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Mixed Bag Each Day in San Diego by Chris Coletta (2/13/2018)
[San Diego,CA] Now is the time to catch a wide variety of species her in San Diego. The temperatures are right and the fishing continues to improve as we get closer to the spring.
Sore Arms Again For Our Anglers by David Ide (2/12/2018)
[Hollywood,FL] The sportfishing in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood is getting better by the day. We are still waiting for a huge influx of sailfish, but we are getting our fair share.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 2-10-18 by Mike Gerry (2/10/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Fishing has picked up big time on Guntersville, I had my best day of 2018!
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Sailfish / Kingfish Report by Tom Zsak (2/09/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Today was a good day for kite fishing – we stopped at Andy’s Live Bait Boat, purchased a dozen live Goggle Eyes and headed out to deeper waters off of Fort Lauderdale. 
A Big Lady, the one that got away, the Tuna and a Shark. by Mike Laubscher (2/05/2018)
[Durban,KZN] We had 3 long trips from Friday through to Sunday with various guests from the UK and Austria, our team consisted of Erik, Kurt and myself. On Friday we launched very early so we could be back well in time before the big South West wind came through and this worked out well
SW FL-Bonita beach: battling winds and tides, but catches good! by Dave Hanson (2/05/2018)
[Bonita Beach,FL] Winds have been howling much of the past couple of weeks, and low tides in the backwaters were exacerbated by the super-moon. But we have managed to catch plenty of fish most days.
February 2nd Report Fishing Report for the Bay! by Craig Fletcher (2/04/2018)
[Annapolis,MD] It may be cold outside but the fish are biting. There is plenty of areas in the bay right now having some hot action. Get out early and be home for the big game. Go Eagles!
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 2-3-18 by Mike Gerry (2/03/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Some good some better some cold and not so good but always fun!
Winter is here, time to find the Right days to fish by Jot Owens (2/02/2018)
[Wrightsville Beach,NC] A Rollercoaster of weather lately but we've had some warm very nice days mixed in. Pick the right days and you'll catch fish. Here is the target fish I like to pursue during February.
Cold Water Fishing in Tampa Bay by John Rivers (2/01/2018)
[Tampa,FL] Cold Water Fishing and Low tides is what's been going on in Tampa Bay
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - January wrap-up. by Jeff Rogers (1/31/2018)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - January wrap-up............................
Kite Fishing For Sailfish Is Heating Up! by David Ide (1/30/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] We are getting multiple shots daily at sailfish on all our trips. Now is your time to get on these wonderful fish in our area.
2018 Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry New Smyrna Daytona Beach Area by Michael Savedow (1/30/2018)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] A chilly winter of 2018 has cold water temperatures sending backcountry and flats fish into a solid winter pattern this year after several mild past winters.
About the Turtle and the Yellowfin by Mike Laubscher (1/29/2018)
[Durban,KZN] This weekend was very frustrating with the weather reports getting it totally wrong, On Saturday light NE winds were forecast and we launched early for a 5 hour trip,
Brrrr! Crystal River, FL fishing report. by Kyle Messier (1/28/2018)
[Homosassa,FL] Its cold but the fish do not seem to mind. Ready for it to get warm here in Florida.
 Shad Attack! Orlando Fishing Report  by John Kumiski (1/27/2018)
[Orlando,FL] Fished the Mosquito Lagoon, the Indian River Lagoon, and the St. Johns River (twice) this week. The shad bite is strong. The saltwater fish, not so much.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 1-27-18 by Mike Gerry (1/26/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Fishing showing some good signs the weather is also!
Game Fish Grand SLam by Mike Laubscher (1/26/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Today was a vast improvement and the strong SW winds have brought us some warmer and cleaner water and it looks like things will start getting better. We had a short 5hour charter today with nice results
Charleston winter redfish report by Michael Bales (1/23/2018)
[Charleston,SC] Crazy weather is gone and the redfish are eating.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 1-20-18 by Mike Gerry (1/20/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Cold, ice wind and winter didn't make for the ideal fishing!
SW FL-Bonita Beach: weather isn't helping, but we're catching fish anyway! by Dave Hanson (1/18/2018)
[Bonita Beach,FL] Weather has been challenging, with successive cold fronts bringing chilly temps, high winds, and rough seas. Tides inshore have been low, but on a good tide, fishing has been productive there for sheepshead and drum.
A Big Honeycomb Skate in the Harbour. by Mike Laubscher (1/13/2018)
[Durban,KZN] We had two 5 hour harbour trips and had some great fun, catching a bunch of .......
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 1-13-18 by Mike Gerry (1/13/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] We had a brief warm up but the bite was still tough!
Black Marlin Afternoon by Mike Laubscher (1/10/2018)
[Durban,KZN] I knew when the Wahoo and Bonnies started coming around we would be getting a Black very soon. A very happy angler with his first Marlin, and our Marlin account opened for 2018. Well done Henk, you fought your Marlin like a pro.
Jan 2018 by Patrick Rood (1/09/2018)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] Cold weather has set the fish into there winter time patterns on Mosquito Lagoon.
Wahoo again by Mike Laubscher (1/09/2018)
[Durban,KZN] If Wahoo are around then Black Marlin are around so the clock is ticking and it will be game on soon, the next 4 months from now until April is the best time for Marlin in Durban.
Dad's Dorado by Mike Laubscher (1/08/2018)
[Durban,KZN] With a short morning trip that had to be split between game fishing and bottoms we shot out early in the morning and by 06h30 we had a .....
Wahoo Account opened for 2018. by Mike Laubscher (1/08/2018)
[Durban,KZN] The conditions have been improving and there is a lot of clean warm water around, especially out in the deep. Inshore has been very quiet and we have had to travel a fair distance to get fish.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 1-6-18 by Mike Gerry (1/06/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Cold was the name of the game and the weather kept most off the water.
Palm Beach Jupiter salt and fresh water inshore report by Craig Korczynski (1/05/2018)
[Palm Beach,FL] Sheepshead on the seawalls, snook active mid day, peacock bass gathering in deep holes.
BRRRRRRRRRRR! by Mike Peppe (1/05/2018)
[Sebastian,FL] Been fishing a lot of fly people of late with very good success. Reds ,Trout and Snook every day as well as lots of Ladyfish ,Blues and Jacks. Skipping some Pomps and expect that to improve. This Morning it was 32 here and I am off till Sunday. See you on the water!
Flyin By by Mike Peppe (1/04/2018)
[Sebastian,FL] Been fishing a lot of fly people of late with very good success. Reds ,Trout and Snook every day as well as lots of Ladyfish ,Blues and Jacks. Skipping some Pomps and expect that to improve. This Morning it was 32 here and I am off till Sunday. See you on the water!
First Dorado for 2018 by Mike Laubscher (1/03/2018)
[Durban,KZN] With a stiff SW wind and unsettled seas from the SW Buster the day before we made our way out for a short morning trip, we eventually found some nice clean warm water
Last Dat out in 2017 by Mike Laubscher (1/01/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Both Fat Girl and Nawty Girl made their way out of port early on the 31st to do their last trips for 2017 after a very busy week. It was a stunning day with great conditions, warm clear water, light winds and flat seas.
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - December wrap-up. by Jeff Rogers (12/31/2017)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - December wrap-up................................
Christmas Time Fishing in Bonita Beach, SWFL by Dave Hanson (12/30/2017)
[Bonita Beach,FL] Weather cooperated for this busy couple of weeks of holiday fishing. But the New Year is predicted to kick off with a weather front bringing high winds and seas. We'll hope that is short-lived!
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 12-30-17 by Mike Gerry (12/30/2017)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Winter time but if you keep moving you find the fish!
Wahoo Fishing Fort Lauderdale by Tom Zsak (12/30/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Paul and Maria Joensson, along with their sons, Elton and Neo, from Sweden chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. 
Best of the West by Mike Laubscher (12/28/2017)
[Durban,KZN] we made our way out deep and headed south, we found warm, clear purple water just under 26deg.C. Birds diving and hovering, flying fish, bait schools and lots of small tuna jumping everywhere; we were excited and were expecting something big
Lonely Dorado - Fishing Report – Durban – 26-12-2017 by Mike Laubscher (12/26/2017)
[Durban,KZN] After yesterdays wind the water was all green again but it was warm with temperatures from 24.3deg.C to 24.8deg.C.
Fishing? No We Are Catching! by David Ide (12/24/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fort Lauderdale winter season is in full effect with mahi, sailfish, tuna and even white marlin!
Early Morning Tuna Bite by Mike Laubscher (12/24/2017)
[Durban,KZN] Today was one of those great mornings, flat seas and warm water at almost 25deg.C and very clean with a slight current. We had a 5 hour Mini Deep Sea so it was not a trip out to the deep
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 12-23-17 by Mike Gerry (12/23/2017)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Its been good on Guntersville some winter time down time!
Palm Beach Jupiter fresh and saltwater inshore report by Craig Korczynski (12/23/2017)
[Palm Beach,FL] Snook caught along docks and channel edges, redfish roaming the mangrove shorelines, peacock bass striking lure along shorelines.
Little Guy Loves Fishing by Mike Laubscher (12/18/2017)
[Durban,KZN] he had so much fun on Nawty Girl and caught a.......
Tuna off the bottom - Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 17-12-2017 by Mike Laubscher (12/17/2017)
[Durban,KZN] Sea conditions were ideal for bottom fishing today with a 1-2knot S-N current and a very light SE wind, so light that one could hear a ship’s engines from 2 miles away.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Sharks, Grouper, Snapper, Reds, Sheepshead, Drum by Dave Hanson (12/16/2017)
[Bonita Beach,FL] Fishing has been excellent offshore for grouper and snapper, as well as a variety of sharks. Inshore, nice sheepshead and drum, along with an occasional redfish have been biting well.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 12-16-17 by Mike Gerry (12/16/2017)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Fishing is still good on Guntersville just be patient!
Palm Beach Jupiter salt and fresh water inshore report by Craig Korczynski (12/14/2017)
[Palm Beach,FL] Snook season cloeses December 15, tarpon in the back bays, peacock bass striking lures along shorelines
Major Cold Front puts fish in winter mode - Tampa Bay Fishing Reports by John Rivers (12/14/2017)
[Tampa,FL] Major Cold Front Hits Tampa Bay, Puts Fish In Winter Patterns.
Tarpon Fishing in Puerto Rico by Felix Cuadrado (12/12/2017)
[Puerto Rico Caribbean,] Excellent morning fishing in Puerto Rico. We caught 9 out of 12 tarpon hooked.
Our Biggest Yellowfin Tuna Ever by Chandler Cataldie (12/12/2017)
[Venice,LA] We hooked a beast recently and got it in the boat. A true butterball weighing in a 215 pounds. Our clients did great reeling in this trophy of a fish.
Miles of ocean and one Hot Spot by Mike Laubscher (12/12/2017)
[Durban,KZN] Inshore the water was cold and well under 23deg.C and so we headed out to deeper waters and eventually on the 200m Ballito side we found a warm patch of clear water with 24.5deg.C which was about 5km long in a sort of oval shape about 3km wide. So a rather strange patch of water that had a lot of activity and we got fish, at 08h00 we started up with a triple up .....
December 2017 Mosquito Lagoon Report by Patrick Rood (12/12/2017)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] The winter time pattern is upon us here on Mosquito Lagoon and New Smyrna Beach FL.
A Stormy Dorado into the backing by Mike Laubscher (12/11/2017)
[Durban,KZN] The water was not that clean and but over a wreck in about 80m of water I saw some good fish showing on the sounder, but they were not coming up even after several passes, so we moved away, I saw no evidence of game fish anywhere else so decided to persist on the 80m wreck and after the 2nd pass the reel started screaming and line was peeling off.
Great inshore Grouper Action! by Kyle Messier (12/10/2017)
[Homosassa,FL] Awesome fishing action in Crystal River, FL. Groper nearshore and Redfish and Sheepshead in the backcountry.
Dec 2017 New Smyrna Backcountry Daytona Mosquito Lagoon by Michael Savedow (12/10/2017)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] Winter fishing arriving with chilly water patterns in December in the backcountry and Mosquito Lagoon at New Smyrna and the Indian River
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 12-9-17 by Mike Gerry (12/09/2017)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Winter is here you have to work for your bites for sure!
Late Reports From the Beach by Rory Rorison (12/09/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] Late reports from the Beach. Last Friday I had a fun trip with my old friend Gary. We made one stop in Lake Robin and limited out on trout along with a bunch of bass, a few sheepshead, and 1 red.
Winters approach by Mike Peppe (12/07/2017)
[Sebastian,FL] As we wait for the winter cold the trout have been lit up.
Palm Beach Jupiter salt and fresh water inshore report by Craig Korczynski (12/05/2017)
[Palm Beach,FL] snook along the docks, tarpon rolling along channel edges, jacks busting mullet on sea walls.
Fishing Fort Lauderdale Topshotfishing Happy Day Today Mahi by Tom Zsak (12/03/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Fort Lauderdale Fl.33316 Happy Day Today Charter Fishing Bahia Mar
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 12-2-17 by Mike Gerry (12/02/2017)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] ONE OF THE BEST FALL WEEKS I HAVE BEEN A PART OF IN MANY YEARS!
SW FL-Bonita beach: Sharks, Grouper, Snapper; Sheepshead, Drum, Bream by Dave Hanson (11/30/2017)
[Bonita Beach,FL] Fishing offshore has produced red grouper, though few keepers, along with lots of nice-sized lane snapper, and some good shark action for blacknose. Inshore, larger sheepshead and drum have been biting well.
Fishing Fort Lauderdale Topshotfishing Happy Day Today Sailfish by Tom Zsak (11/30/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Happy Day Today Fort Lauderdale Fl. 33316 Charter Fishing Sailfishing
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - November wrap-up. by Jeff Rogers (11/29/2017)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - November wrap-up.........................................
Cooler Temps make for some very good fishing by John Rivers (11/27/2017)
[Tampa,FL] Fall brings cooler temps and the inshore Tampa Bay fishing heats up!
Got the Hammer by the Tail by Mike Laubscher (11/26/2017)
[Durban,KZN] . It was not long after we set our lines at about 06h00 when one of the reels started screaming with a serious bend in the rod and a big fight followed, I thought it was a large Yellowfin Tuna by the way the line went deep and about 1 hour later we found that we had tail hooked.......
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 11-25-17 by Mike Gerry (11/25/2017)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Fall fishing is hot on Lake Guntersville its time!
A good tuna in bad water by Mike Laubscher (11/21/2017)
[Durban,KZN] On the way out the port right at the South Pier we spotted a large GT of about 30Kg dashing through the swells breaking over the sand bank.
Fishing Continues to be Great! by Taylor Cowieson (11/20/2017)
[Bradenton,FL] Fishing in Sarasota bay and Tampa bay has produced a variety of catches. Fishing has been good with lots of fish being landed.
Happy Thanksgiving Space Coast Fishing Report by John Kumiski (11/19/2017)
[Orlando,FL] Fished three different places this week, with varying success. Had two good days though, with trout, flounder, redfish, and snook in the mix!
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 11-18-17 by Mike Gerry (11/18/2017)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] the lake is really picking up as we are seeing the fall feeding!
Incredible dorado action puerto vallarta by Pete Vines (11/16/2017)
[Puerto Vallarta,MM] Incredible dorado action here in Puerrto vallarta mexico happening now.
Nov 2017 Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report by Patrick Rood (11/14/2017)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] Catching redfish and other species in New Smyrna Beach and on the waters of Mosquito Lagoon.
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters Topshotfishing Happy Day Today by Tom Zsak (11/14/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Fort Lauderdale Fl. Bahia Mar 33316 Happy Day Today Charter Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing Fort Lauderdale Topshotfishing Happy Day Today by Tom Zsak (11/12/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Fort Lauderdale Fl.33316 Bahi Mar Happy Day Today Charter Fishing
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 11-11-17 by Mike Gerry (11/11/2017)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Its picking up the run to winter is here all over the lake!
Cold Front Fishing at the Beach by Rory Rorison (11/11/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] Cold front fishing at the Beach Thursday. I had Don, Robert, and Stan on the boat and we started off a little lat waiting for the rain ahead of the cold front to push through. Definitely chillier and breezier than earlier in the week, but at least it felt actually like fall.
Nice Trout Inshore; Keeper Mutton Offshore by Dave Hanson (11/09/2017)
[Bonita Beach,FL] Fishing inshore has been good, with cooler water temps bringing larger sheepshead, along with some trout and pompano. Offshore, grouper and snapper have been biting well, along with other bottom species.
Sport Fishing Fort Lauderdale Topshotfishing Happy Day Today Sailfish by Tom Zsak (11/08/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Fort Laudersdale Fl.33316 happy Day Today Charter Fishing
Saturday Fun at the Beach by Rory Rorison (11/07/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] They stayed the night at the First Cast lodge and we got an early start to try and beat some of the crowd. We headed down near Bakers Bay and got on a couple slow but steady bites. I figured it was better to stick out the slow and steady instead of looking for faster action elsewhere with so many boats out on the water.
Fall Beach Fishing Anna Maria Island is HOT by Taylor Cowieson (11/06/2017)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Large schools of bait off the beach bring the predators in to feed heavily before winter. Fast action fishing.
Offshore Fishing Report Nawty Girl Maiden Charter Durban 05-11-2017 by Mike Laubscher (11/05/2017)
[Durban,KZN] Today Nawty Girl did her first charter and it ended with pleasant results.
Fantastic Friday at the Beach by Rory Rorison (11/04/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] Fantastic Friday at the Beach for the Jim Walther group. After picking the guys up at Jims camp we made our way towards Delacroix. We started out fishing where a pass off Oak River goes into a shallow lake. Jim throws out and first bam a solid 3 pound trout was in the boat. The next two trout were just the same. It looked like it might be a monster trout slam, but that was it for there.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 11-4-17 by Mike Gerry (11/04/2017)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] The fall is still up and down but having lots of good times!
Charter Fishing Fort Lauderdale Topshotfishing Happy Day Today Sailfish by Tom Zsak (11/04/2017)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Fort Lauderdale Fl. 33316 Happy Day Today Charter Fishing
Puerto Vallarta fishing Charters November report by Pete Vines (11/02/2017)
[Puerto Vallarta,MM] Puerto vallarta fishing in November can be as hot as it get when fishng for big marlin and sailfish.
Monday meat haul at the Beach by Rory Rorison (10/31/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] Monday meat haul at the Beach for Carl and Jan Tarvin. The morning started off a little chilly, but warmed up nicely and so did the fish. We fished an area close to the house that I have not fished for a awhile and it turned out to be a good move.
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - October wrap-up. by Jeff Rogers (10/29/2017)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - October wrap-up...................................
Puerto Vallarta fishing Charters October report by Pete Vines (10/29/2017)
[Puerto Vallarta,MM] Marlin action is crazy here in Puerto Vallarta fishing charters
Crystal River, FL Fishing Action!!! by Kyle Messier (10/29/2017)
[Homosassa,FL] Great mixed bag fishing action in Crystal River and Homosassa, FL.
550 lb 1st place Marlin and PV fishing report by Daniel Cruz (10/28/2017)
[Puerto Vallarta,MM] Puerto Vallarta fishing report October 2017 Marlin, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna. All of October the big game fishing has been great. Pretty much every fishing charter offshore has been successful and we have caught big game fish whether it was Marlin, Sailfish, or Yellowfin Tuna.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 10-28-17 by Mike Gerry (10/28/2017)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] The fall has had its ups and downs but some good and some not!
Pretty day at the Beach today by Rory Rorison (10/27/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] I helped Capt. Ed run a bachelor party group. 3 jumped in my boat and the rest with Capt. Ed. They went outside looking for big reds and had fun catching and releasing most and brought back a few with some sheepshead. We hit the marsh for trout and whatever else would bite. Our first stop produced a lot of action.
October Fishing For Bradenton Inshore by Taylor Cowieson (10/27/2017)
[Bradenton,FL] This report contains information from recent charters in October and also a forecast for the end of the month fishing.
Windy Wednesday at the Beach by Rory Rorison (10/26/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] Yesterday I ran part of the Jimmy Woods group for Capt. Jakamo. The latest front left behind a chilly morning with lots of wind and a strong falling tide. We headed to a lee shoreline of an interior lake behind Hopedale and were greeted by diving birds and shrimp jumping all over the place.
Sea Bass Return tp Beach Haven by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (10/26/2017)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The black sea bass season reopened in New Jersey and the fishing was hot in Beach Haven. In addition, the canyons are holding a variety of fish.
Fall Has Arrived In Tampa Bay by John Rivers (10/25/2017)
[Tampa,FL] Fall Fishing Has Arrived In Tampa Bay, Cooler Water Temps Means Great Fishing
Warning, These Tuna Are Big! by Chandler Cataldie (10/24/2017)
[Venice,LA] This is our peek season and the fall big tuna are in the area. If you can get them to the boat before the sharks get them, you will have a trophy catch.