Sean, and his grandpa, Mike, in the backwaters of southern Estero Bay...

03/26/2017 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Cold to HOT... We started the second week of March with the remits of a significant cold front that pushed though the region, leaving...

03/25/2017 - OFFSHORE OR INSHORE-GREAT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
The winds that had been blowing hard for the past several days continued into Monday and Tuesday, 3/6 and 3/7, with gusts still at...

03/19/2017 - WINDY DAY REDFISH!

JONATHAN NOTTINGHAM
Pine Island
She worked hard all day and got rewarded with this beautiful over slot red!...very tough day, spent most of it trying to hide from...

03/05/2017 - REDS INSHORE; GROUPER-OUT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Long-time customer Kari Vilamaa, along with three of his friends, George, Don, and Dick, fished 22 miles west of New Pass with me...

03/05/2017 - RAINY DAY SLAM

ERIC MYERS
Banana River
Had a great day out on the water today despite the looming forecast of rain thought the morning. While we did get a little wet, the...

02/16/2017 - TWO WEEKS OF GREAT FISHIN

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Seas were choppy Saturday morning, 1/28, when brothers, Nick, Andy, and Ken Eckle, fished with me 17 miles west of New Pass, using...

01/27/2017 - LANES,GROUPER,DRUM& SHEEP

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
A strong cold front came through our area the weekend of 1/7, bringing blustery winds, cold temps, and high seas. Dave Carr and his...

01/07/2017 - LANES,GROUPER,DRUM & MORE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 12/19, seas were calm, and I fished in spots between 17 and 28 miles west of New Pass with Josh and Mikelle Schmitt and their...

12/16/2016 - DRUM INSHORE; GROUPER OUT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Friday morning, 12/2, predictions were for two-to-four foot seas offshore. Bob Eckle and friend, Ken weren’t fazed by that, since...

12/08/2016 - WINTER FISHING IS HOT

SEAN GODDARD
Tampa Bay
Inshore Fishing Winter fishing in the bay is starting off with a bang.  We are catching multiple species of fish all over Tampa...

12/01/2016 - BLACK DRUM INVASION!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I had quite the active morning of fishing the south end of Estero Bay on Wednesday morning, 11/2, with Dave Mercer, friend Rod Knudson,...

11/08/2016 - MACK ATTACK

TED NESTI
St. Petersburg
Fall is in the air and the Gulf Coast of Pinellas County has been invaded with spanish mackerel, king mackerel and sharks. As we headed...

10/30/2016 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa
Reel Till U Feel, Tampa Bay Fishing Report This October has been one of the windiest I can remember. With the first cold front and...

10/30/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Nor'easter... Well the past two weeks we have seen a persistent 15 knot north-east wind for the past two weeks which has made fishing...

10/29/2016 - OCTOBER-MOSTLY BACK-BAY

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Hannah Merter, her parents, John and Tammy, and her boyfriend, Lance, fished near-shore with me on Thursday morning, 9/29. We dodged...

10/08/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Between a rock and a hard place... Well the past two weeks have been trying to say the least, between the red tide and Hurricane...

09/23/2016 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, REDS,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
The tropical system, Hermine, which wreaked havoc upon many areas to our north, spared us its worst, but brought high winds and torrential...

09/11/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Hemine the Hurricane... Well the last part of August and the 1st couple days of September were a washout as Hurricane Hemine brought...

09/08/2016 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Charters, Tampa Bay Fishing Report The Mangrove Snapper bite still remains hot post Hermine. The storm brought...

08/28/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Schools back in session... This is the time of year when the little ones head back to school and typical we start to slow down,...

08/22/2016 - LANESGROUPERSHARKGOLIATHS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Wednesday, 7/27, I fished offshore in spots from 20 to 27 miles west of New Pass with Mark Aldridge, kids, Alfie and George, their...

08/14/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Seeing Red(fish)... Well, the past two weeks we have seen a low pressure system that sat on top of Anna Maria Island and Florida...

07/31/2016 - FISHING HAS BEEN HOT

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters July 18th-30th Report Fishing has been as Hot as the weather... This time of the year inshore...

07/30/2016 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa
Reel Till U Feel Charters, Tampa Bay Fishing Report The Mangrove Snapper has been the hottest bite on the bay and one of the best...

07/25/2016 - LOTS OF GROUPER & SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 7/11, Mike Kownacki fished the first of two trips he had with me this week. Mike was mostly interested in grouper, so we used...

07/16/2016 - FISHING IN THE FL KEYS

JASON GABRIEL
Florida Keys
Boneafide Fishing & Nature Charters are located in Big Pine Key, Florida, just 30 miles from Key West, and 100 miles from Miami. Captain...

07/16/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters July 4th-16th Report Summer heat is in full effect... Summer is here to stay for the next...

07/11/2016 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa
Reel Till U Feel Charters, Tampa Bay Fishing Report HOT, the muggy hot air has turned fishing times to early morning and sun set...

07/02/2016 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, RED

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday morning, 6/14, I fished a catch-and-release, inshore trip in Estero Bay with Mark Basrap and Shannon Featherman. The guys...

06/12/2016 - SHARK,GROUPER, BIG LANES

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Wednesday, 5/25, I headed 18 miles offshore with Dr. Paul Martz and Christian LeClerc. Seas were choppy heading out, but comfortable...

06/04/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
On Fire... That's how fishing has been the past couple weeks...on fire. First of all, I'm sorry I haven't posted a report in a...

05/22/2016 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Charters, Tampa Bay Fishing Report May flats fishing is really heating up. Bait on the other hand is on the harder...

05/21/2016 - SOME BIG GAME THIS WEEK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I was off the water for a few days, with busy season winding down, and fishing trips not scheduled every day of the week, as they...

05/06/2016 - GROUPER & SNAPPER &SHARK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After a couple days off, I was back on the water Tuesday, 4/26, when I headed 28 miles offshore in calm seas with frequent fishers...

04/30/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Great week to be fishing... We started out the week on the back side of the Full Moon which left us with great tides at the beginning...

04/24/2016 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, SHARK,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/11, I headed offshore with Tom Breyer, his son Scott, grandson Reid, and Reid’s friend, Logan. Winds were hefty, and NOAA’s...

04/10/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Windy Week... Well just like I said my last report, it was probably going to be a challenging week and it was. Three cold/ cool...

04/09/2016 - LOTS OF ACTION!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday morning, 3/26/16, I fished 23 miles west of New Pass in calm seas with Bob Bockhorst, his son-in-law, Don Leesman, and Don’s...

04/02/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND REPORT

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Spring Time is the Best Time... The spring fishing season is in full effect. The bait schools, including pilchards and threadfins,...

03/25/2016 - LOTS OF VARIETY!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday morning, 3/12, I fished 22 miles west of New Pass with Mike Wickman and his friend, Paul. The guys used baitfish to land...

03/12/2016 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, SHEEPS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday morning, 2/27, was chilly at 48 degrees, with a pretty hefty wind blowing and low tide conditions in the backwaters, where...

02/28/2016 - SNAPPER, TROUT ABUNDANT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/15, was a windy day, and seas offshore were about three feet and sloppy when I headed out to 22 miles west of New Pass with...

02/21/2016 - LOTS OF ACTION IN BAY PIN

TED NESTI
St. Petersburg
Lots of action for the kids tons of ladyfish have invaded the Bay Pines area,using 1/8 jig with a motor oil colored soft plastic hooking...

02/14/2016 - BIG SNAPPER, SHEEPS, REDS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 2/2/16, I headed 20 miles offshore in calm seas with Ron Musick, Eddie Alfonso, and Dick Arnett. The guys used live shrimp...

02/02/2016 - INDIAN RIVER 1-22-16

ERIC MYERS
Indian River Lagoon
A couple days before my trip with Jay and Dan, the weather forecast was looking grim. The forecast was calling for a 90% chance of...

02/01/2016 - 22-INCH MUTTON SNAPPER!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday and Tuesday, 1/18 and 1/19/16, began just as the preceding week had begun, that is, with a cold front that brought high winds...

01/30/2016 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Well before we start talking about the new year lets start out with December... In December every year I commercial fish for mullet...

01/25/2016 - THIS COLD FRONT WAS HOT!

STEVE BEARE
Indian River Lagoon
As with any front, the bite seems to heat up. And this recent cold front kept with the program. With trips scheduled throughout...

01/18/2016 - LOVE THE GROUPER BITE!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday, 1/2/16, my first day of the new year on the water, was spent in the backwaters with Ann McManus, her brother, Phil Arnes,...

01/01/2016 - RED GROUPER OPEN TODAY!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Friday morning, 12/18/15, just ahead of a cold front that was about to bring rain to the area, I headed into the backwaters of Estero...

12/28/2015 - FISHING REPORT DEC 23

TED NESTI
St. Petersburg
The full moon, low tides and record high temperatures made for some challenging fishing. Bait was plentiful though, so we loaded up...

12/18/2015 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Charters, Tampa Bay Fishing Report. 12/18/15 The last few weeks fishing has been wonderful. A few windy days though....

12/17/2015 - WINDY REDS

JOHN ZIEMSKI
Fort Myers
Greetings.. Fished near Sanibel the other day in the wind hiding from the weather against some mangroves. Lots of trout and a few...

12/17/2015 - GREAT GROUPER & SNAPPER!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After a rainy Monday that caused us to cancel their trip that day, Erwin and Millie Metusiak, who have fished with me yearly for many...

12/12/2015 - MERRY CHRISTMAS MANGROVES

TED NESTI
St. Petersburg
MERRY CHRISTMAS MANGROVES! You know it's wintertime in Florida when the fickle winds begin to blow. Leave the house and there's barely...

12/01/2015 - REEL TILL U FEEL TAMPA BA

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Tampa Bay Fishing Report. 12/1/15 November will go down in history as one of the warmest on record. December marks...

12/01/2015 - REEL TILL U FEEL TAMPA BA

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Tampa Bay Fishing Report. 12/1/15 November will go down in history as one of the warmest on record. December marks...

11/28/2015 - TRICKY WINDS & SEAS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Sara Liegel had arranged an offshore fishing trip for herself, her husband Ryan, her parents, Wyon and Mary-Jo Wiegratz, and her brother,...

11/14/2015 - RED GROUPER KNOW ITS SAFE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After several weeks off the water, with a week-long family reunion to attend, and some rainy weather once back home, I finally got...

11/05/2015 - REDFISH RUN PENSACOLA FL

SCOTT GERDINE
Gulf Coast
The Running of the Bulls in Pensacola Bay is starting. One of my favorite times of the year. Every Nov. and Dec. the Big Bull Redfish...

10/28/2015 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
North East Wind... This week we saw a persistent NE wind all week. During the beginning of the week we saw gust up to 30 knots...

10/18/2015 - REDS, SNOOK, COBIA, SHARK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Season is gearing up for a busy fishing calendar around here, that is, if weather will cooperate. Thursday morning, 9/24/15, I...

10/13/2015 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Steady Fishing... Bait has still been pretty much everywhere from the grass flat, to the piers around the northern side of Anna...

10/09/2015 - REEL TILL U FEEL FISHING

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Fishing Report For Tampa Bay 2015 has been one of the best years for Mangrove Snappers in a long time. Catching...

10/06/2015 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters Sept 28-Oct 4 2015 Trip Report Windy end to the Week... This week we have saw some really...

10/03/2015 - BIG SNOOK ON A WINDY DAY

ERIC ANDERSON
Fort Myers
The brisk winds that were forecast for today actually materialized, and were out of the North/Northwest at 15 to 25 mph and higher...

10/02/2015 - FORT MYERS TARPON ARE HOT

ERIC ANDERSON
Fort Myers
The inshore Tarpon bite continues to be outstanding, due in large part to all the rain that we had the first part of the week. Don’t...

09/26/2015 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters Sept 21-26 2015 Trip Report Super moon brings super fishing... This week we saw the approach...

09/21/2015 - REDS BAY-RED GROUPER,GULF

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Labor Day, 9/7/15, I had a morning backwater trip scheduled with Dave Schwanke, his daughter Kaline, and Kaline’’s boyfriend, Tommy....

09/21/2015 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters Sept 14 - 20 2015 Report Steady as she goes... This week has been just that, steady. We are...

09/14/2015 - ANNA MARIA FISHING REPORT

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
I'm back from the little break I took in August... Lets start off with bait... its everywhere. The trick is finding good quality...

08/14/2015 - RED & BLACK DRUM, GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 8/3/15, I headed twenty-two miles offshore with Ron Sticha and his son, Noah. They had planned to go last Thursday,...

08/02/2015 - JULY 20-31 FISHING REPORT

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters July 20-31 Fishing Report Rain, rain go away come back another day... We are into the third...

07/31/2015 - RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Been trying to fish around the rain lately… Monday morning, 7/20, I headed offshore, 22 miles west of New Pass, with Patrick and...

07/29/2015 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Charters fishing report for Tampa Bay. For almost 3 weeks now the rain has made getting out on the water tuff. The...

07/19/2015 - JULY 13 - 19 FISHING

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters July 13th - 19th Report Wet and Windy Week ... This week has been extremely challenging...

07/18/2015 - SUPER-SNOOK BITES 2 HOOKS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Joe George and his two sons, Eric and Brad, fished 23 miles west of New Pass with me on Monday morning, 7/6. The catch-of-the-morning...

07/05/2015 - JUNE 29- JULY 4 REPORT

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters June 29- July 4 Report Well, the fishing has been pretty hit or miss during the dog days of...

07/04/2015 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report 7/4/15 Reel Till U Feel Charters fishing report for Tampa Bay. The hottest bite on Tampa Bay lately has...

07/04/2015 - VARIETY OFFSHORE-REDS IN

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Evan Hamilton, Arly Smart, and Arly’s son, Justice, fished 22 miles west of New Pass with me in calm seas on Monday morning, 6/22/15....

06/28/2015 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND REPORT

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
This week has been down then up. I started off the week with a couple trips that were tough fishing to say the least, I'll talk about...

06/22/2015 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, SHARK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Ryan Hall, Matt Hoffman, Greg Wetzel, and Tom Brackmann headed 25 miles offshore with me on Monday, 6/8, hoping to catch some grouper....

06/22/2015 - JUNE 15TH-21ST REPORT

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters June 15-21 Fishing Report This week has been HOT with the winds being almost non-existent, the...

06/13/2015 - FISHING JUNE 8-13 2015

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters June 8th - 13th 2015 Fishing Report This week we have transitioned to a little deeper water...

06/06/2015 - LOTS OF ACTION OUT & IN

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 5/18, Mike and Casey Calvert fished a catch-and-release trip with me in Estero Bay’s Mound Key area, using live shrimp...

06/06/2015 - JUNE 1ST -6TH

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters June 1st - 6th 2015 Fishing Report June 06, 2015 Well the 1st of June started out soggy. I, along...

06/04/2015 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Charters fishing report for Tampa Bay. Mangrove Snapper bite is really heating up. Some of the largest Mango’s in...

05/31/2015 - MAY-JUNE

KYLE TAYLOR
Anna Maria Island
May has been very productive, especially the Tarpon bite. We have jumped over 100 fish this past month and look for June to be just...

05/14/2015 - GROUPER BITE ON!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Stormy weather began setting in on Monday, 4/27, with lots of moisture over the gulf. By the time Tuesday rolled around, there were...

04/26/2015 - BOTTOMFISHINGGOOD VARIETY

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/13/15, seas were predicted to be two feet or less, but NOAA definitely underestimated those. I fished with long-time customers...

04/23/2015 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

JARED SIMONETTI
Tampa Bay
Aprils Fishing has been fantastic both in the Clearwater beach area, and as well as inside of Tampa Bay. Snook fishing has been...

04/18/2015 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Charters fishing report for Tampa Bay The Snook bite is about as Hot as it could be. A lot of 23 to 26 inch Snook...

04/13/2015 - CRAZY HOT SNAPPER BITE!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 3/30, after a windy weekend, seas had calmed down to two-to-three feet, and I headed twenty miles offshore with Paul...

04/08/2015 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Charters fishing report for Tampa Bay. April is one of my favorite months to fish Tampa Bay. The bait is just about...

03/28/2015 - KINGFISH ARE HERE!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 3/16/15, I headed offshore nineteen miles west of new Pass with frequent angler, Mike Connealy and his friend, Roger. The...

03/16/2015 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, DRUM,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 3/2/15, I headed offshore in calm seas—what a treat that was, after a couple of battling or surrendering to windy, rough conditions....

03/10/2015 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

JARED SIMONETTI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Clearwater Fishing charter Report- Beginning of March Spring Fishing has begun! Bait is finally starting...

03/02/2015 - FISHING GOOD WHEN CALM

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/16/15, I fished the backwaters of lower Hickory Bay with Patrick Gartland, his dad, Tom Gartland, and friend, Chris Ladtke....

02/23/2015 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

JARED SIMONETTI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report – 2-21-15 Fishing over the past week in Tampa Bay has been tough with the coldest cold fronts of the...

02/16/2015 - CHALLENGING CONDITIONS!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/2/15, brought a cold front, right on the heels of a previous front. It was raining by early in the day, and winds and seas...

02/12/2015 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report 2/12/15 Reel Till U Feel Charters fishing report for Tampa Bay. Fishing Tampa Bay has been pretty good...

02/10/2015 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

JARED SIMONETTI
Tampa
February fishing has had it's ups and down's with the few cold fronts that have hit our area lately, but the Trout and Redfish haven't...

02/02/2015 - SHARK,GROUPER, ROUGH SEAS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 1/19/15, predictions for 15-knot winds and seas of two to three feet were just wrong! The wind blew 20 to 25 knots and seas...

01/29/2015 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

JARED SIMONETTI
Tampa
End of January Tampa Bay Fishing Report – 2015 The last week of January started out with cold fronts moving in and temperatures...

01/25/2015 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report 1/25/15 Reel Till U Feel Charters fishing report for Tampa Bay. The most consistent bite the last ten...

01/20/2015 - REPORT FOR JANUARY 19TH

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
Sheepshead are on the menu and anglers looking for some delicious table fare can catch their limit. Fishing mangrove islands, oyster...

01/20/2015 - TAMPA FISHING MID JANUARY

JARED SIMONETTI
Tampa
Tampa Fishing Report – Mid January 2015 January started off with good snook fishing, but the snook bite has slow way down, and...

01/19/2015 - KINGS,GROUPER, SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
As a windy weather front approached the area on Monday, 1/5/15, small craft advisories were issued, and my anglers, Allen Jacobs,...

01/07/2015 - JAN. REPORT TAMPA BAY

JARED SIMONETTI
Tampa Bay
January Fishing Report – Tampa Bay The first week of 2015 has begun, and the inshore fishing has been outstanding! Snook fishing...

01/07/2015 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Charters fishing report for Tampa Bay. Happy New Year. Winter fishing can be very challenging at times. Fishing...

01/05/2015 - EXCELLENT ACTION!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 12/22/14, there was a weather front approaching our area, and winds, though calm in the early morning, were predicted to pick...

12/25/2014 - TAMPA FISHING REPORT

JARED SIMONETTI
Tampa
Tampa fishing report- Late December Happy Holidays! The inshore fishing over the past week has been steady with plenty of trout...

12/20/2014 - BIG SHEEP RETURN; GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Long-time customers, Erwin and Millie Metusiak fished the backwaters with me on Monday morning, 12/8/14. Using live shrimp, the couple...

12/15/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report 12/15/14 Reel Till U Feel Charters fishing report for Tampa Bay The fishing this last week has provided...

12/08/2014 - FIGHTING FISH & WEATHER!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 11/24/14, was windy, as had been the case for several days, and I fished inshore in Estero Bay’s flats with Jim...

12/07/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

JARED SIMONETTI
Tampa
December has started out with excellent weather unlike the previous month of November, which was almost a complete blow out with front...

12/01/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa
Reel Till U Feel Charters fishing report for Tampa Bay. With the Rain, Wind, Cold Fronts & Small Craft Advisories has made getting...

11/30/2014 - RED FISH AND SNOOK FUN

ERIC SIMMERMAN
Pine Island Sound
November has been a very eventful month of fishing here in south west Florida! We have had a blast during the seasonal patterns of...

11/24/2014 - GROUPER,SHEEPSHEAD & DRUM

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
First, Happy Thanksgiving to all! Now, let’s go fishing! Tuesday, 11/11/14, I fished 19 miles west of New Pass with brothers, Mike...

11/18/2014 - MID-NOVEMBER REPORT

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
Well the cooler weather is starting to set in and with it changes in fishing techniques. Cooler water temps slow the fish down and...

11/12/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Charters fishing report for Tampa Bay. Fishing this last week during the day with the Full Moon tides and cold front...

11/10/2014 - GROUPER,HOGFISH & SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 10/28, I fished with repeat customers, Clement and Evelyn Wong, joined by their son, Aaron. After a windy weekend, seas were...

10/30/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report 10/30/14 Reel Till U Feel Charters Fishing Report for Tampa Bay. With lower water temperatures the bite...

10/26/2014 - LANES,YELLOWTAILS&GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Paul Szemplenski, his young daughter, Evie, and his father-in-law, Ed fished inshore with me on Friday, 10/17/14. The group had originally...

10/21/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Charters Fishing Report for Tampa Bay With the passing cold front this last week brought some cooler temperatures...

10/21/2014 - 60 LB. COBIA

BRETT SWENSON
Fort Myers
This trophy cobia circled the boat at least 7 times and always dove down to the wreck each time it came around, a miracle we didn't...

10/21/2014 - HUGE GOLIATH GROUPER

BRETT SWENSON
Bonita Beach
Come on out and Catch these monsters. We put out two rods with 400 lb. test line and as long as you have a strong enough back your...

10/20/2014 - GROUPER AND SNAPPER

KELLEN ANKRUM
Madeira Beach
Water temps still cooling and the fish are hungry. Mangrove snapper fishing wrecks and big structure in 110 to 160 feet of water is...

10/13/2014 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, HOGFISH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
My first trip of this season with long-time customer and seasonal resident, Ron Musick, was on Thursday, October 2nd, our last chance...

10/10/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Charters Fishing Report for Tampa Bay With the cold front that moved through the area last weekend and the Full...

10/07/2014 - GROUPER AND KING FISH

KELLEN ANKRUM
Madeira Beach
Time for some fall King fishing and Grouper digging! Our area is producing King fish on the beaches and as far west as...

10/06/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

JARED SIMONETTI
Tampa
Inshore fishing inside of Tampa bay has been very consistent for the beginning of September October. Redfish and Mangrove Snapper...

09/30/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa
Reel Till U Feel Charters Fishing Report for Tampa Bay. With all the Thunderstorms this last week made fishing a bit tuff with all...

09/22/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Charters Fishing Report for Tampa Bay. Big schools of Redfish have made there way into the bay. Some of the schools...

09/22/2014 - REDFISH, SHEEPS, SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Joe Hahn is expecting delivery of his new bay boat soon, and he took a morning to fish Estero Bay’s backwaters with me on Monday,...

09/16/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Charters Fishing Report for Tampa Bay. The Mangrove Snapper bite remains on fire around the bridges, eating the...

09/08/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Charters Fishing Report for Tampa Bay (Gandy Area) The Redfish and Snook bite is getting better around the Gandy...

09/01/2014 - WORKING BOTTOM & WRECKS!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
It’s been a while since I wrote a report because the trips have been a bit redundant. I didn’t want to bore everyone with the same...

08/27/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report 8/27/14 Reel Till U Feel Charters Fishing Report for Tampa Bay (Gandy Area) The Redfish have shown up...

08/25/2014 - LANES,YELLOWTAILS&GROUPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Bob Donalson and Steve Volz fished with me Monday morning, 8/11, offshore. The last time Bob fished with me was last April when he...

08/18/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report 8/18/14 Reel Till U Feel Charters Fishing Report for Tampa Bay (Gandy Area) We had a good bite this week...

08/11/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report 8/11/14 Reel Till U Feel Charters Fishing Report for Tampa Bay (Gandy Area) Mangrove Snapper is still the...

08/11/2014 - GREAT FISHING INSIDE& OUT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday morning, 7/29, winds were stronger than they had been in about a week, and they were straight out of the west. I advised brothers...

08/04/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report 8/4/14 Reel Till U Feel Charters Fishing Report for Tampa Bay. The Mangrove Snapper bite has continues...

07/29/2014 - TAMPA, FL FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa, FL Fishing Report July 29, 2014 Reel Till U Feel Charters Fishing Report for Tampa Bay. This last week the rain has changed...

07/28/2014 - GOOD SNAPPER FISHING!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday morning, 7/15, thunder was rumbling by about 6AM, but the weather forecasters reported that there were only a few scattered...

07/23/2014 - TAMPA, FL FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Reel Till U Feel Charters Fishing Report for Tampa Bay. Tampa has had right at 12 ½ inches of rain so far for the month of July, With...

07/14/2014 - TAMPA, FL FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa, FL Fishing Report July 14, 2014 Reel Till U Feel Charters Fishing Report for Tampa Bay. With the approach of the Super Moon...

07/14/2014 - 1ST GAG OF SEASON!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 6/30/14, Matt Siebert and friends Matthew, Jim and Steve, had planned to fish a full-day with me offshore. The dead calm seas...

07/06/2014 - TAMPA, FL FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa
Tampa, FL Fishing Report July 6, 2014 What is Hotter than the outside temperatures? The Mangrove Snapper Bite, aka Mangos, Mangroves,...

06/30/2014 - FLY FISHING FOR TARPON

PAUL HOBBY
Sanibel
Tarpon fishing remains "hot" here off Sanibel Island. Typically, the tarpon fishing can be showing signs of slowing down by the end...

06/30/2014 - BIG SHARKS & GOLIATHS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 6/16, I fished in spots 28 ½ to 35 ½ miles west of New Pass with Paul McConnell and his son, Andrew. They had fished with...

06/29/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report June 29, 2014 Starting the mornings this last week with air temperatures in the 80’s and water temps running...

06/18/2014 - TAMPA, FL FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa, FL Fishing Report June 18, 2014 Whitebait - Scaled Sardines aka Pilchards, Dines, Greenbacks are hard to find on the flats...

06/16/2014 - GROUPER, SNAPPER & SHARKS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 5/27, I headed offshore to fish 25 miles west of New Pass with Conrad and Ellie Cherry, their son, Kevin, and Kevin’s young...

06/06/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report for June 6, 2014 Mangrove Snappers, Black Drum, Flounder and a few Pompano have been landed while using...

06/02/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report 5/2/14 Summer is 3 weeks away but it sure has felt like summer has been here for a month now. This last...

05/29/2014 - 2 ARE BETTER THAN 1

JIM BARLETT
Miami
The Harbor Club came down to fish with us for 2 days, once again, but this time with a day off in between. It was the usual group…...

05/26/2014 - GREAT GROUPER ACTION!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I spent about a week off the water, as I only had a couple of fishing trips scheduled and they were both offshore trips that were...

05/19/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report 5/19714 The Wind, Rain, Full Moon and a Front moving through the Tampa Bay area this week caused the...

05/19/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report 5/19714 The Wind, Rain, Full Moon and a Front moving through the Tampa Bay area this week caused the...

05/19/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report 5/19714 The Wind, Rain, Full Moon and a Front moving through the Tampa Bay area this week caused the...

05/14/2014 - YES INDEED!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
We had our good friends from Indiana come down to hit some of this spring time fishing. Chris Kelly, her husband Drew, Mason, and...

05/12/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report 4/12/14 White Bait is slowly moving into the upper bay. The grass flats are loaded with the new Pinfish...

05/12/2014 - SWFL-BIG GAME & FOOD FISH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/28, I fished a full day offshore with Bob Donelson, Kent McCarthy, Chuck Babcock, and Skip Hamilton. The guys wanted to...

04/28/2014 - GROUPER & SHARK BATTLES

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 4/14, I fished a catch-and-release trip about 12 miles west of New Pass with Carol Harris, her daughter and son-in-law,...

04/24/2014 - WRECKAGE WITH A BONUS!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
Jose wanted to take his kids fishing so he gave us a call. He arrived at the dock with Jason, Nicole, and Matthew in tow. We loaded...

04/15/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

MARK MAGNI
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Fishing Report - Gandy Area 4/15/14 What a difference a few days can make on the water. In the last few days bait has...

04/15/2014 - 50-LBKING,8-FT HAMMERHEAD

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 3/31, it was a hard call on whether to fish offshore or inshore for the Frantz family--Mike and Sue, daughter Kim,...

04/14/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

JARED SIMONETTI
Tampa Bay
Spring is here and the fishing has been great. Bait is finally showing up on the flats and the fish are ready! Snook and red fish...

04/11/2014 - SPRING KING RUN IS ON!

SCOTT GOTTSCHO
Tarpon Springs
the spring kingfish run is on right now book your trips for this fun fast paced near shore fishing trips now!!!

04/07/2014 - CUDA SLOB!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
Rjon and Steve were in town and decided to fish a “short” day with us. They arrived at the scheduled time and we untied The BEAST....

03/31/2014 - BIG GAGS GULF; DRUM BAY

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Winds were still gusting to 25 knots Tuesday morning, 3/18, after a gusty day Monday and heavy rain overnight. The only good news...

03/25/2014 - TAMPA BAY FISHING REPORT

JARED SIMONETTI
Tampa Bay
Fishing is finally heating up just like the weather. The redfish bite has been on fire lately with lots of big top and over-slot reds...

03/25/2014 - SAIL'ING INTO SPRING!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
Fishing has picked up a good bit since my last report. We are fast approaching our spring season. Morrie and his son-in-law...

03/17/2014 - TAMPA BAY INSHORE REPORT

BRADY NELSON
Tampa Bay
Inshore fishing is heating up on the grass flats. The redfish have went on the chew biting alot better than they were in the previous...

03/17/2014 - THE KINGS HAVE RETURNED!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 3/4/14, was a beautiful, calm day offshore. I spent it fishing with frequent customers, Ron Musick and Eddie Alfonso, and...

03/05/2014 - REDFISH, SNOOK, MACKEREL

JARED SIMONETTI
Tampa Bay
Spring is here and the bite is hot! Redfish have really turned on in the last week, and the snook are starting to show as well. There...

03/04/2014 - SOMETIMES THE BUG!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
The past several weeks have been beautiful days for a boat ride but hard for the captain and crew. We have seen days with slow tides...

03/03/2014 - BIG SHEEPIES RULE!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/17/14, I headed offshore from New Pass about 17 miles, with Jim Swanger and Ron Kaplan. Seas weren’t quite as calm as predicted...

02/28/2014 - 2/25/14 TAMPA BAY FISHING

BRADY NELSON
Anna Maria Island
2/25//2014 Tampa Bay Fishing Report Inshore bite : The bait is starting to come into the bay and with that brings the snook out...

02/27/2014 - FISHING WITH TARPOONS.COM

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Sanibel Island Fishing with Tarpoons.com Plenty of sharks this week! Call me 2398225698

02/21/2014 - THINKING IT OUT!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
Adam, Dan, and Alden came down to escape the frozen tundra and soak up some warm S. Florida sun. They were doing a 3/4 day and possibly...

02/17/2014 - BULL RED, 8-FT. SHARK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 2/4/14, I headed out 35 miles from New Pass to fish with frequent customers, Ron Musick, Eddie Alfonso, and Dick Arnett....

02/11/2014 - ESTERO BAY REPORT

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
This past week the fishing was pretty tough, but if anglers were patient they were rewarded with some good fish. The sheepshead are...

02/09/2014 - 2/9/2014 FISH'N REPORT

BRADY NELSON
Anna Maria Island
2/9/2014 Fish'n Report Were into the beginning of February now wich is our transition month usually where our inshore species...

02/04/2014 - FORT MYERS BITE HEATS UP

ERIC ANDERSON
Fort Myers
After several days of rainy weather in the Fort Myers and Naples area, it was nice to get out on Estero Bay with some decent weather....

02/03/2014 - THIS WEEK IN ESTERO BAY

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
This past week the chilling temps made fishing difficult in the backbay but not impossible. Anglers must remember that when it gets...

02/03/2014 - GROUPER&HOGS,SHEEPS& DRUM

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 1/20/14, was the first day in about two weeks that was suitable for offshore fishing. Successive, relentless weather fronts...

02/02/2014 - PLAYING WITH DOLLIES!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
Jon came to town for another mental health day and he only has one thing in mind; an easy going day on the boat! We loaded him aboard...

01/29/2014 - SANIBEL FISHING TARPOONS

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Sanibel Island Fishing with Tarpoons has been cold but were still catching some nice Redfish and Seatrout. Warmer weather is in this...

01/28/2014 - COBIA!!! LOTS OF THEM

DAVID BEEDE
Tampa Bay
The clients wanted to do a near shore trip and I advised against it and promised they would not be upset about my decision. I was...

01/24/2014 - MAKING THE BEST OF WINTER

BRADY NELSON
Tampa Bay
Winter and especially the month of Jan. can be one of our most challenging months of fishing here on the West coast of Florida. Our...

01/23/2014 - THANKS TO AUTUMN

JIM BARLETT
Miami
I got an email from Autumn who was in Miami for some business meetings/vacation. She was going to be in meetings all day while here...

01/20/2014 - RUSSIAN FISHING!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
We received a call from Yuri who was coming into town from Russia by way of Maryland. Yeah, that’s what I said! It turns out that...

01/20/2014 - INSHORE THE ONLY PLACE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
The week of January 5th, 2014, was pretty much a loss for fishing. We had near-freezing temps for a couple of days, thanks to a strong...

01/14/2014 - SWEEEET!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
A buddy of mine, “Hoss” who is serving in the Army, sent one of his troops our way. Tony, called to book a full day with us, He...

01/07/2014 - FUN FISHING!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
We had a couple of ¾ day trips during the holiday rush. The first day we did a morning to afternoon run with Ted, Michele, Gage,...

01/06/2014 - POMPANO, SHEEPSHEAD, DRUM

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday morning, 12/21/13, the winds, which had been pretty much steady all week, were still blowing hard, and seas were predicted...

01/02/2014 - CATCHING NOT FISHING!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
Brandon, Larry, Byron and Prada came to join us. The day they picked was a little on the rough side but we’ve had quite a few of...

12/25/2013 - ROUGH & TOUGH!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
We had several trips but I’ve been a bit too busy with the Holidays, to sit down and write reports, but I figured I better make time...

12/21/2013 - WEEKLY REPORT DECEMBER 15

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
This past week the fishing really picked up in the backbay. The redfish bite was really good with incoming water around the grass...

12/20/2013 - 30-INCH GAG BEST CATCH!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 12/9, I fished inshore in Estero Bay with long-time customers, Erwin and Millie Metusiak. The couple boxed six nice sheepshead...

12/09/2013 - NOW GAG SEASON CLOSED....

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 11/26/13, I fished on a very windy morning in Estero Bay with Al Tooley and his two sons, Jeff and Aiden. The tide was up,...

12/08/2013 - SNOOK, REDFISH, TROUT

DAVID BEEDE
Tampa Bay
WOW!! A fat old pig decided to hit the first bait in the water in a very shallow spot of the bay and quite possibly the most inexperienced...

12/05/2013 - DECEMBER 1ST REPORT

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
As the water temps start to cool the fishing patterns will start to change. Slow and low is the way to go when fishing the backbays....

12/04/2013 - SAILFISH ARE ON FIRE

JOHN HOUPT G PINERO
Islamorada
Salifishing on Upper Keys Sportfishing off Islamorada has been on fire the last two weeks. A group from Wisconsin today wrapped their...

11/25/2013 - SAILFISHSAILFISHSAILFISH

JOHN HOUPT G PINERO
Florida Keys
Sailfishing has been off the wall the last week. We have been out and have caught sailfish everyday. We have caught at least 3 sailfish...

11/25/2013 - GROUPER, SNAPPER, HOGS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 11/12/13, I fished offshore with long-time customers Kari Vilamaa, George Dyer, and Paul Kikendall. We were one day ahead...

11/23/2013 - LAGOON / NIRL / SIRL

PAT MURPHY
Mosquito Lagoon
In the NIRL the cooler weather has been causing the slot sized redfish to group up in smaller groups of 5-10 fish. While sight casting...

11/22/2013 - CHANGING UP!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
We’ve had some very windy weather with a few days of calm thrown in for a tease. During this past weather spell we had 7 trips booked...

11/11/2013 - GROUPER, HOGS,SHARK, REDS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Bob and Jo-Ellen Exby fished 18 miles offshore with me on Tuesday, 10/22, just ahead of a cool-front due in the next day. The day...

11/05/2013 - SANIBEL ISLAND FISHING

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
We're moving into to the fall pattern here at Sanibel island. Cold fronts already have cooled the water temperatures. That's great...

11/03/2013 - SAILFISH ARE HERE

JOHN HOUPT G PINERO
Florida Keys
The weather the last couple of days was fairly good yet fishing was hit and ,miss until the last few days where we have had good sailfish...

10/27/2013 - SAILFISH SHOWING UP

JOHN HOUPT G PINERO
Florida Keys
The second cold front although is the first strong cold front came through this weekend and will be here for the majority of the week...

10/23/2013 - ON & OFF FISHING!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
The Harbor Club from NYC came to visit us again to do some fishing. Charlie (Chief), Yalkin, Frankie, and Richard booked us for 2...

10/21/2013 - TUNA MAHI AND REEF FISHIN

JOHN HOUPT G PINERO
Islamorada
Reporting as of 10-21-2013. Tuna and mahi offshore is good to excellent and have to find them on our waypoints as birds, debris...

10/21/2013 - BONITA BEACH: 22-INCH HOG

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Friday morning, 10/11, I fished 22 miles offshore with Roberto Russi, his father-in-law, John, and friend, Bill. We used a grunt to...

10/17/2013 - TAMPA OCTOBER REPORT

JASON DOZIER
Tampa Bay
This Week I had multiple trips and boy I must say it is super nice when everything comes togther. I actually injured my arm the weekend...

10/15/2013 - FANTASTIC TUNA AND MAHI

JOHN HOUPT G PINERO
Islamorada
With the coming of October the waters are cooling and the fish migration is on in the offshore waters off Islamorada. This time of...

10/09/2013 - OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT

JOHN HOUPT G PINERO
Florida Keys
The last few days fishing from the keys has been slow at best. Went out covering over 70 miles round trip one day and over 80 the...

10/08/2013 - INSHORE &NEAR-SHORE-REDS!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Redfish have been the best bet around here lately, with trips scarce overall, and with favorable bay tides trumping some sloppy conditions...

09/25/2013 - GROUPER, SNOOK, REDFISH

THOMAS REUTTER
Sarasota
Great fishing in and offshore. Catching Snook and Redfish inshore on white bait which is plentiful right now. Chumming corners and...

09/23/2013 - EARLY HOT FALL FISHING

ALAN SHERMAN
Miami
Early Hot Fall Fishing in South Florida! South Florida is in a transition period as we move out of our summer pattern and into...

09/16/2013 - SEPTEMBER GREAT FISHING

DEAN LANDMAN
Anna Maria Island
September Fishing is Fantastic! The fishing is September has been great as there is bait everywhere. Although the live bait is...

09/06/2013 - LOW TIDES SCHOOLS OF REDS

MARK YIMIN
Fort Myers
This past week was VERY good for Redfish and Snook. They can be found at the higher stages of the tides up near the bushes. Don't...

09/05/2013 - FORT MYERS HAS IT ALL

MARK YIMIN
Fort Myers
This is the time of year when everything comes alive and is ready to eat! I have spent the last few days fishing the juvenile tarpon...

08/22/2013 - REDFISH ARE CHEWING!

SCOTT THEIS
Estero Bay
The reds are starting to school up and were having double digit days. Artificials and live pinfish are working good.

08/22/2013 - NASTY NIGHT!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
Tuesday night we had a Cubera trip reserved for Marty and our friend CL from North Carolina. Unfortunately they had to cancel. We...

08/16/2013 - BREAKDOWN COMEBACK!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
On our last outing in May I had a bit of a problem. As I slowly powered on the throttles to come home, something came loose in the...

07/26/2013 - GAG GROUPER REPORT!

SCOTT THEIS
Fort Myers
The gag grouper is one of my favorite species to target. The reason why is how great it taste and how hard they fight. These...

07/07/2013 - INDEPENDENCE DAY

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Land a monster and swim for Scallops all in the same day. Independence Day came and went with a "BANG!" along the Nature Coast...

06/26/2013 - BIG BASS

MIKE JONES
Lake Okeechobee
we hade a great day on lake Okeechobee we caught 30 bass all on top water on frogs by j&s fish camp

06/25/2013 - SNOOK ARE CHEWING!

SCOTT THEIS
Estero Bay
Estero Bay is producing some great fishing. The key is to fish the higher stages of the tides and make sure the water is moving....

06/24/2013 - 6-23-13

JASON DOZIER
Tampa
This Friday was the first day of summer, I got out extra early due to the fact I was uncertain on how scattered bait would be. But...

06/06/2013 - RED SNAPPER & RED GROUPER

JOHN O'HANLON
Clearwater
The bite is on June 2, 2013. We went to 130 foot of beautiful Deep Blue water. It was a 53 mile jaunt on a day with a light chop....

06/04/2013 - GIANT BULL REDFISH

DREW CAVANAUGH
Mosquito Lagoon
The Fishing Orlando Florida past several weeks including, all of March, all of April and now the first few days here in May have proved...

06/03/2013 - SOUTH INDIAN RIVER REPORT

CHARLIE CONNER
Ft. Pierce
Inshore: Looks like the weather is clearing and the sun is shining on the Treasure Coast this week. We have a lot of rainy days...

06/03/2013 - TARPON,REDFISH,BLACK DRUM

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
As we enter the month of June, I for one hate to see the month of May fade away. With median temperatures hovering in the low 80’s...

05/30/2013 - SOUTH INDIAN RIVER REPORT

CHARLIE CONNER
Ft. Pierce
June Fishing Forecast Summer has arrived and you can bet on hot afternoons and lots of great fishing action around the Treasure...

05/23/2013 - SOUTH INDIAN RIVER REPORT

CHARLIE CONNER
Ft. Pierce
Inshore: We enjoyed some great fishing action this week in spite of lots of rainy weather throughout the Treasure Coast. Dodging...

05/19/2013 - FISH ON!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
One of our best clients, Jon Clement came down again for a “mental health” day. It’s his term for a day on the water, by himself,...

05/14/2013 - TROUT ARE ON FIRE!

JOHN O'HANLON
Tarpon Springs
Sunday we had two half day trips. The morning trip produce many trout in the slot with 1 slightly over 22 ninches. Norman De Vries...

05/10/2013 - SOUTH INDIAN RIVER REPORT

CHARLIE CONNER
Ft. Pierce
Inshore: We have enjoyed some fantastic weather along the Treasure Coast this week. After dodging rain storms for last week, it...

05/04/2013 - COBIA RUN OFF FT MYERS!

SCOTT THEIS
Estero Bay
Fishing the wrecks off Ft. Myers Beach has been producing good numbers of cobia. Look for the wrecks that's holding the bait and...

05/03/2013 - SOUTH INDIAN RIVER REPORT

CHARLIE CONNER
Ft. Pierce
Inshore: May begins with lots of rainy days and some super fishing on the Treasure Coast. Mornings have been nice most days, but...

05/03/2013 - CRYSTAL RIVER CATCHING

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
We have reached that time of year along the Nature Coast when all things great in the world of fishing collide on the grandest stage...

05/02/2013 - FLATS ARE HOT

JOHN O'HANLON
Tarpon Springs
We have been having daily catches of Trout, Redfish, Snook and a few Mackerel. The winds have held us in port several day but when...

04/26/2013 - BACHELORETTE PARTY?

JIM BARLETT
Miami
This winter/spring transition has been a bit out of the ordinary. We’ve had weird weather and fish patterns. Fishing for our preferred...

04/26/2013 - INSHORE SNOOK AND REDS

RANDY SCHONEMAN
New Port Richey
Great trip today with Jim Hedrick and his family. We started the morning with a 27" snook and ended with Reds of 28",25" and 24"....

04/21/2013 - TIPLETAILS ARE HERE!

SCOTT THEIS
Estero Bay
The tripletail fishing is heating up. Run the traps that's been soaking the longest. Using a 1/0 mutu-lite hook with a split shot...

04/14/2013 - SNOOK ON FIRE!

RANDY SCHONEMAN
New Port Richey
My recent charters have been nailing the snook. Todays charter landed 2-39" 1-37" and lost another along the side of the boat. We...

04/13/2013 - SPRING IS HERE!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
The weather has been a bit on the iffy side even though spring is upon us. The fishing has been pretty good and we’ve been pretty...

04/11/2013 - TARPON, TARPON, TARPON!

RICHARD STANCZYK
Islamorada
Tarpon are showing up here in islamroada, Florida Keys in big numbers. We've had bites all week,with the best day being 8 for 13!...

04/11/2013 - SOUTH INDIAN RIVER REPORT

CHARLIE CONNER
Ft. Pierce
South Indian River Fishing Report 4/11 Inshore: We had a fantastic week on the water with great weather and hungry fish around...

04/09/2013 - REDFISH BITE IS ON!

SCOTT THEIS
Estero Bay
The inshore fishing has turned on with the water temps warming up and with the tides being higher. The redfish bite is getting better....

04/09/2013 - DAY TO DAY DIFFERENCE!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
We met Dax at 7 AM and he brought along his mate, Olli. They came all the way from the UK to try some of our S. Florida fishing....

04/03/2013 - CRYSTAL RIVER FISHING

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Like most people around the country we Floridians have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Spring. It’s not that we don’t enjoy...

03/31/2013 - GREAT SNOOK ACTION

RANDY SCHONEMAN
New Port Richey
My charter today was with Gary and his 9 yearold son Gavin. We went out last year and Gavin landed a slam and finished the day off...

03/26/2013 - PICTURE = 1000 WORDS

JIM BARLETT
Miami
It’s been a while since my last report because Devon and I have been very busy. I’ve been trying to find time to sit down at this...

03/26/2013 - SOUTH INDIAN RIVER REPORT

CHARLIE CONNER
Ft. Pierce
Treasure Coast Fishing Forecast - April 2013 As March blows out of the area, you can still plan on some windy days ahead in April....

03/19/2013 - TROUT REDS AND FLOUNDER

HAL TARPLEY
Port St. Joe
The Trout Reds and Flounder have shown up this year. Flounder are plentiful, Reds are spooky but here and the Trout have just started...

03/19/2013 - REDFISH,SNOOK AND TROUT

GEORGE HASTICK
St. Petersburg
The flats trio of snook, trout and redfish have all been active with my clients getting their inshore slams!!! Here is Shawn and...

03/09/2013 - NEARSHORE CHARTER TRIP

RANDY SCHONEMAN
Gulf of Mexico
Had a fun day with Duane and his Daughter Dez fishing nearshore today. They saw some dol[phins, a big logger head turtle and caught...

03/04/2013 - SOUTH INDIAN RIVER REPORT

CHARLIE CONNER
Ft. Pierce
South Indian River Fishing Forecast - March Inshore: March has arrived on the Treasure Coast and, traditionally, we can expect...

02/26/2013 - TROUT WITH DAD

RANDY SCHONEMAN
Tarpon Springs
Foggy start to the day yesterday taking my dad out for some fun. We managed some nice Trout in the 20+" range along with some big...

02/24/2013 - CRYSTAL RIVER FISHING

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Once again the fishing action along the Nature Coast continues to amaze me. Historically, February can be a banner month for a variety...

01/30/2013 - SOUTH INDIAN RIVER REPORT

CHARLIE CONNER
Ft. Pierce
South Indian River Fishing Report 1/30 Inshore: The Treasure Coast continues to enjoy mild winter weather with a few cool nights...

01/30/2013 - FLORIDA FISHING ADVENTURE

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Winter. What Winter? 70 and 80 degree temperatures have been the staple over the last few weeks and as unbelievable as the great...

01/24/2013 - SOUTH INDIAN RIVER REPORT

CHARLIE CONNER
Ft. Pierce
Inshore: Mild weather conditions continue along the Treasure Coast again this week. Winds will keep blowing most days, but we...

01/17/2013 - ST. GEORGE ISLAND FLA.

CODY MOODY
Apalachicola
Well the weather has been great for fishing and the fishing has been even better. We have been catching all kinds of fish all over...

01/15/2013 - TAMPA BAY WINTER CATCHING

RACHEL CATO
Tampa Bay
The past few days have been producing reds, snook, black drum, sheepshead and flounder. The black drum have been up to 26 inches caught...

01/07/2013 - BOCA GRANDE FISHING CHART

DANNY LATHAM
Boca Grande
Happy New Year everyone! I hope that all of you had a great 2012 and an even better 2013. The weather here in Southwest Florida...

01/07/2013 - BOCA GRANDE TARPON FISHIN

DANNY LATHAM
Charlotte Harbor
2013 is here and it’s never to early to start planning your Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing Charter. The following is a list of...

01/07/2013 - ISLAMORADA BACKCOUNTRY!

RICHARD STANCZYK
Florida Keys
Had Sue Cocking down from the Miami Herald today on 1/4/13 for a little fishing story for the outdoors section of the Herald. There...

01/01/2013 - FLORIDA FISHING ADVENTURE

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!! 2012 was a very good year for Florida Fishing Adventures and the many anglers that fished with us this...

12/09/2012 - FLORIDA FISHING ADVENTURE

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Here in Florida we Floridians have been spoiled with the gift of great weather and incredible fishing over the holiday season. With...

12/05/2012 - NEED A BIGGER BUCKET?

JIM BARLETT
Miami
We had 2 really nice trips last weekon the approaching full moon. These trips were loaded with fast, smoking hot action! Steve,...

11/25/2012 - NATURE COAST FISHING

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
When an individual thinks of vacationing in Florida over the winter I am sure like many the first images that pop into the minds of...

11/24/2012 - 2 DAYS IN MIAMI

JIM BARLETT
Miami
We recently had two day-trips with our friend Brad and son Chris. We really look forward to doing trips in the winter because that...

11/09/2012 - COLD FRONTS = HOT FISHING

GEORGE HASTICK
St. Petersburg
Fishing between cold fronts can produce a variety of species. On a recent corporate event that I was hired for, the species available...

10/30/2012 - THIS WEEK IN ESTERO BAY

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
Even though the wind made for difficult travels on the water, the fish didn’t seem to mind. There are still plenty of hungry redfish...

10/26/2012 - NATURE COAST FISHING

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Fall has finally arrived here along the Nature Coast and although we may not have the change in colors that most of our Northern friends...

10/22/2012 - ISLAMORADA OCTOBER FISHIN

RICHARD STANCZYK
Islamorada
We've had a lot of wind the last couple days and it's expected to continue through the weekend from 10/12/12. Yesterday it was a...

10/22/2012 - VARIETY IN MIAMI!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
We had a couple of back-to-back trips this past week that turned out pretty darn good. The weather blew like crazy last weekend so...

10/17/2012 - ESTERO BAY IS ON FIRE!!

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
The bite in the backbay’s and nearshore areas continues to be really good. The redfish action has been some of the best of the year...

10/12/2012 - 3 HOURS OR LESS!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
I received a phone call from Josh Bailer whose friends were in town. They had but one afternoon available to fish before they had...

10/07/2012 - CRYSTAL RIVE ON FIRE!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Have you ever found yourself daydreaming about being on a desolate crystal clear flat where for miles you have the entire flat to...

10/04/2012 - REDFISH TIGHT LINES

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Hi Dan & Tammy, here is my updated infor for the web site, thanks much Capt. Terry October Report/Forecast Inshore: Redfish,...

10/01/2012 - PAYING IT FORWARD!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
A very good customer of mine, Jon from Atlanta, booked an all day trip with us to acclimate his kids to offshore fishing. Jon has...

09/26/2012 - CUBERA 2012 FINALE

JIM BARLETT
Miami
I have no idea what happened this month. Traditionally we have a great Cubera bite in September but everyone seemed to want to fish...

09/23/2012 - FALL FISHING IS HERE!!!

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota
The waters have been cooling, and there are plenty of Spanish mackerel starting to move in off the beaches. Fishing in the fall is...

09/07/2012 - BIG SWORDFISH ISLAMORADA

RICHARD STANCZYK
Islamorada
Well everything seemed to settle down after the minimal tropical storm we encountered last week. The weather has been been very good,...

09/04/2012 - FAMILY FUN!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
I got a call from my Brother-in-law, Michael, who wanted to set up a day to go fishing with his daughters and their friend. He wanted...

09/03/2012 - BONEFISH IN CRYSTAL RIVER

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
What a difference a moth makes!! A month ago the sweltering heat and humidity made early mornings a must. The early starts to our...

08/24/2012 - CONDITIONAL CUBERAS

JIM BARLETT
Miami
We did 2 more follow up trips to “Nastyville”. El Nasty had made a chump out of us on the last trip and we were into these trips...

08/17/2012 - TRIPS TO "NASTYVILLE"!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
Devon and I were excited to begin our Cubera charters. We were fired up and ready to go. All reports we had heard from friends who...

08/15/2012 - WEEK OF AUG 5 ESTERO BAY

JON FETTER
Estero Bay
The Fishing on the nearshore reef has been crazy good. Shrimp on 1/8 oz jig heads has produced quality fish including mackerel, trout,...

08/13/2012 - 2 RECENT DAY TRIPS!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
The last 2 of our day trips were right before “Bug” season opened. They were pretty productive and had our guests smiling. John...

08/03/2012 - CR FISHING/SCALLOPING

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
You just have to love the Nature Coast this time of year. With beautiful sunny days, crystal clear water, great scalloping and even...

07/21/2012 - LATE SUMMER FISHIN REPORT

BO JOHNSON
Boca Grande
While most guides have changed their targeted species to fish like Grouper, Snapper, Snook, Trout & Redfish, here at Tenacity Guide...

07/08/2012 - REDFISH/SCALLOPS REPORT

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
With most of the country locked into a stifling heat wave, here along the Nature Coast we are being spoiled with Extremely Hot Fishing...

07/03/2012 - JULY FISHING FORECAST

CHRIS JOHNSON
Florida Keys
Offshore, inshore, bay … the fish are jumpin’ in Marathon. Dolphin There were tons of schoolie dolphin offshore of Marathon...

07/02/2012 - YIN / YANG WEATHER!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
Steffen and Silmara, our favorite husband/wife team from Munich Germany, booked 3 days with us. Steffen wanted to do 2-day trips...

06/29/2012 - GREAT ACTION FOR BIG FISH

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota
Prior to the storm the tarpon fishing was as good as it gets. There have been many many fish along our beaches and for the most they...

06/19/2012 - GREAT OFFSHORE FISHING

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday, 5/29, I spent the day fishing in 47 feet, using live shrimp, with Robert Pierce, Brian Clark, and Julie Meng. The trio hoped...

06/13/2012 - WEIRD WEATHER!

JIM BARLETT
Miami
I have been extremely busy the last few weeks and finding time to sit down to write my fishing reports has been next to impossible. The...

06/03/2012 - CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
With the school year finally out and the warm days of May leading us into our Summer season, there are a ton of Inshore options to...

05/16/2012 - CRYSTAL RIVER, FL FISHING

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Tarpon fever has officially hit the Nature Coast and Florida Fishing Adventures is feeling the effects of this horrible sickness....

04/15/2012 - CRYSTAL RIVER CATCHING

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
You just have to love April along the Nature Coast. Blue skies, cool mornings, mild temperatures, and some of the best fishing the...

03/18/2012 - FLORIDA FISHING ADVENTURE

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Over the last few weeks anglers fishing the Nature Coast of Florida have been extremely blessed with great weather and some unbelievable...

02/27/2012 - FLORIDA FISHING ADVENTURE

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
As you can imagine it has been quite the disappointing winter here in Florida. For the last 3 weeks we Floridians have been forced...

02/14/2012 - SANIBEL ISLAND FISHING

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Sanibel Fishing Charters Sanibel Fishing with Island Inn. We had a great day fishing with the Island Inn of Sanibel. Chris Davison...

02/12/2012 - FLORIDA FISHING ADVENTURE

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Black Drum and Sheepshead Action!! Well it’s hard to believe that we are almost to the mid point of February and the major story...

02/10/2012 - HOT FEBRUARY FISHING

RICHARD KNOX
Clearwater
ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING reports good Spotted Sea Trout fishing on a ½ day Flats fishing charter on Thursday February 9th,...

01/29/2012 - TARPOONS.COM FISHING

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Sanibel Fishing Report from Tarpoons.com Red rolling moss has taken over many of the fishing spots here around Sanibel and Captiva....

01/26/2012 - WINTER FISHING IS HERE

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
Fishing in the bay and just off the beach has been yielding plenty of Sheepshead, Flounder, Pompano, Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and...

01/18/2012 - ISLAMORADA SNOOK FISHING!

RICHARD STANCZYK
Florida Keys
Capt. Rick Stanczyk fished with John down from DC area today on 1/17/12 for a little birthday getaway january islamorada fishing trip....

01/18/2012 - FLORIDA FISHING ADVENTURE

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Welcome to the Nature Coast home of phenomenal fishing and wonderful January weather. That’s right! January is spoiling us during...

01/13/2012 - JANUARY BETWEEN THE FRONT

RICHARD KNOX
Clearwater
ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING went on a saltwater flats fishing charter on Thursday January 12th with the Thomas brothers, Clyde...

01/04/2012 - SARASOTA FISHING REPORT

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 01/04/2012 – Capt. Terry Frankford Anglers aboard the Reelin and Chillin enjoyed action from several species despite...

01/03/2012 - FLORIDA FISHING ADVENTURE

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Happy New Year!! As much as I hate to see the Awesome fishing of 2011 go, I honestly can’t wait for the future fishing adventures...

01/01/2012 - CHRISTMAS TO NEW YEARS

RICHARD KNOX
Tarpon Springs
ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING,@ 727-376-8809, reported water temperatures falling 10* F from 70-72* F, to 60-61* F , on...

12/17/2011 - GREAT WINTER FLATS FISHIN

RICHARD KNOX
New Port Richey
ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING went on a fishing trip on Friday December 16th in the late morning from 11am. To near 4pm. ½ day fishing...

12/09/2011 - BEFORE THE FRONT

RICHARD KNOX
Tarpon Springs
ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING, and clients Jerry Kembling and friends John and Cody on a inshore flats fishing charter using Captain...

12/08/2011 - FLORIDA FISHING ADVENTURE

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
End of the Year Excitement!!! High 70’s, light winds, post card perfect weather days. This has to be April right? NO!! Somehow,...

11/30/2011 - TROUT FOR 4 ANGLERS 1/2

RICHARD KNOX
Tarpon Springs
On Saturday Nov. 26th just before our latest cold front a group of 4 anglers lead by Capt. Rich Knox of ABSOLUTE FLORIDA FLATS FISHING,...

11/29/2011 - FAST ACTION

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota
The action in Sarasota Bay and along the beaches has been fast and furious. The fall migrations of little tunnies and spanish macs...

11/18/2011 - SARASOTA FISHING REPORT

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 11/18/2011 – Capt. Terry Frankford This time of year you never know what kind of fishing trip you may have. The...

11/13/2011 - $ REDS, TROUT, POMPANO $

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
FOR ALL YOU FLY FISHING NUTS CHECKOUT MY NEW FLY FISHING SITE: WWW.FLYFISHINGCRYSTALRIVER.COM The season has come and to all those...

11/04/2011 - MACKS, 400# GOLIATH, KEYS

RICHARD STANCZYK
Florida Keys
Capt. Rick Stanczyk fished two half days today on 11/3/11. This morning had Keith Krunk down with a group also fishing Capt. Jack...

10/20/2011 - FALL MIGRATION 10/20/11

RICHARD KNOX
New Port Richey
Capt. Rich Knox of Absolute Flats fishing reports the charter boat fleet was held at dock by the hands of a powerful...

10/19/2011 - CRYSTAL RIVER FISHING!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Well despite this most recent blast of rainy cooler weather the month of October is shaping up to be one of the more comfortable and...

10/13/2011 - FISHING REPORT 10/13 2011

RICHARD KNOX
New Port Richey
The Florida inshore slam consists of catching Snook, Redfish, and trout in the same day! With the cooler water temp's fishing action...

10/05/2011 - KING MACKERAL ARE HERE!!!

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota
The water temperature has cooled down of the last front they came through and push some King mackerel on to our beaches. There are...

10/02/2011 - SARASOTA FISHING REPORT

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 10/02/2011 – Capt. Terry Frankford Fishing has been a little tough, however if you look long enough and hang in...

10/01/2011 - 455 LB DAYTIME SWORDFISH!

RICHARD STANCZYK
Florida Keys
We had John and Pam aboard the BNM out of Bud n' Mary's Marina in Islamorada, Florida for a Florida Keys Fishing Trip on 9-24-11....

10/01/2011 - FALL FISHING REPORT 10/1

RICHARD KNOX
Tarpon Springs
Hello fellow sportsmen, I was cautious to file this fishing report but I am finally convinced that autumn is here and our Fishing,...

10/01/2011 - BONITA ACTION ON FIRE!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Well ladies and gentlemen the time has finally arrived for one of the most exciting bites the Nature Coast of Florida host’s year...

09/25/2011 - THE MACKEREL ARE HERE!!!!

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota
Fishing off of our local beaches has gotten fast and furious the mackerel run has started from the north and is in full swing. There...

09/12/2011 - GOOD FISHING REDFISH/MORE

RICHARD KNOX
Tarpon Springs
Capt. Rich Knox reports very-good redfishing with water temp's dropping to mid 80's and lower in some place's, the spoil islands at...

09/08/2011 - SUMMER SLAM

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
At this point in time it has become increasingly evident that we are on the door step of fall but it sure feels like fall is already...

09/05/2011 - REDFISH ARE SCHOOLING

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota
The redfish are starting to school up for the fall spawn. We've caught many oversized fish at the first of this month. Don't miss...

09/04/2011 - GROUPER SEASON IS COMING

JOE MEADOWS
Gulf of Mexico
Gag Grouper will reopen on Sept 16th and will be open thru Nov 15th. Recreational fishing for Gag has been closed all year, so there...

08/19/2011 - FALL FISHING IS COMING

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
Summer fishing has been long and hot. We caught plenty of spotted Seatrout, Blue Fish, Flounder, Redfish, and many more species. Offshore...

08/10/2011 - CRYSTAL RIVER FL

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
As you can imagine the dog days of summer are here upon us. However, the good new is that all the kids are back in school and with...

08/03/2011 - 7/28/11 FL KEYS FISHING!

RICHARD STANCZYK
Florida Keys
Capt. Rick Stanczyk fished a full day in the backcountry today on 7/28/11 and had a wonderful time. The wind was howling almost 20...

07/17/2011 - REDFISH,FLOUNDER,SCALLOPS

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
As we slide into the half way point of 2011 its hard not to look back and reminisce on the year that has already been stellar to say...

06/25/2011 - SARASOTA FISHING REPORT

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 6/25/2011 – Capt. Terry Frankford Early morning starts beat the heat for summer fishing… The Reelin & Chillin...

06/18/2011 - REDS, BLUES, AND POONS!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
With June on the way out and July right on our door step, I can’t help but hope that our July will be half as exciting as our June...

06/02/2011 - THE TROUT BITE IS ON!!!!!

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
The trout bite this spring was the best I've seen in 28 years of fishing here and it's continuing on into summer. Their hitting greenbacks,...

06/02/2011 - SARASOTA FISHING REPORT

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 6/2/2011 – Capt. Terry Frankford Grab the hat and sunscreen – let’s go fishing... Aboard the Reelin & Chillin...

05/28/2011 - BIG 450 LB SWORDFISH

RICHARD STANCZYK
Florida Keys
For my brother, Capt. Nick Stanczyk aboard the "BnM" out of Bud n' Mary's Marina in Islamorada, Florida, it started out just like...

05/17/2011 - FISHING IS GOOD

KEVIN JAMES
Crystal River
The fishing is good. Crystal River is on fire the redfish bit is not bad but the trout bite is big. Cobia are head north and the odds...

05/15/2011 - MONSTERS OF MAY!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
What a great time of year to live in Florida!! With great weather, beautiful sunny days and unbelievable fishing it’s no wonder why...

04/24/2011 - CRYSTAL RIVER FISHING!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
WOW!!! What a month April has been and all signs are pointing to an unbelievable May and June. With the abundance of warm weather,...

04/23/2011 - EVERYTHING'S BITING!!!

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota
The fishing couldn't be better. My clients have been catching cobia, kingfish, spanish macs, trout, reds and snook. The near shore...

04/13/2011 - SARASOTA FL FISHIN REPORT

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 4/13/2011 – Capt. Terry Frankford It's time to get out there and Go Fishin... Water temps are in the mid to high...

03/24/2011 - TAILING REDFISH TIME!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Out with the Black Drum in with the Red Drum! March and April are prime time up and down the Nature Coast for a variety of species...

03/15/2011 - FLORIDA KEYS TARPON MARCH

RICHARD STANCZYK
Everglades National Park
Capt. Rick Stanczyk fished Jim & Gwen Johnson last week and had a great day fishing in Islamorada! They fished with Rick last winter...

03/09/2011 - SARASOTA FL FISHING GREAT

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 3/9/2011 – Capt. Terry Frankford WOW! The water has warmed up and the fish are starting to turn on. Finally some...

02/24/2011 - GREAT FISHING IN SARASOTA

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 2/24/2011 – Capt. Terry Frankford Fishing is improving slowly but surely with the water warming up. In just the...

02/19/2011 - 2/18 + 2/19 FLORIDA KEYS

RICHARD STANCZYK
Florida Keys
The Proctor family fished with Capt. Nick & Capt. Rick Stanczyk this weekend, 2/18/11 and 2/19/11, for some offshore and backcountry...

02/13/2011 - CRYSTAL RIVER FISHING!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
What a difference a month can make. A month ago we were lucky to be talking about 60 degree weather here along the Nature Coast but...

02/10/2011 - SARASOTA BAY REPORT

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 2/10/2011 – Capt. Terry Frankford Weather conditions have made for some challenges on trips with the Reelin & Chillin,...

02/06/2011 - SPRING WILL BE HERE SOON!

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
The waters are warming up after a deep-freeze and the fish are hungry. We are catching Redfish, Mangrove snapper, Flounder, Trout...

01/22/2011 - 1-21 ISLAMORADA BAYSIDE!

RICHARD STANCZYK
Florida Keys
Well the fishing in the Florida keys, especially Islamorada area backcountry, has been absolutely fantastic! Capt. Richard Stanczyk...

01/17/2011 - GREAT INSHORE ACTION!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
You just have to love Florida weather in January!!! Of all the states in the Continental US, Florida appears to be the only state...

01/13/2011 - WINTER FISHING

JOE MEADOWS
Gulf of Mexico
Amberjack fishing is red hot. Gag Grouper is currently closed but Red Grouper is still open until the end of Jan. and they are biting...

01/02/2011 - KEYS NEW YEARS REPORT

RICHARD STANCZYK
Everglades National Park
Galen Edie & his family(Galen,Nick, Chris & Sean) Bud & Mary's Florida Keys Fishing regulars for 20 years, rung in the new year fishing...

12/18/2010 - COLD WATER = SHEEPSHEAD

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 12/18/2010 – Capt. Terry Frankford Cold weather conditions may run off a few species, however, redfish, sheepshead...

12/15/2010 - CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
With much of the country locked in a battle with Mother Nature right now I figured that a little fishing report would warm everyone...

12/12/2010 - FLORIDA KEYS SWORDFISH

RICHARD STANCZYK
Upper Keys
We left yesterday morning, 12-11-10, at 6 a.m. for another Islamorada Swordfish Trip. After running for a couple hours towards the...

11/29/2010 - FLOUNDER OFF SARASOTA BAY

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 11/29/2010 – Capt. Terry Frankford Catch of the Day has been flounder aboard the Reelin & Chillin. Also, redfish,...

11/20/2010 - RED HOT FISHING CHARTERS

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Oh what a little shot of cooler weather can do for your MOJO. The days of high humidity and sweltering heat seem to be behind us...

11/04/2010 - GREAT FISHING ON DAY TRIP

JOE MEADOWS
Gulf of Mexico
Grouper fishing is really turning on. Its the right time of the year for full day trips. Our last trip, we limited on Grouper, limited...

10/23/2010 - NEW BOAT = BIGGER FISH

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
If you’ve had the opportunity to fish with me during the last 6 months or if you’ve kept up with the photo gallery you probably have...

10/09/2010 - REDFISH ON IS SARASOTA FL

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 10/09/2010 – Capt. Terry Frankford Angler's aboard the Reelin & Chillin have caught snook, redfish, trout, spanish...

09/22/2010 - THE FUN OF FALL FISHING

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Cooling temps, changing weather patterns and an abundance of bait fish are what most anglers are homing in on these days on the local...

09/21/2010 - FALL BITE HAS BEGUN

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota
This past week has been a great week for all kinds of fish. From the flats to offshore it seems most species know fall is on the...

09/06/2010 - RED SNAPPER WILL REOPEN

JOE MEADOWS
Gulf of Mexico
Red Snapper will be reopening Oct 1st. It will be open until Nov 21st. It will be open Fri, Sat and Sun during that time period. ...

08/19/2010 - RED HOT FISHING CHARTERS

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
With the dog days of summer almost behind us, and fall fishing patterns starting to take root along many of the inshore fishing areas...

08/13/2010 - GROUPER FISHING

JOE MEADOWS
Gulf of Mexico
There is still no oil on the West Coast of Florida, and now that the well is capped, no chance of getting any. The Grouper fishing...

08/09/2010 - BIG REDS IN SARASOTA BAY

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 08/09/2010 – Capt. Terry Frankford Angler's aboard the Reelin & Chillin have caught some nice over-sized red fish...

08/06/2010 - BAY FISHING IS HOT

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota
Fishing is hot in the bay----weather and the bite has been hot. I had a great day last week where we caught a ton of redfish all...

07/13/2010 - TAILS AND TEETH!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
The warm days of July have already provided many anglers with early surprises this month. Huge schools of feeding Redfish, an abundance...

07/04/2010 - DEEP SEA FISHING

JOE MEADOWS
Gulf of Mexico
So far, THERE IS NO OIL on the West Coast of Florida. Last Month was a fantastic fishing month. We did mostly overnight trips (100...

06/16/2010 - RED HOT FISHING CHARTERS

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Wow!! What an unbelievable last couple of weeks in the world of fishing off of Crystal River and Homosassa. World Records have been...

06/12/2010 - BIG TROUT IN SARASOTA BAY

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 06/12/2010 – Capt. Terry Frankford Angler's aboard the Reelin & Chillin have caught mostly trout as far as table...

06/04/2010 - THE TROUT BITE IS ON!!

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
The bay fishing has been on fire there are so many large trout. They have been laying up in the deeper grass flats and we have been...

06/03/2010 - TARPON ACTION IS HOT

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota
The tarpon bite this past week has been great. We have landed many tarpon mainly using crabs. Offshore action has been on fire with...

06/01/2010 - HOT TARPON FISHING!

ROB MODYS
Fort Myers
Tarpon are in the nearshore Gulf waters and will eat if you get out there early enough. The best bet is live threadfins free lined...

05/20/2010 - BIG FISH ARE EVERYWHERE!

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
May has been a very busy month. We have been fishing almost everyday just off siesta key and Lido key. There have been plenty of King...

05/20/2010 - HOT HOT ACTION!!!

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota
It is happening now! Fish of every description are biting. My clients have caught over 30 big kingfish this week and many big mackeral....

05/17/2010 - CRYSTAL RIVER FISHING

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
What are a few of the reasons that make saltwater fishing so exciting and enjoyable? Is it that fact that the scenery is second to...

05/11/2010 - GROUPER FISHING

JOE MEADOWS
Gulf of Mexico
Grouper fishing has been fanstastic this year. We have limited out on every day trip since Grouper season opened April 1st. Kings...

05/06/2010 - GREAT NEAR SHORE ACTION

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 05/06/2010 – Capt. Terry Frankford Fishing has picked up with the warm water temperatures, I have seen surface temps...

05/05/2010 - REDFISH, TARPON REPORT

ROB MODYS
Fort Myers
A good week of fishing was had despite the return of higher winds. Most trips were taken in the back country of Estero Bay with a...

04/28/2010 - SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
The month of May will soon be upon us with lots of Trout and Redfish in the bay. The King mackerel, Spanish mackerel, Cobia, Shark...

04/21/2010 - TOP NOTCH FISHING

ROB MODYS
Fort Myers
Fishing in both Estero Bay and on the Gulf of Mexico has been top notch this past week and should continue with warming water temperatures...

04/14/2010 - FISHING IS ON FIRE

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota
The fishing right now cant get much better, however the wind is awful. At least it is coming out of the east. The kingfish are here...

04/12/2010 - GROUPER FISHING

JOE MEADOWS
Gulf of Mexico
Grouper season has finally opened and fishing on full day trips has been fantastic!Every full day trip we have limited out with Grouper....

04/09/2010 - FISHING HEATING UP!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Yeah! April is finally here!!!! This is the time of year that all Nature Coast anglers look forward to the most. Warmer weather,...

04/07/2010 - NEAR SHORE GULF RED HOT!

ROB MODYS
Fort Myers
It is really amazing what warming water temperatures can do to turn the fishing on. Nice size white bait has returned to the beaches...

04/04/2010 - GROUPER SEASON STARTS NOW

SHAWN CRAWFORD
Tampa Bay
Well finally we are having the kind of weather we should be having by April and the fish can prove it. The fishing was a bit off...

04/04/2010 - TIME TO GET GROUPER...

SHAWN CRAWFORD
Sarasota Bay
Well finally we are having the kind of weather we should be having by April and the fish can prove it. The fishing was a bit off at...

04/04/2010 - WELCOME GROUPER SEASON...

SHAWN CRAWFORD
Bradenton
Well finally we are having the kind of weather we should be having by April and the fish can prove it. The fishing was a bit off...

03/28/2010 - IT'S TIME TO FISH

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Capt. Terry Frankford Wow! What a tough winter, are we in Vancouver? We always have a few cold days here in Florida, however never...

03/28/2010 - MACKEREL ARE COMING

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota
We have started to catch a few Spanish mackerel, just off the beaches and as the water gets warmer and cleaner just after the full...

03/24/2010 - REDFISH REPORT FT. MYERS

ROB MODYS
Estero Bay
The bite is on in the back country of Estero Bay. The water temperatures have steadily risen over the past week and that has really...

03/15/2010 - SPRING FISHING

JOE MEADOWS
Gulf of Mexico
Grouper fishing is very good right now. There are a lot of big Gags out there and the season will be opening in two weeks. Snapper...

03/12/2010 - EXCELLENT TROUT FISHING

ROB MODYS
Estero Bay
Things are starting to warm up here in sunny SW Florida and the Spring fishing is off and running. The back bays have been covered...

03/11/2010 - SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!!

SHAWN CRAWFORD
Tampa Bay
Hey Guy's, Well I said I would send out another report after I had fished this week so here it is. Even though the weather has...

03/11/2010 - SPRING FISHING IS HERE

SHAWN CRAWFORD
Sarasota Bay
Hey guy's Well here we are, the second week of March and we still have water temps. of the high 50's to low 60's. This is what...

03/08/2010 - FINALLY WARMER WEATHER

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota Bay
The weather is finally getting a little warmer however the days are starting off cold which keeps the water temps from getting on...

03/03/2010 - *BIG BAD DRUM!*

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
* Remember Speckled Trout Season Opens in March along the Nature Coast * I will start this fishing report by saying GOODBYE!! and...

02/27/2010 - COLD BUT STILL GOOD FISHI

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota Bay
My trips as of late have started a bit late in order for the water to warm up some. The bay water temp has mostly been around the...

02/22/2010 - SHEEPSHEAD MADNESS

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 02/22/2010 – Capt. Terry Frankford Angler's aboard the Reelin & Chillin have caught mostly sheepshead with a couple...

02/21/2010 - THE WEATHER IS BETTER

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
The weather has turned for the better, and the fishing is starting to heat up the Sheepshead spawn has started and the Redfish are...

02/12/2010 - COLD FISH IN FEBRUARY

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
February has been cold and the fronts have been moving through every 3 to 4 days. I have been fishing the Leeside of the islands depending...

02/12/2010 - CRYSTAL RIVER FISHING++

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
When thinking of February most people seem to think it is either to cold, windy or the fish just don’t bite in February. Well let...

02/04/2010 - SHEEPSHEAD & BLACK DRUM

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 02/04/2010 – Capt. Terry Frankford Angler's aboard the Reelin & Chillin really worked for their catch with the cold...

01/30/2010 - AFTER THE COLD BLAST

BECKY CAMPBELL
Everglades City
Okay here were go.....It has been one heck of a ride with the cold weather we had here in South Florida. We actually beat records...

01/21/2010 - OFFSHORE GROUPER FISHING

JOE MEADOWS
Gulf of Mexico
Just came back from a 33 hr Offshore Grouper fishing trip. Gag Grouper are stacked up in 115 ft of water. We limited out with 20...

01/20/2010 - BLACK DRUM ON SHRIMP

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 01/20/2010 – Capt. Terry Frankford It was a really cold couple of weeks here in the Sarasota Florida area. With...

01/16/2010 - IT'S A NEW YEAR!

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
The waters are warming up after a deep-freeze and the fish are hungry. We are catching Redfish, Mangrove snapper, Flounder, Trout...

01/10/2010 - COLD DAYS=RED HOT FISHING

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Well folks like most of you I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Spring. As if you have not heard yet our area of Crystal River...

01/07/2010 - JANUARY OFFSHORE!

JOE MILLER
Sarasota
OFFSHORE IN JANUARY FOR GROUPER - GET EM THIS MONTH - FEB AND MARCH ARE CLOSED FOR GROUPER - LET'S FACE IT - THE ECONOMY STINKS AND...

01/07/2010 - GROUPER IN JANUARY

JOE MILLER
Venice
OFFSHORE GROUPER IN JANUARY - GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN - GROUPER CLOSED IN FEB AND MARCH - THEIR BREEDING MONTHS - SO TAKE ADVANTAGE...

01/01/2010 - GREAT LIGHT TACKLE ACTION

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 01/01/2010 – Capt. Terry Frankford The name of my charter service Reelin & Chillin was to mean fishing like crazy,...

12/19/2009 - BIG REDS IN DECEMBER

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota
Were fishing just off the beaches of Sarasota. The weather was fair and the big Reds were cruising the beach. We caught several in...

12/11/2009 - FISH EVERYWHERE

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota
The past several weeks have fish on the move. Everything seems to be biting and lets hope it continuse. We have been catching little...

12/06/2009 - OFFSHORE DAY TRIPS

JOE MEADOWS
Gulf of Mexico
Full day fishings trips are very productive. We have consistently been limiting out on large Grouper and Snapper are in abundance....

12/04/2009 - AWESOME REDFISHING!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Winter finally has settled in here along the Nature Coast of Crystal River and Homosassa. With temperatures hovering around a bone...

12/03/2009 - MIXED BAG ANYONE?

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 12/03/2009 – Capt. Terry Frankford Angler's aboard the Reelin & Chillin experienced some diverse weather conditions...

11/09/2009 - WEATHER COOL FISHING HOT

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 11/09/2009 – Capt. Terry Frankford Windy conditions made for some tough fishing, however with so many barrier islands...

11/05/2009 - FALL GROUPER FISHING

JOE MEADOWS
Gulf of Mexico
Fall Grouper Fishing is definitely here. Grouper are currently in 60 - 70 ft of water. Easy range for a day trip. The last several...

11/04/2009 - MONSTER REDS ABOUND!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Finally, the dog days of summer are behind us. Passing cold fronts and cooling winds have finally prevailed and our fish are finally...

11/01/2009 - READY FOR FALL FISHING?

SHAWN CRAWFORD
Sarasota
Hey Guy's, Well here we are in Nov. and I am still not sure we are in fall yet. It is hard to say when it is in the 90's but...

10/27/2009 - SARASOTA FISHING REPORT

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 10/27/2009 – Capt. Terry Frankford A Fish Tail aboard the Reelin & Chillin It was a windy morning when Michael...

10/23/2009 - FISHING MULLET SCHOOLS

SETH LETO
Tarpon Springs
This time of year large numbers of mullet gang up on the flats in preparation for their winter spawn. Predator fish such as redfish,...

10/12/2009 - ORLANDO - OCTOBER BASS

KEVIN PRZYBYL
Orlando
This report is short and simple, the bass fishing has been amazing so far for the month of October. Despite the unseasonably hot weather;...

10/11/2009 - CRYSTAL RIVER FISHING!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Well fall is supposedly here but don’t tell Mother Nature that. This time of year is always interesting both weather wise and fish...

09/30/2009 - SARASOTA FISHING REPORT

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 09/30/2009 – Capt. Terry Frankford Snook, redfish, seatrout, mangrove snapper - a few species caught aboard the...

09/27/2009 - ORLANDO - SEPTEMBER BASS

KEVIN PRZYBYL
Orlando
Heat and afternoon rain, that sums up the weather for the past month. Despite the 90 degree temps and water temps in the mid to upper...

09/17/2009 - AMBER JACK FISHING

JOE MEADOWS
Gulf of Mexico
Recently did a 12 hr. trip in the Gulf of Mexico. Customers wanted Amber Jack so we went to a spring where I know that the AJ always...

09/08/2009 - THE REDS ARE BACK IN ACTI

SHAWN CRAWFORD
Sarasota Bay
Hey Guy's, Well, the red fish are back and I mean really back. This past week we KILLED the reds every day I was out with catches...

09/08/2009 - CRYSTAL RIVER CATCHING!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Beautiful weather and sunny days have led to perfect fishing conditions here along the Nature Coast of Florida. This perfect weather...

09/07/2009 - THE BITE IS STILL ON

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota Bay
I guess the slow dropping of the water temperature has the fish going crazy. Yesterday the 6th of Sept. proved that. We started...

08/24/2009 - OFF SHORE SHARK FISHING

JOE MEADOWS
Gulf of Mexico
Just did a full day shark fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico. Summertime shark fishing is extremely good. We put out a chum line,...

08/20/2009 - LIGHT TACKLE/MORE FISH

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 08/20/2009 – Capt. Terry Frankford Anglers aboard the Reelin & Chillin have caught several species including mangrove...

08/19/2009 - LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG SMILES

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
There were lots of grandkids that came down to Florida this summer. The Trout, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper and many...

08/17/2009 - DON'T FORGET SNOOK SEASON

BECKY CAMPBELL
Everglades City
Don’t forget snook season opens Sept 1. Snook are on the beaches and also in our passes. We are hooking up and catching some...

08/16/2009 - MIDDLE GROUNDS FISHING

JOE MEADOWS
Gulf of Mexico
Just finshed a two day Middle Grounds trip. (08/08 - 08/09) Limited out on HUGE Red Snapper, Red Grouper and Gag Grouper. Caught...

08/12/2009 - GREAT START FOR AUGUST

DENNIS DEGUZMAN
Jacksonville
July produced more limit catches of red snappers, good number of grouper, some nice flounder and an unusal stringers of sea bass....

08/10/2009 - INSHORE & OFFSHORE SMOKIN

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
August has been a truly unique month for fishing along the Nature Coast of Florida. Calm winds, little rain and an abundance of bait...

08/09/2009 - BEST DAY OF ALL

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota Bay
Well Aug. 7 will go down as about the best day I ever had. Not a boat around me and never moved for 4 hrs. My two clients caught...

08/08/2009 - FISHING IN THE EVERGLADES

BECKY CAMPBELL
Everglades City
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07/14/2009 - REDS EVERYWHERE

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 07/14/2009 – Capt. Terry Frankford WOW!!! What a week for redfish. Anglers aboard the Reelin & Chillin tore up the...

07/13/2009 - REDFISH IN ESTERO BAY

ROB MODYS
Fort Myers
The redfishing in Estero Bay has picked up big time over the past week. Lots of small pinfish have moved in on the grassflats and...

07/08/2009 - CRYSTAL RIVER

KEVIN JAMES
Homosassa
7-8-09 Report (Crystal River Fishing Report) Inshore / Flats / Near-shore My redfish bit is hot 2 hours before and after the high...

07/08/2009 - SCALLOP SEASON IS HERE!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Scallop season has finally rolled around and for most Nature Coast anglers this can only mean one thing. “Dinner will be Good Tonight!!”...

07/02/2009 - MANGROVES & REDFISH

TERRY FRANKFORD
South Florida
Fishing Report 07/02/2009 – Capt. Terry Frankford Redfish, trout, mangrove snapper, and a few pompano have tightened lines aboard...

06/24/2009 - JUNE CATCHES

DENNIS DEGUZMAN
Jacksonville
All trips so far this month have produced limit catches of red snapper with only a few having to be measured. Good numbers of grouper,...

06/20/2009 - TROUT TROUT TROUT

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota
June has been a very busy month. Mornings have been hot and humid and the bite has been tremendous. We’ve been catching Trout on the...

06/16/2009 - TROUT ON THE FLATS

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 06/16/2009 – Capt. Terry Frankford Summer time fishing is here with trout being the most active species aboard the...

06/16/2009 - GROUPER AND TARPON BITE!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
To put it Simple, it is Hot out there right now. But the great part about the hot weather is that as the temps become hotter so does...

06/13/2009 - BIG BEACH SNOOK

SETH LETO
Tarpon Springs
This time of year snook are in large spawning schools, along the beaches and in the passes. While fishing the afternoon out going...

06/01/2009 - ORLANDO TROPHY BASS

KEVIN PRZYBYL
Orlando
May is my favorite month of the year, great bass fishing, and it’s Cystic Fibrosis awareness month. Before I get to my report, I...

06/01/2009 - NICE FISH,CRAPPY WEATHER!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
This past weekend was something to remember. Ed booked Thursday for Julio Sr. (76) and himself while they awaited the arrival of...

06/01/2009 - TARPON AND SNOOK!!!

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota
The tarpon and snook have been awesome! Last week we caught over 100 snook in 2 days. This past week we caught kingfish, spanish...

05/28/2009 - JUNE 1 COME & GET THE RED

JOE MILLER
Gulf Coast
HEY FOLKS - RED SNAPPER SEASON OPENS JUNE 1 - SHORT SEASON JUST TWO MONTHS - THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN BUGGING ME FOR THE PAST 6 MONTHS...

05/28/2009 - MAHI AND TUNA ARE HERE!

JOE MILLER
Gulf of Mexico
HEY FOLKS - OFFSHORE TRIP ON 5-29-01 - CAUGHT 3 NICE BLACKFIN TUNA - MAHI WERE SURROUNDING US AND WE BROUGHT HOME A 12-PACK - ALONG...

05/28/2009 - THESE GUYS WERE HAPPY

JOE MILLER
Sarasota
TRIP DECEMBER 2009! THESE GUYS GOT AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT! FOUND SOME BIG ONES THIS TRIP - COME ON LET'S GET CATCHING!

05/28/2009 - 5-28-09 NICE CATCH

JOE MILLER
Venice
OFFSHORE - GOT THROUGH THE CHOP ABOUT 40 MILES OUT IN THE GULF AND FOUND THESE GUYS SITTIN ON THE BOTTOM - 24 NICE SNAPPER - MANGROVE...

05/23/2009 - REDS, TROUT,SHARK-BAYSIDE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 5/18, Tim Guthman and his six-year-old son, Tyler, had hoped to go fishing offshore. But the time-line on an approaching...

05/21/2009 - SANIBEL FISHING

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Sanibel Fishing with Tarpoons.com Tarpon fishing around Sanibel the month of May is great! Every year I have a trip where clients...

05/20/2009 - FORT MYERS BEACH

ROB MODYS
Fort Myers
Man 'o man the tarpon are on the feed! We've been jumping 3 to 5 fish on each trip and the “by catch” is also a lot of fun. ...

05/20/2009 - MAY IS LOOKING GOOD

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota
May is shaping up very well with Kingfish off the beach. There are also large Spanish mackerel up to 6 pounds. Cobia are moving in...

05/19/2009 - HAVE A BANANA!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
This past Thursday, Friday and Saturday the weathermen said we were in for a big blow. I had repeat customers flying in from New...

05/18/2009 - REDFISH TROUT & SNAPPER

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 05/18/2009 – Capt. Terry Frankford Angler's aboard the Reelin & Chillin have enjoyed great light tackle action...

05/18/2009 - COBIA INVASION!!!!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Beautiful weather, tons of bait, and slick calm fishing days help me to realize why I love Florida fishing this time of year. There...

05/16/2009 - SNOOK EXPLOSION

ROCKY VAN HOOSE
Cocoa Beach
One of the most prized inshore species is the snook. Well known for their spectacular fights, sneaky tactics and finicky appetites,...

05/16/2009 - KINGS, SHARK & SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 5/11, was one of those days that is bound to happen about three times a year and, fortunately, not more than that. The party...

05/15/2009 - FORT MYERS BEACH

ROB MODYS
Estero Bay
This week we had an uptick in both tarpon sightings and landings. On a resent trip my anglers went 2 for 3 with the biggest fish...

05/15/2009 - 2009

PHIL EVANS
Fort Myers
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SW Florida Spring is here. The water is warming...

05/14/2009 - TIRED MUSCLES!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
On our last 2 trips we saw relatively calm seas, light winds, and warm ambient air temperatures. So far we haven’t been subject...

05/14/2009 - FT MYERS

PHIL EVANS
Sanibel
SW Florida Spring is here. The water is warming up and the winds are calming. The 2009 season has been real good . Tarpon are here...

05/10/2009 - MOSQUITO LAGOON REPORT

CHRIS MYERS
Mosquito Lagoon
The Mosquito Lagoon has come alive in the past couple weeks and bait is everywhere. Water temperatures have been reaching the mid...

05/09/2009 - 400LB.GOLIATH WHIPS 2 !

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Saturday morning, May 2nd, I fished Estero Bay with brothers, Steve and Howard Potash, and their wives, Loree and Bonnie. We caught...

05/07/2009 - THE EXTRA MILE!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
We finally got a break in the weather as the winds laid back this past weekend. Saturday we met “Walleye Mike“, of Nassau Vision...

05/05/2009 - TIPS FOR TROUT

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 05/05/2009 – Capt. Terry Frankford Angler's aboard the Reelin & Chillin have cleaned up on trout this past couple...

05/02/2009 - KINGFISH IN 42 FEET

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday and Tuesday's winds and seas of 2-4 feet scared my anglers away. Wednesday, 4/29, I headed offshore to about 40 feet with John...

04/28/2009 - CRYSTAL RIVER ON FIRE!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Finally!! The warm weather is here to stay. Air temps are hanging in the 80’s and water temps are finally cemented in the low...

04/27/2009 - MOSQUITO LAGOON REPORT

CHRIS MYERS
Mosquito Lagoon
April has brought plenty of wind to central Florida. On the bright side, bait is flooding onto the flats in ever increasing numbers...

04/27/2009 - SNAPPERS AND COBIA

DENNIS DEGUZMAN
Jacksonville
Two charters last week, 1st caught limit of Red Snappers biggest 12 pounds, schools of bait all up and down the beach, throw back...

04/26/2009 - SANIBEL FISHING

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Sanibel Fishing with Tarpoons.com The wind and cold fronts continue to mess up the fishing. The Tarpon should be here now. I...

04/25/2009 - RED GROUPER, SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 4/20, after a previous week of high winds and seas, I made the mistake of believing the predictions for 2-3 foot seas...

04/20/2009 - FISH EVERYWHERE!!!

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota
It is all happening at this point even with the howling winds of late. My clients and I have had some great and exciting times the...

04/18/2009 - NICE RED-BAY;NICEGAG-GULF

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/13, the winds kicked up again—a familiar story here for the past three weeks or so. With seas offshore building four to...

04/16/2009 - CHANGE IT UP!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
We met Norm and Logan at the dock for a ¾ day trip. Norm’s mission was to give 9 year old Logan, a S. Florida fishing experience....

04/13/2009 - EASTER WEEKEND FISH HUNT!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
This report is going to be short and sweet! We decided to have a family day. My 2 son-in-laws, Devon and Charlie, my daughter, Amy,...

04/11/2009 - SANIBEL FISHING WITH TARP

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Sanibel Fishing Charters with Tarpoons.com Fishing is good! Here is what my clients say! Hey, just wanted to let you know...

04/11/2009 - TIMES THAT TRY CAPTAINS'

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Just ahead of another cold-front predicted to come through our area Monday evening, Bill Oswald and his eight-year-old daughter, Grace,...

04/09/2009 - TOUGH FISHING, TOUGH FISH

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
We met Scott and Skylar Smith, a father and son team, at the dock on our last trip out. We went through the normal introductions...

04/06/2009 - BULL REDS AND BIG MACKS

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Spring has finally arrived and all signs are pointing to another fantastic fall fishing extravaganza. Acres of bait are covering...

04/04/2009 - ESTERO BAY & BONITA REEFS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 3/30, looked like it might have to be an inshore day when I heard the marine forecast the night before. But by early morning,...

04/03/2009 - APRIL FOOL'S DAY SLOB!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 turned out to be an April Fool’s day, for sure. No one played a joke on us but circumstances of the day...

03/29/2009 - WOW WHAT A WEEK OF FISHIN

SHAWN CRAWFORD
Tampa Bay
WOW, What a week of fishing. As many of you know I do like to fish for quality rather than a bunch of small fish and that is exactly...

03/29/2009 - HOLY MACKEREL!!!

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
There are lots of Spanish Mackerel that have moved into our passes. The big Trout on the grass flats have been cooperating very...

03/29/2009 - BIG REDS IN SARASOTA BAY

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 03/29/2009 – Capt. Terry Frankford Angler's aboard the Reelin & Chillin cleaned up on Red Drum during several...

03/29/2009 - SANIBEL FISHING

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Great Sanibel Fishing Time The water has warmed up and the weather is perfect! Now is the time to catch fish. Its so nice to see...

03/28/2009 - INSHORE & REEFS REPORT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
With gusty winds and high seas Sunday morning, 3/22, Stuart Norris and Mike Holers took my recommendation to fish the backwaters....

03/27/2009 - MOSQUITO LAGOON REPORT

CHRIS MYERS
Orlando
While the fishing has remained very good, the winds of March arrived the past two weeks. Unfortunately, there have been plenty of...

03/22/2009 - KINGS,MANGS,SHEEPS,TROUT,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Fishing with Lynn and Margie Harned and friends Dave and Jeannie Jenkins on Monday, 3/16, we had a productive morning in 45 feet out...

03/19/2009 - A'FRICAN' POMPANO!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
This past weekend we did 3 trips. 2 of our trips were children 13 and under. The seas were favorable for good fishing (3-4’) but...

03/15/2009 - MOSQUITO LAGOON REPORT

CHRIS MYERS
Mosquito Lagoon
It was another week of outstanding weather here in central Florida and the sight fishing for redfish is as good as it gets right now....

03/15/2009 - MOSQUITO LAGOON REPORT

CHRIS MYERS
Mosquito Lagoon
It was another week of outstanding weather here in central Florida and the sight fishing for redfish is as good as it gets right now....

03/15/2009 - RED HOT FISHING CHARTERS

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
WOW!!! Hopefully the up and down weather of the winter is finally over. This has definitely been one of the coolest winters in recent...

03/14/2009 - CALM SEAS-HOGFISH,SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
What a treat Monday, 3/9 was offshore! For the first time in a very long time, seas were dead-calm and the fishing was good at the...

03/13/2009 - 3 DAY VARIETY!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
We spent a few days fishing with Steffen and Silmara from Munich, Germany. This was there third trip to fish with us and we always...

03/09/2009 - SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

SHAWN CRAWFORD
Tampa Bay
Hey Guy's, Well, Spring has sprung and things are starting to really happen out there. I was out Fri. and about a hour and...

03/09/2009 - SHEEPSHEAD & SNAPPER

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 03/09/2009 – Capt. Terry Frankford Inshore fishing has been a little tough the last couple of weeks mostly do to...

03/09/2009 - MOSQUITO LAGOON REPORT

CHRIS MYERS
Mosquito Lagoon
Last week began with some cold and windy weather but, by week's end, the weather and fishing was as good as it gets during the winter...

03/07/2009 - SPRING IS HERE, GET READY

SHAWN CRAWFORD
Sarasota Bay
Hey Guy's, I have to say I am so ready for this spring season and after the long cold winter we have had it is about time....

03/07/2009 - WHAT A GREAT DAY AND WEEK

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota
I have fished most days this week and have caught a ton of fish. Every day is getting better and better. In fact the guys today...

03/07/2009 - OFFSHORE ST. LUCIE INLET

GIL COOMBES
Jensen Beach
A return back to the St Lucie Inlet this weekend brought back memories of short runs to the blue water. Even though the weatherman...

03/07/2009 - MARCH IN LIKE A LION

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
March definitely charged in like a lion on my first scheduled day of the month. Monday, 3/2, brought extremely rough conditions offshore...

03/04/2009 - TUNING UP FOR SPRING

DENNIS DEGUZMAN
Jacksonville
Hopefully we have had the last of our cold weather. The bottom fishing this winter kept the freezers full of Snapper, Grouper, Sea...

02/28/2009 - BONITO, GROUPER, SNAPPER,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/23 brought yet another windy start to this week. I headed out of new Pass with Jim Sistek, his son, Jim Jr., grandson and...

02/25/2009 - THE SNOW BIRDS ARE HERE!

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota
Vick Santelli and his son Jamo went 8 miles out this morning with me and did very well. We caught Keys grunts, Mangrove Snapper...

02/21/2009 - SNAPPER,SHEEPIES, HOGFISH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
With a small craft caution in effect Monday, I didn’t venture too far from shore with Ron Baldwin and friends. Seas were three feet...

02/19/2009 - GREAT ACTION THIS WEEK!

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota
Winter may be here but the fish are still biting. We have had some great times lately and have caught a variety of fish. This week...

02/19/2009 - BIG REDS - LIGHT TACKLE

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 02/19/2009 – Capt. Terry Frankford Angler's aboard the Reelin and Chillin picked up some nice redfish around structure...

02/18/2009 - SPRING BREAK FOR SHARKS!

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Tarpoons.com Sanibel Fishing Charters Spring break is near and it’s time to book your trips. March 1st Snook season opens, Redfish,...

02/17/2009 - 3 OF A KIND!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
My last 2 trips this past Thursday and Saturday were a blast. Much better weather was forecasted and the fishing, well, let’s just...

02/17/2009 - MOSQUITO LAGOON REPORT

CHRIS MYERS
Mosquito Lagoon
Fishing in Mosquito Lagoon has been very good for the first two weeks of this month. Despite having some record cold temperatures...

02/16/2009 - THIS WEEK WAS GREAT

KEITH KALBFLEISCH
Orlando
Just east of Orlando about 45 minutes, the fishing was great this week. We caught redfish, black drum, and seatrout. The reds are...

02/14/2009 - RED & SCAMP GROUPER, HOGS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
The easterly wind on Monday, 2/9, laid the seas down nicely well offshore in 45 feet out of New Pass, where I fished with Ward Wester...

02/08/2009 - CRYIN' OVER GAGS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/2/09, I fished near-shore at the six-mile reefs off Bonita Beach with Larry Dahlstrom and friends. We debated a while over...

02/02/2009 - GOOD DAY, GOOD EATS!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
My friend, Trollin’ Tom and I went out for an afternoon of fishing. He loves to troll for fish and I welcomed a break from live baiting...

01/30/2009 - USE THOSE SOLUNAR TABLES

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 01/30/2009 – Capt. Terry Frankford Fishing aboard the Reelin & Chillin has brought trout, sheepshead, pompano, whiting,...

01/30/2009 - BIG FISH LOADING UP!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Hot, Cold, Hot, Cold!! Its hard to predict the weather right now, but something that has been very predictable is the large schools...

01/30/2009 - SNAPPERFEST

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 1/26/09, I fished offshore in 45 feet with Barry Pfleuger and friends. We caught fifteen nice mangrove snapper in the 14 to...

01/27/2009 - MAD DOG AND ENGLISHMEN!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
Sunday we had a trip with Dan Young and his friends Jeremy, Jim and Rob. They wanted to do a ¾ day trip and expressed the desire...

01/24/2009 - SNAPPER, SHEEPSHEAD, HOG

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 1/12/09, I fished offshore in 43 feet with Ed & Margie Bock, who fish with me several times each winter. We departed in a...

01/21/2009 - THAT'S FISHING!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
During all this unstable weather we had 2 outings that we were fortunate enough to miss all that lousy weather. Fortunate?… Oh, really?...

01/15/2009 - WINTER IS HERE-BUT FISH A

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota
The fishing lately has been really good. We have had some great weather till this week. However this should turn on some species...

01/15/2009 - KEEP IT MOVING

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 01/12/2009 – Capt. Terry Frankford Angler's aboard the Reelin and Chillin enjoyed action from several species despite...

01/14/2009 - THE SNOW BRIDS ARE HERE

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
2008 ended with a lot of great fishing. There were big reds, lots of Snapper, Pompano and Trout in the bay. Winter fishing is here...

01/13/2009 - 2009 FISHING EXCITEMENT

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
What a year! 2008 was definitely one for the record books. There were record amounts of Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheephead, Spanish...

01/10/2009 - 28 INCH GAG BEST CATCH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 1/5/09, I fished offshore in 43 feet, to the north of New Pass with Alene Haug, Scott Kempfort, Loren Heintze and John Reardon....

01/09/2009 - RING IN THE NEW YEAR!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
Friday, Jan 2 we met James, his wife, and 2 small children at the dock. They wanted to do a half day to introduce his little kids...

01/05/2009 - SANIBEL FISHING

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Fishing forecast for the Sanibel, Ft. Myers, Pine Island Sound region. Predictable cold fronts for the next few weeks is the...

01/03/2009 - GOOD START TO A NEW YEAR

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 12/29, I fished in 44 feet off Naples with Tom Wolf and sons, Jordan and Patrick, and friend, Chris Coriddi. Using live shrimp,...

01/01/2009 - WELCOME OLD MAN WINTER

ROCKY VAN HOOSE
Indian River Lagoon
December is the month where autumn gives way to winter in central Florida. With the arrival of a series of cold fronts we are compelled...

12/28/2008 - ROUGH SEAS & BAD JU-JU!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
WOW! We have been spoiled by all the calmer days we’ve fished so far during this Sailfish season. Sunday, was a horse of a different...

12/27/2008 - OFFSHORE & INSHORE RECENT

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 12/15, on a cloudy morning in Estero Bay, I dodged a few rain sprinkles and fished with H.O. Brownback and Steve Aggunt. We...

09/30/2008 - FALL FISHING EXCITEMENT

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
With temperatures finally beginning to cool here along the Nature Coast fall has appeared to start gaining the upper hand from the...

09/25/2008 - EL NASTYVILLE!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
We fished for the Cubera?s again this past Sunday night, finally getting Paul Storti and his friends, Luis, Brendon and Mike out after...

09/15/2008 - MIAMI MONSTER CUBERA!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
The weather was rougher than NOAA had forecasted this weekend, but Devon and I managed to get 2 trips out anyway. As we were preparing...

09/14/2008 - FISH ARE ON FIRE

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota Bay
This past week was really great fishing just before Ike and just after Ike. Prior to Ike customers of mine landed some beautiful over...

09/11/2008 - WORKING THE STORMS

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 09/10/2008 ? Capt. Terry Frankford The Reelin & Chillin was able to put angler's on some great redfish, mangrove...

09/08/2008 - FAST AND FURIOUS CUBERA!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
Tropical Storm Hanna? Hurricane Ike? Good grief, give us a break here in South Florida! We have an uncontrollable NEED to go fishing....

08/29/2008 - FAY GONE, THEN GOOD FISH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 8/18, as Tropical Storm Fay approached and the meteorologists speculated as to her course and strength, the winds began to...

08/28/2008 - SARASOTA BAY AT IT'S BEST

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
July and August have been busy. Lots of monster trout and big Snapper this summer. September should bring plenty of Red fish and...

08/27/2008 - JR.IGFA RECORD CUBERA?

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
The Cubera Snapper are still here but not quite as concentrated and it was evident to us on a recent trip. We took a group from...

08/27/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Sanibel
Captian Greg Hood, Here to report that the Redfish are schooled up on the sound!! I found all sizes of schools, and all sizes of...

08/22/2008 - RAINY DAYS OF REDFISHING

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
As I sit here watching the rain come down from Tropical Storm Fay with no electricity, I am gaining a little more respect for Mother...

08/15/2008 - SARASOTA BAY REPORT

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 08/15/2008 ? Capt. Terry Frankford The Reelin & Chillin was able to find, several species with redfish topping...

08/15/2008 - NICE REDFISH ACTION

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
The first part of the week brought lots of rain, and not just the familiar afternoon thunderstorms; it rained early mornings, into...

08/13/2008 - CUBERA SNAPPER..EL NASTY!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
Typical summer weather patterns are on us here in South Dade. The morning winds are non existent, the seas are flat, and the...

08/08/2008 - LONG, INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

ROCKY VAN HOOSE
Indian River Lagoon
It has been over two weeks since the last fishing report. Consequently, our note book is bursting with tall tales of great charters...

08/05/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
The Redfish are starting to school up near the passes and the Snapper bite is going strong. Visit www.tarpoons.com for more reports,...

08/04/2008 - TOPWATER REDFISHING!!!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
What makes inshore light tackle fishing so special? Is it the variety of species an angler can pursue? Is it the awesome scenery?...

08/01/2008 - REEFS-27INCH GAG, SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
After a little time away in the relatively cool N.C. mountains, I resumed fishing this Saturday, 7/26. I fished 14 to 17 miles west...

07/30/2008 - SUMMER IN MIAMI

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
Lobster mini-season is in its first of 2 days. I hope everyone has a fruitful pick of these bugs. I sincerely hope, that everyone...

07/29/2008 - SWITCH UP BAITS

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota Bay
Fishing Report 07/29/2008 ? Capt. Terry Frankford Among the species caught aboard the Reelin & Chillin trout, redfish, mangrove...

07/16/2008 - JULY 4TH ACTION IN MIAMI

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
I hope everyone survived the 4th of July festivities with all their fingers and other body parts in tact! Since my last report...

07/15/2008 - RUNNING WITH THE BULLS

ROCKY VAN HOOSE
Indian River Lagoon
Each year in Pamplona, Spain there is a famous festival which features crazed thrill-seekers running with snorting bulls through the...

07/05/2008 - GOOD BITE-INSHORE & OFF

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Estero Bay offered a pretty good variety of fish for us on Monday morning, 6/30, when I fished with Jason and Callie Eubanks, Don...

06/30/2008 - WARM WEATHER/HOT FISHING

ROCKY VAN HOOSE
Cocoa Beach
The full force of summer has hit the central east coast of Florida with warmer temperatures, higher humidity, frequent afternoon thunderstorms...

06/29/2008 - JUNE UPS & DOWNS

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
The month of June was about as up & down as we have seen in a while. Air temperatures, winds, clouds, rain, created a day by day...

06/29/2008 - AWESOME TOPWATER BITE!!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
WhooHoo!!! Boy is it hot out there. With air temperatures? running in the low 90?s and water temps hovering close to 89-90 degrees...

06/27/2008 - GOOD ACTION OFFSHORE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Fishing Saturday morning, 6/21, about 17 miles out of New Pass with Dan Slavenburg and friend, Ryan, we cast live shrimp to catch...

06/20/2008 - TARPON AND SNOOK

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota Bay
The past couple of weeks have been on fire with tarpon up to 180 lbs and snook to 20 lbs. We fought one tarpon for over 2 hrs and...

06/20/2008 - REDS,SNOOK,SHEEPIES,SNAPP

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 6/16, I fished central Estero Bay with Scott Heiss, his brother, Steve Heiss, their dad, Jerry Heiss, and Scott?s ten-year-old...

06/19/2008 - TROUT WITH OUT DOUBT

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
June is a hot month in Sarasota Bay and I'm not talking just temperature. Fish are everywhere early in the morning and late afternoon,...

06/19/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
It's HOT !! So is the Snapper fishing! My Clients are catching there limit of Snappers 14" to 22" Wow is it fun, they strike so...

06/14/2008 - HOG, YELLOWTAIL, MANGS,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
In celebration of Harry?s birthday, brothers Grant and Harry Kurtz, along with friends Joe and Thais Allen, fished with me Monday...

06/11/2008 - REDFISH REPORT FT. MYERS

ROB MODYS
Pine Island Sound
The fishing in Pine Island Sound this past week has been very good providing you stick to the basics. The bait is tough to come by...

06/06/2008 - BIG DRUM WEEK!!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
The Crystal River and Homosassa area is world famous for its inshore shallow water fishing for Redfish. However, many people don?t...

06/06/2008 - TORTUGASTALES AND GOLIATH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I left Sunday morning, 6/1, for Key West, where six of us spent the night before taking off for the Tortugas on a boat we chartered....

06/01/2008 - GOOD VARIETY AND SNOOK!

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
On a catch-and-release trip to the artificial reefs off Bonita Beach on Tuesday, 5/27, long-time customers Pat Fitzgerald and sons,...

05/30/2008 - KINGFISH ON BEACH, TARPON

DENNIS GOLDSTEIN
St. Augustine
I guess summer is here, the water temp is 80 degrees the pogeys (Menhaden) have showed up and right behind them a few Kingfish arrived...

05/25/2008 - REDS,GAGS, MANGS, SHARK

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 5/19, I fished with Casey Serumba and friends in Estero Bay. We caught a couple of keeper snapper and released smaller...

05/23/2008 - MOSQUITO LAGOON REPORT

CHRIS MYERS
Orlando
Wind has been the dominant factor in our fishing for the past two weeks. Add in some clouds along with smoke from numerous fires and...

05/16/2008 - TAKES TWO TO HOLD CUDA

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Tuesday morning, 5/6, I fished Estero Bay with Paul and Rebecca Miller. The tide was slow coming in. We fished the tree lines, which...

05/15/2008 - SPRING IN MIAMI

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
Stefan Jahn and his wife Silmara came to Miami all the way from Germany once again after having a good time in December despite the...

05/13/2008 - REDS & KINGS

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 05/13/2008 ? Capt. Terry Frankford Angler's aboard the Reelin & Chillin have been catching, redfish, spanish mackerel...

05/03/2008 - WIN SOME... LOSE SOME!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
This spring season is off the hook. I took Denis Quill and his son David out for a ? day trip. They came here on holiday, from Ireland,...

05/03/2008 - NEARSHORE25KNOTS;BAY REDS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Ron Musick and Eddie Alfonso fished with me Monday, 4/28, when we were hoping to beat the weather front predicted to arrive late Monday...

04/28/2008 - ORLANDO FISHING REPORT

CHRIS MYERS
Mosquito Lagoon
Photo's of this week's fish can be seen at http://www.floridafishinglessons.com/FishingReport.html Last week, I fished only one...

04/26/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
Tarpon season is here!! The Tarpon are showing up right on time. Soon the whole sound will be filled with fisherman trying to catch...

04/26/2008 - A LITTLE BOY & A BIG FISH

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/21, I headed out from New Pass to 43 feet with Bill Story and friends. We caught a keeper hogfish, released a smaller one...

04/23/2008 - FISH, FISH EVERYWHERE

ROCKY VAN HOOSE
Indian River Lagoon
If you live along the central east coast of Florida, are an avid fisherman and have a pulse, you?ve got to love this time of year....

04/23/2008 - OFFSHORE BITES

DENNIS DEGUZMAN
Jacksonville
A trip to the ledge on Friday was a little slow in the morning, started with a 15 lb Kingfish, three Amberjacks, six 5 -7 lb. Bluefish...

04/19/2008 - FISH BITES +FLOATS= TROUT

DENNIS GOLDSTEIN
St. Augustine
Finally it might be spring ! Friday morning had to be the prettiest morning that ive seen in a month. I met my charter at the dock...

04/19/2008 - SHARK BATTLES, YELLOWTAIL

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/14, I fished Estero Bay in the area of Wiggins Pass, with Court Newman, Joe Desiata and John Curtis. Joe caught a keeper...

04/17/2008 - PERMIT PLEASE!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
As each week moves into the next we can see the winter season slowly dissipating into the much warmer summer season. Run & gun, bird...

04/17/2008 - SPANISH & KING MACKEREL

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 04/17/2008 ? Capt. Terry Frankford Angler's aboard the Reelin & Chillin have been catching snook, redfish, and...

04/16/2008 - SURPISE

DENNIS DEGUZMAN
Jacksonville
The snapper fishing is hot, grouper mostly throw backs, and surprise, 3 to 5 pound flounder in the sand next to the reefs, watch the...

04/15/2008 - CLEANING OUT THE LOGBOOK

ROCKY VAN HOOSE
Indian River Lagoon
April 11 - A Little Tom Foolery, A Lot of Fishing The monthly calendar has flipped and so has the fishing. We?ve gone from the...

04/15/2008 - MOSQUITO LAGOON REPORT

CHRIS MYERS
Mosquito Lagoon
Photos of this weeks fish can bee seen at http://www.floridafishinglessons.com/FishingReport/html The water levels in Mosquito...

04/15/2008 - MARCH SNAPPERS

DENNIS DEGUZMAN
Jacksonville
The snapper bite is at it's best, limits caught in half day trips. Cobia are starting to show up, great summer expected. C-ya...

04/12/2008 - KINGS, PORGIES, SNAPPER,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 4/7, after a stormy night, seas were unsettled and it was pretty rough fishing with Tom Conrad, teenaged grandson Phil Conrad...

04/06/2008 - KINGS,SHARK,GROUPER,HOGS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday morning, 3/31, the old familiar wind was back after a relatively calm weekend. With easterly winds it was still calm enough...

04/05/2008 - ORLANDO SALTWATER REPORT

CHRIS MYERS
Mosquito Lagoon
Photos of some of this week's catches can be seen at http://www.floridafishinglessons.com/FishingReport.html Last week brought...

04/03/2008 - JACKS OR BETTER!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
Some of my customers brought me a gift from the frozen north? a chest and sinus cold which has me a bit under the weather still. ...

04/03/2008 - WHAT A WEEK!!!!!

TOM STEPHENS
Sarasota Bay
This week and last has been amazing. On several days last week we caught redfish for hours non stop. All were over 26 inches and toping...

03/31/2008 - SPRING HAS SPRUNG

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
Spring Break is here and the fish are here too! We are catching Spanish mackerel, King Mackerel, Little Tunny, Barracuda, Cobia and...

03/29/2008 - SHEEPSHEAD PREDOMINATE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Another windy week began on Monday, 3/24. I fished in Estero Bay with Joe Goodall and seven-year-old son, Alex, Dave Bixby and Fred...

03/26/2008 - SANIBEL FISHING REPORT

ROB MODYS
Fort Myers
The fishing in the Sanibel and Pine Island Sound area has been really good this past week despite the surprise cold front we had a...

03/25/2008 - FT.MYERS, SANIBEL ISLAND

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
Windy Conditions have made fishing tough. I say we can still catch fish! I'm use to the wind. Put a jacket on and get some tenacity! I...

03/24/2008 - ORLANDO SALTWATER REPORT

CHRIS MYERS
Mosquito Lagoon
Visit http://www.floridafishinglessons.com/FishingReport.html for photos of this week's fish. March winds continue to blow here...

03/23/2008 - KNOWING WHEN TO SAY WHEN?

SHAWN CRAWFORD
Tampa Bay
Now that our days are as long as the nights the water temp. is climbing every day and the fishing can prove it. Just this past Friday...

03/22/2008 - IT'S STILL KITE SEASON!

DENNIS GOLDSTEIN
St. Augustine
I guess iam going back to when i was a kid in Hollywood, Fl. My buddies and i could always tell when spring was here we were all about...

03/22/2008 - HOW'S FISHING?THE ANSWER,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Full title is "The Answer, My Friend, is Blowing in the Wind"...High winds were the theme on Monday, 3/17 so I stayed close in at...

03/21/2008 - FISHING IS A WRECK!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
I recently took a pair of New Yorkers, Jason Carter and his son Jordan, on 2 days of fishing. They wanted to do a full day of Sailfish...

03/16/2008 - DREDGES AND SQUID CHAINS

TRIS COLKET
Ft. Pierce
Last Mango Charters Offshore Fishing Report Ft. Pierce City Marina "Dredges and Squid Chains" Who would have thought...

03/15/2008 - SPANISH MACKEREL ARE BACK

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 03/15/2008 ? Capt. Terry Frankford Weather sure has been an issue for the past couple of weeks. Cold fronts, wind,...

03/15/2008 - BRAVE THE SEAS OR ENDURE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 3/10, seas were predicted to be calmer after a weekend of high winds and choppy conditions. With predictions for two to four...

03/11/2008 - THOUGHT WINTER WAS GONE!

DENNIS GOLDSTEIN
St. Augustine
I have had enough of Winter. In northeast Florida we really see the change of seasons and iam ready for it to change.Last friday that...

03/07/2008 - A DAYS DIFFERENCE!

JIM BARLETT
Lower Miami
Another couple of weeks have gone by with the usual unseasonably warm weather and then a surprise we got a cold front. The 2 days...

03/07/2008 - SANIBEL FISHING REPORT

ROB MODYS
Pine Island Sound
The fishing has been fantastic in Pine Island Sound and the near shore waters of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The snook bite is on...

03/07/2008 - SW FL-BONITA BEACH: SURF'

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
NOAA has spoken and there will be no more fishing this weekend, so I might as well post the report for this week. Monday, 3/3, the...

03/06/2008 - FEB/MARCH COBIA

MARK GARCY
Fort Myers
With Feb out the door and March blowing in, its time to gear up for the spring bite. That would be cobia, tripletail, big snook, still...

03/05/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
SNOOK BITE IS ON !! The Snook action has been great the last few days. Water temp is coming back up and season is open! Captain...

03/02/2008 - ONE WILD AND WACKY WEEK

ROCKY VAN HOOSE
Indian River Lagoon
The ink is drying on the final week of February and it must be recorded as one of the wildest and wackiest in recent memory. For instance,...

03/01/2008 - SHARK, GOLIATHS, SNAPPER,

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/25, I fished with Mike and Lee Conneally, son Clint and Clint?s girlfriend, Anna. We fished the reefs off Bonita beach in...

02/29/2008 - RED SNAPPERS FOR DINNER

DENNIS DEGUZMAN
Jacksonville
With 5 keeper snappers too many throw backs and a box of stringer fish, these guys were still fired up at the dock. With this mild...

02/27/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
Great fishing in the past few weeks!! Trout, snook, redfish all eating artificials and fly. Great numbers and good size. Captain...

02/27/2008 - TROUT OPEN MARCH 1

DENNIS GOLDSTEIN
St. Augustine
Its almost spring looking out the window the azaleas are blooming the water temp is between 64& 66 degrees and here in northeast Florida...

02/27/2008 - BOTTOM FISHING STILL HOT

DENNIS DEGUZMAN
Jacksonville
There have been some very nice days on the water with trips up to 30 miles offshore and the bottom fish are hungry, red snapper limits,...

02/26/2008 - SPANISH MACKEREL

SCOTT GREEN
Sarasota Bay
Spanish Mackerel in the bay are the fish that we?ve been going after. We?ve been drifting the flats and along the beach with shrimp....

02/23/2008 - HOGS,GAGS,SHEEP, GOLIATHS

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
I fished on a windy morning in Estero Bay Monday, 2/18, with Chuck and Steve Nebes. We worked our live shrimp along the channel from...

02/22/2008 - AWESOME REDFISHING!!!!

KYLE MESSIER
Crystal River
Most people may be unaware that the Groundhog has predicted Spring would come early this year and to my amazement that prediction...

02/20/2008 - GOT THE BLUES!

DENNIS GOLDSTEIN
St. Augustine
Its been strange the water temp has been around 63 in the morning and today at low tide with a bright sun only 65 degrees. I been...

02/19/2008 - NORTH FORK HOLDING FISH

GIL COOMBES
St. Lucie River
We started the day off launching at the Rivergate boat ramp and heading south into the wider areas of the North Fork of the St. Lucie...

02/17/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
Yesterday was a slow incoming tide. We still managed to land some nice upper slot redfish from a school of 30 or 40. Lots of boats...

02/16/2008 - GROUPER &SNAPPER HOT BITE

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Monday, 2/11, the winds were blowing in the early morning but without the strength they gathered late on in the day. Predictions were...

02/14/2008 - GREAT FEB. FISHING

GIL COOMBES
Ft. Pierce
Fishing in Feb. can often be one of the hardest times of the year to fish due to constant fronts and wind conditions, however this...

02/13/2008 - PINE ISLAND SOUND REPORT

GREG HOOD
Pine Island Sound
Fishing on the Sound this last week has been Great!! Tailing Redfish, Snook, Trout, and even some Tarpon showed up with the water...

02/12/2008 - REDFISH TO 29.5 INCHES

TERRY FRANKFORD
Sarasota
Fishing Report 02/12/2008 ? Capt. Terry Frankford Fishing has remained steady for the most part this month. The lack of rain has...

02/11/2008 - FLOUNDER ON LOCAL REEFS !

DENNIS GOLDSTEIN
St. Augustine
I just got off the the cell phone with a friend of mine and he had a good report.He was offshore but only about 7 miles. They were...

02/09/2008 - SHEEPS BAY& GULF, SNAPPER

DAVE HANSON
Bonita Beach
Mother and son anglers Carole and Kenny Mathis f