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Still Catching Limits on Striper by Steve Barnes (6/11/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Fishing on Lake Texoma has been outstanding the past few weeks and continues to be very good. The most consistent action has been on live shad in 40-80 foot water sometimes dropping baits to 70 foot but there is also plenty of fish that can be caught on topwater, swimbaits and slabs.
Sport Deep Sea Shark Fishing Fort Lauderdale Topshotfishing by Tom Zsak (6/11/2018)
[Fort Myers,FL] Fort Lauderdale Happy Day Day Charter Deep Sea Fishing Bahia Mar 33316
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 6-9-18 by Mike Gerry (6/09/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] the good times continue on Guntersville look for it to stay like that for a few more weeks!
Varied Action In Beach Haven by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (6/08/2018)
[Beach Haven,NJ] No one fish species is red hot in Beach Haven right now. However, the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are putting together some good catches.
Palm Beach Jupiter salt and fresh water inshore report by Craig Korczynski (6/07/2018)
[Palm Beach,FL] snook in the inlets striking DOA Lures, tarpon active during low light hours, clown knife fish striking shiners near drop offs.
Palm Beach Jupiter salt and fresh water inshore report by Craig Korczynski (6/07/2018)
[Palm Beach,FL] snook in the inlets striking DOA Lures, tarpon active during low light hours, clown knife fish striking shiners near drop offs.
Tuna Fishing Fort Lauderdale Happy Day Today by Tom Zsak (6/07/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fort Lauderdale Fl.33316 Happy Day Today Charter Deep Sea Fishing
Milwaukee, Pounding Coho On Flies! by Jim Hirt (6/06/2018)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish are in the colder water out over 80 feet. We fished east west out to 160 feet with steady action all day. We did not get out over 160 feet of water yesterday. Have a great fishing season
Rockfish and Mako Sharks In San Diego by Chris Coletta (6/05/2018)
[San Diego,CA] It's that time of the year again, where the mako sharks are on the tail of our catch. We are ready for them.
Summer madness “grouper snapper cobia” by Rafael Mayans (6/04/2018)
[Miami,FL] It was really a tough week we sat in for a few days we were going crazy in the cabin waiting for the wind to die down and the rain to finally move on , Once we get the break we will head out and do some bottom fishing I told Sheldon so let’s troll the reef .....
TARPON TIME!! by Kyle Messier (6/04/2018)
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 6-2-18 by Mike Gerry (6/02/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Fishing remains strong on guntersville high water made for some slowing!
Fishing Fort Lauderdale Topshotfishing Happy Day Today by Tom Zsak (6/02/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fort Lauderdale Fl. 33316 Happy Day Today Deep Sea Charter Fishing
Shark, grouper, lanes & rains! by Dave Hanson (6/01/2018)
[Bonita Beach,FL] We have lost several fishing trips over the past couple of rainy weeks, thanks to Tropical Storm Alberto hanging over our area. But the fishing we got to do was good!
Fluke Arrive In Beach Haven by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (6/01/2018)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Fluke season opened in New Jersey and the captains of the BHCFA got in on the action right away. In addition, the black sea bass fishing on the inshore wrecks and reefs is hot.
The last weeks Fishing by Mike Laubscher (5/31/2018)
[Durban,KZN] After taking some time off it is back to fishing, the last week has seen the water temperature off Durban go cold with today being 21.6deg.C. The last few trips have seen nice days but the mornings are getting cold and chilly so one has to layer up
Palm Beach Jupiter salt and fresh water inshore report by Craig Korczynski (5/31/2018)
[Palm Beach,FL] Snook in the inlets, tarpon along the beaches, peacock bass active striking surface lures
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - May wrap-up. by Jeff Rogers (5/31/2018)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - May wrap-up.......................
Charleston Redfish Action! by Michael Bales (5/30/2018)
[Charleston,SC] Excellent fishing In and around Historic Charleston South Carolina.
Tuna Deep Sea Fishing Fort Lauderedale Topshotfishing by Tom Zsak (5/30/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Terry and Pete Born, along with their friends, Kathy and Carol, chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL.   The conditions were cloudy and overcast with easterly winds, which are my favorite conditions for Tuna fishing.  
may fishing report by kenny way (5/29/2018)
[Pensacola,FL] May has been a great month of fishing for us in the panhandle and June is coming fast with out local snapper season set to open next week.
Funky Weather Friday at Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (5/29/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Funky weather Friday at Shell Beach. When the David Broussard group showed up at the dock there was quite a light show going on in the area. Good thing was most of it was clearing out as we pulled out the slip. With the wind blowing a bit too much to get out to the Sound and plenty of storms in the area we set up in a semi protected area off the MRGO.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 5-26-18 by Mike Gerry (5/26/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Guntersville is fishing the best in many years June will be terrific.
Shark Fishing Ft Lauderdale Deep Sea by Tom Zsak (5/25/2018)
[Fort Myers,FL] Fort Lauderdale Fl. 33316 Happy Day Today Charter Deep Sea Fishing Bahi Mar
Slammed Them Today at Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (5/24/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] I had the Renshaw group from Atlanta today and it was not a typical trip for them. Generally when Brian comes to town the wind blows like no one business, but today it was clam as could be. We ran out into the Sound and got on a decent trout bite putting close to 60 in before it died.
May2018 Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry New Smyrna Daytona Bch Area by Michael Savedow (5/23/2018)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] Summer is here, water temps are up, fish become more spread out through the backcountry on on the flats, more bait fish schools attract game fish.
Lake Texoma - Catching Limits & Some Big Fish by Steve Barnes (5/22/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] This is the time of year for less experienced anglers to get in on the action. May and June are prime time for fishing live bait and limits of fish can be expected on almost every trip.
Tough Tuesday at Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (5/21/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Tough Tuesday at Shell Beach with the Jim Walther group. I say tough, but it really was not. We started off at a small rig in Eloi and got a decent trout bite going. The trout were not quite as nice as the day before and there were a lot of croakers and white trout mixed with the throwbacks. With the wind dead calm and the tide moving so we headed to the Sound to look for the big trout Jim likes.
Milwaukee, Coho Season Has Arrived! by Jim Hirt (5/21/2018)
[Milwaukee,WI] It was mostly a 00 dodgers and Howie fly bite with a few fish on spoons. The pattern hasn’t changed. A mixed bag of Coho, and Chinooks with limits possible
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Trolling Mahi by Tom Zsak (5/21/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] With four Bonitos and a total of 12 Mahi Mahi’s, it was now time to head back to the dock.  The anglers retired into the a/c salon and enjoyed the relaxing trip back to the dock
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 5-19-18 by Mike Gerry (5/19/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Improving conditions and the May that we remember is on on!
Kings and tuna day by Rafael Mayans (5/19/2018)
[Miami,FL] Fishing is Exciting every time you head out you just never know what you’re going to catch here in Miami is very unpredictable you could be fighting fish for 10 minutes or for more than four hours
Palm Beach Jupiter salt and fresh water inshore report by Craig Korczynski (5/18/2018)
[Palm Beach,FL] Snook season closes June 1st, tarpon along the beaches and inlets, peacock bass striking popper flies.
Monday Trout Haul at Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (5/17/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Monday Trout haul at Shell Beach. I had the Tim Bonura group onboard. Conditions were nice, so we headed straight out into to the Sound. We made only one stop at a small wellhead. The Trout bite would start and stop, but we stuck with it and were done by 11.  Campo’s live shrimp 3’ under a cork did the damage. 
Late reports for the end of April from Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (5/16/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] A couple of late reports for the end of April from Shell Beach. Both days we had to deal with wind and really low water limiting our options, but dealing with the hand we were dealt we ended up with full boxes of fish.
A Deep Sea Fishing Adventure by Joe Osborne (5/14/2018)
[Durban,KZN] A great deep sea fishing trip during which time we met wonderful people from the United States of America
May 2018 Mosquito Lagoon and New Smyrna Beach Fishing Report by Patrick Rood (5/14/2018)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] The bite has been hot in New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon. The up coming weather is looking a little soggy for a few days though.
Beach Haven Junior Mates Program by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (5/13/2018)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association is sponsoring a junior mates prgram for teenagers. The young men and women will learn about fishing with the possible goal of becoming certified mates.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 5-12-18 by Mike Gerry (5/12/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Some changes for may that are not typical of one of the best months of the year.
A tough day by Mike Laubscher (5/12/2018)
[Durban,KZN] We went all the way past Umdloti and only managed 2 bonnies and then we started doing some bottom fishing up North and made our way back to Durban reef by reef. The sinkers were ice cold
Palm Beach Jupiter salt and fresh water inshore report by Craig Korczynski (5/11/2018)
[Palm Beach,FL] Snook along docks and seawalls. Tarpon active in the inlets, flats holding snook, trout, reds and snapper.
Sport Fishing Fort Lauderdale Tuna by Tom Zsak (5/11/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fort Lauderdale Fl. Happy Day Today
Puerto Vallarta fishing report May by Pete Vines (5/08/2018)
[Puerto Vallarta,MM] Puerto vallarta fishing report May action
May Is Off To A Great Start In San Diego by Chris Coletta (5/08/2018)
[San Diego,CA] The fishing has been a mixed bag daily, but one thing that is consistent is that our anglers are having a great time!
Springtime king fishing by Rafael Mayans (5/07/2018)
[Miami,FL] Every year around this time we have our spring run of king mackerel heading north, We anticipate this run every year some of us live bait for them or troll but either way both are effective so get ready to have some really steady action and as the months go by and we get further in the summer the fishing just seems to get better and like they always say “only on the seagrass “
Canyon Lake, Texas Striped Bass Report by Steve Nixon (5/07/2018)
[Canyon Lake,TX] The fish catching has been on fire with stable weather and water temps climbing.
Short Mini Deep Trip by Mike Laubscher (5/06/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Strange current direction again today but the water was nice and blue compared to green yesterday. It is chilly in the mornings but today warmed up quickly. Water temperature is dropping as we head into winter now. We trolled just over an hour on our way to the reef to see if we could get a nice Tuna
New Smyrna Daytona Beach Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry by Michael Savedow (5/06/2018)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] Spring is winding down with summer catching patterns coming into the scene, steady action from Seatrout, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish, plus a few Snook and Redfish .
Short Backline Trip by Mike Laubscher (5/05/2018)
[Durban,KZN] We had a short light tackle backline trip this morning but the dredger was busy in that area so I decided to go on the South side a little deeper.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 5-5-18 by Mike Gerry (5/05/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] It couldn't be any better on guntersville, its the best!
It Catching Time - Bagging Striper Limits Daily by Steve Barnes (5/04/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Capt Steve Looks like we have finally moved into the catching season where limits of striper can be expected on almost every trip! Fish have moved up on ledges , humps, and points from 3-40 foot water depths. I’m leaning towards live bait as the preferred method now but you can still catch them in shallow water on swim baits and topwater lures,
Palm Beach Jupiter salt and fresh water inshore report by Craig Korczynski (4/29/2018)
[Palm Beach,FL] Snook alond docsk and seawalls, tarpon along the beaches, peacock bass active and taking live shiners.
Some good bottom fishing by Mike Laubscher (4/29/2018)
[Durban,KZN] no game fish but did see a Sailfish jump in the same area on both days.
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - April wrap-up. by Jeff Rogers (4/29/2018)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - April wrap-up...............................
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 4-28-18 by Mike Gerry (4/28/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Fishing is great and getting better on Guntersville!
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Snapper bite is hot; red tide is a bummer by Dave Hanson (4/28/2018)
[Bonita Beach,FL] Fishing offshore when calm enough has been very productive for all kinds of snapper, as well as red grouper (shorts0 and many other bottom varieties. Inshore fishing was good until red tide intruded on our bays and estuaries.
Sail Fishing Fort Lauderdale by Tom Zsak (4/28/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Our spread of baits were 4 surface Ballyhoos and two deep plainer lines with sea witch and Bonito strips.  We headed in and of out the reef structure, working over good areas which held bait.  The first strike we had was just on top of a rock pile structure, and it hit the long deep plainer bait 6 times before finally getting hooked. 
Last trips of 40 something by Mike Laubscher (4/25/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Our last 2 trips were half-day trips starting early morning and both days had a screaming reverse current making fishing very difficult even with nice flat seas. Mornings are getting chilly now and there is dew on the cars parked outside early every morning of late and so the signs are that we are well into autumn now and that winter is coming.
Miami Beach offshore super slam by Rafael Mayans (4/24/2018)
[Miami,FL] Talking about crushing fish we had a spectacular day deep-sea fishing . It was action-packed right from the beginning all the way to the end, Fishing the Gulf Stream really has its perks!!
Yellowfin Tuna Fishing in Venice LA Forecast June & July by Chandler Cataldie (4/23/2018)
[Venice,LA] The tuna fishing has started to really pick up, in fact we are in full swing!  We are catching them solid.  Having quality bait has been the difference including fresh pogies and hardtails.   After you catch bait, we blast out to the floating oil rigs and fish until about noon and then we go sword fishing unless you want to tuna fish all day long.
Fishing Action in Crystal River, FL by Kyle Messier (4/22/2018)
[Homosassa,FL] Awesome inshore fishing action along Florida's West Coast.
Offshore fish report 4-10-18 by Alan Clowers (4/22/2018)
[San Diego,CA] Coranado island fish report for yellowtail and Rock cod . Good fish for both yelliwtail and Rock cod .. now is the time to book your private charter ... tight lines Captain Clowers .
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 4-21-18 by Mike Gerry (4/21/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] The week was great the weather was tough but we caught fish!
20 April Clarks Hill Report by Tony Shepherd (4/21/2018)
[Lake Clarks Hill,GA] Current Spring conditions on one of the best lakes in the country. Come visit.
Lake Texoma April 20th by Steve Barnes (4/20/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Fishing has been pretty tough with the wind and below average temps but it can’t stay windy and cold forever so we have some great fishing to look forward to. I believe a good number of our larger fish have moved from the lake up into the Red and Washita rivers to spawn, they usually show up back in the lake about the second week of May.
Kite Fishing With Goggle Eyes For Mahi, Sailfish and More by Tom Zsak (4/20/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL]  We started trolling by the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale in 120 ft of water 1.8 miles from shore.  We put out two kites with two live Goggle Eyes from each kite.  We also put a dead Bonita bait 100 ft. down and another 200 ft. down on the bottom.  Our target species were Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Shark and Grouper.  
First trip of season finds the Bass biting by Karl McKenna (4/19/2018)
[Raritan Bay,NJ] First trip of 2018 found bass in Raritan bay
Puerto Vallarta fishing report April by Pete Vines (4/18/2018)
[Puerto Vallarta,MM] Big baits means big fish in Puerto Vallarta fishing
Miami Kingfishing by Rafael Mayans (4/18/2018)
[Miami,FL] A great way to catch Kingfish here in Miami is by trolling Planers and fishing for these fish in mid water depth
Miami Mahi-mahi Fishing by Rafael Mayans (4/16/2018)
[Miami,FL] Miami deep-sea fishing is great way for the family to spend the day together especially on vacation , so if it’s either family time or team building with the guys a Deep-sea fishing charter is the way to go
Tuna on the bite today - Great fun on light tackle by Mike Laubscher (4/15/2018)
[Durban,KZN] The Tuna had their own plans for us and we had non-stop Tuna action for most of the trip with 14 hook ups and landing .....
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 3-14/18 by Mike Gerry (4/14/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Guntersville with few exceptions is fishing really good!
Good Tuna and Wahoo by Mike Laubscher (4/13/2018)
[Durban,KZN] We launched this morning into a strong NE wind that the forecast said would die out early and the day was supposed to be stunning, but it did not happen
Fun Family Fishing Trip by Mike Laubscher (4/11/2018)
[Durban,KZN] In the end the whole family had a great day out with a lot of fun even though there was a little rain from time to time.
Deep Sea Fishing Fort Lauderdale y Wahoo by Tom Zsak (4/11/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.comFort Lauderdale Fl.33316 Happy Day Today Sport Deep Sea fishing
April 2018 Mosquito Lagoon and New Smyrna Beach Fishing Report by Patrick Rood (4/09/2018)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] The fish have been chewing on Mosquito Lagoon and around the New Smyrna Beach area.
Black Marlin 3-2-1 - Released by Mike Laubscher (4/09/2018)
[Durban,KZN] What a day we had today, we launched this morning to look for a Marlin into a 12knot NE wind which just got stronger as the day went on until it peaked at about 28knots. Water was warm and light green. We headed about 70km out to our selected grounds
Clarks hill- lake thurmond fishing report by Tony Shepherd (4/09/2018)
[Lake Clarks Hill,GA] current Spring fishing conditions on Clarks Hill Lake
Fat Redfish & Trout In Galveston Bay by Chad Handley (4/09/2018)
[Galveston,TX] The water temperature are warming up and the fish are fat!
Crocodile Bay Costa Rica Fishing Report, March 2018 by Todd Staley (4/09/2018)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] This year we have seen the marlin stick around and we are catching yellowfin tuna two or three days a week. In the past five days we have released two marlin over three hundred pounds and caught fourteen tuna. There has been a good concentration of bait offshore and the predators have been taking advantage of it. Big schools of dolphin, tuna, manta rays and flocks of sea birds have all been hitting the bait balls.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Big game and Tablefare by Dave Hanson (4/08/2018)
[Bonita Beach,FL] Fishing has been tricky, due to lots of windy days, but juggling inshore with offshore days, depending upon conditions, has yielded good catches in both places.
Shell Beach Head Hunting by Rory Rorison (4/07/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Friday Stephen LaCoste and his sons Cole and Christian joined me for a run into the Sound. There was a little chop on the way out, but it calmed down and got slick as we got further out. The first rig we hit started out slow with way too many catfish. We made a move and found another rig that looked to be holding fish and tried it out.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 4-7-18 by Mike Gerry (4/07/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] it's been a great year on Guntersville, the lake is producing!
Sharks on Light Spinning Tackle. by Mike Laubscher (4/04/2018)
[Durban,KZN] These are fun trips for a family outing just to enjoy each other outdoors and have a blast, not serious fishing
Dorado on the bite today by Mike Laubscher (4/04/2018)
[Durban,KZN] The sea was calm and flat, like glass, it was too nice, it is the conditions we always dream about and when we actually get to fish these days which happen so seldom one has to change ones tactics to get more action on the lures
Big Fish Beat Down in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (4/03/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Big fish beat down in Shell Beach today with the Chad Bilotti group from Atlanta. Today started out a little windier than yesterday and I was not sure we could get out in the Sound, but it was not too bad. Our first stop started off slow with a bunch of catfish.
Lake Texoma Striper Report Apr 3, 2018 - Capt Steve by Steve Barnes (4/03/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] by Capt Steve Lake Texoma Fishing Report Tuesday April 3,2018. Lake elevation is 616.51 and water temp at the dam is 58 degrees. Fishing this time of year is up and down much like the weather but it's like anything else in life you have to take a risk for the big rewards.
The Taxman cometh and taketh away. by Mike Laubscher (4/03/2018)
[Durban,KZN] then a little further out I saw schools of bait fish, I had just gone over a known pinnacle when I saw bait fish flying on my right and some big swirls and I swung the boat towards this and it was not long before the shot gun went
Shell Beach Meat Haul by Rory Rorison (4/02/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Shell Beach meat haul today. The Royce family were my guests of the day and a good day it way. The weather was perfect so we headed deep into the Sound. We made two stops and filled the boat with fish and let a bunch go for another day.
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - March wrap-up. by Jeff Rogers (3/31/2018)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - March wrap-up.....................................
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 3-31-18 by Mike Gerry (3/31/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] fishing slowed some full moon on its way so it will pick up soon.
Kids Fishing - 3 Generations and over 200 fish by Mike Laubscher (3/31/2018)
[Durban,KZN] He had a whale of a time and caught 44 fish with over
Mar2018 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Backcountry by Michael Savedow (3/31/2018)
[Daytona Beach,FL] Catching fish through the ups and downs of water temperature changes during this winter / spring period on Mosquito Lagoon
Two Dolly Birds and a Hoo. by Mike Laubscher (3/29/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Today I had the pleasure of hosting one of my oldest and longest standing customers and his 7yr old son who has been booking charters with me since my first small charter boat 10 years ago. Over many trips and years we are good friends. It was really great trying to remember all the different trips over the years.
5hrs, 4 Countries, 3 Fish. by Mike Laubscher (3/27/2018)
[Durban,KZN] We had an interesting group of guys today from 4 countries to attend a wedding. Belgium, Australia, UK. We launched at 06h00 for a short 5hr charter, by 07h30 we already had 2 x
Good Bottoms in a Strong Current by Mike Laubscher (3/25/2018)
[Durban,KZN] the west wind was blowing stiff with a small but choppy sea we made our way out to look for some game fish. The reverse current was screaming at 6 knots
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 3-24-18 by Mike Gerry (3/24/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] It keeps getting better and better, you can't go wrong!
Lake Texoma Srriper Fishing Report March 20, 2018 by Steve Barnes (3/22/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Larger fish are in a pre-spawn pattern and staged up on shallow structure in 10-25 foot. Lots of big striper caught last week and the pattern should hold thru early April. Trolling and casting swimbaits and A-rigs in the usual colors,chartruse and glow.
Clarks hill- lake thurmond fishing report by Tony Shepherd (3/22/2018)
[Lake Clarks Hill,GA] 21 March Early Spring success for Striped bass and Hybrid stripers on Clark's Hill Lake.
Thursday Trout haul at #ShellBeach by Rory Rorison (3/19/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Most of the action lately has been on Sheepshead and Bull Reds out in Breton Sound. The action has been crazy fast and the catching as easy as it gets. My crew yesterday, Joe and Paul, wanted to look for some speckled trout on the edge of The Sound. With the fish still transitioning to their spring hangouts the trout were very scattered.