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Trout Fishing Reports
    Fishing Continues to be Outstanding! by Tim Rushing (2019-08-23 08:09:42)
    [Naples] As August has settled into the full fledged dog days of hot muggy weather mixed with rain, the traditional Southwest Florida fishing patterns have settled in as well. The bait is still readily available to get, but has gotten smaller, and we are getting it along the beaches. In spite of my normal instincts to go out to the bait wrecks and get the bigger baits, the old adage 'Elephants like peanuts' has seemed to become the norm on our trips the past few weeks.
    August 2019 Daytona New Smyrna Beach Backcountry by Michael Savedow (2019-08-10 06:57:45)
    [Daytona Beach] Has been a great summer on Mosquito Lagoon now looking forward to the start of fall with the seasonal migration of game fish and bait fish coming down the Florida coast line.
    Good action on the deep grass flats in north Sarasota Bay by Jim Klopfer (2019-08-03 08:43:29)
    [Sarasota] Summer rains have the water temperature down a few degrees and fish have responded. Trout, bluefish, mackerel, and more are hitting jigs while drifting the flats.
    One Stop Shopping in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-07-27 20:41:55)
    [Shell Beach] One stop shopping in Shell Beach. Today I had the Kirk’s Tire and Accessories gang of Kirk, KB, Blake, and David on the Blazer Bay. We opted to go for redfish and it was a good move, even though the calm winds were tempting for a trout run.
    Trout r biting by Captain Brian Sherman (2019-07-25 17:49:15)
    [Venice] 50 trout, 12 reds, 3 black drum and 2 sheepies py 10 am.
    Crab Man Hits Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-07-24 19:09:18)
    [Shell Beach] Monday I had Alvin Crab Man Royce and his son Justus out to look for some trout before school starts up again. Conditions were nice, but the bite was tough for us. We started out wasting a lot of bait at the Rocks.
    Breezy Day Two in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-07-12 13:12:15)
    [Shell Beach] Breezy day two in Shell Beach. Tuesday was day two for Forrest and Robert. We tried to get on the trout early like the day before, but the winds were just too high. We managed to put 12 good trout in the box, before giving up on the trout.
    Speckled Monday at Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-07-10 13:42:35)
    [Shell Beach] Speckled Monday at Shell Beach. Forrest Fife brought Monroe radio personality Robert DjWorm Jarvis down for his first taste of the salt marsh. We started out looking for trout and got on a good bite right off the bat.
    One of Those Days at the Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-06-27 07:15:37)
    [Shell Beach] One of those days at the Beach. Tuesday I had Oneofthepack and Big Leon on the Blazer Bay. Our goal was to fish deep in the Sound for trout. The wind was a little more than forecast, but not too bad. We made several moves and covered a lot of water.
    Good action on the deep grass flats in Sarasota by Jim Klopfer (2019-06-23 14:43:28)
    [Sarasota] Action has been good for a variety of species on the deep grass flats. Clients on Sarasota fishing charters landed a variety of species casting jigs. The best bite has been early; it is quite warm by lunch time!
    June 2019 Mosquito Lagoon New Smyrna Daytona Beach Backcountry by Michael Savedow (2019-06-23 08:04:09)
    [Mosquito Lagoon] Summer fishing with warm water, lots of bait fish, many variety of fish species in the back waters at Mosquito Lagoon, seatrout, snook, black drum, redfish, mangrove snapper, jack crevalle all fun rod bending fish.
    Reds on the Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-06-21 18:51:04)
    [Shell Beach] Reds on the Beach. I picked Kevin Rome and 4 of his friends in Fort Beauregard. It was a little too breezy to chase trout outside, so to the marsh we headed. Things started out a little slow, picking up a few keepers, but mostly rat reds.
    Thursday in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-06-20 19:32:29)
    [Shell Beach] Thursday at the Beach I had the pleasure of fishing with Tommy and Quinn Morrison. The guys wanted to chase Redfish in the marsh and it was a good call. At our first stop we got on a good bite that picked up as a rain shower passed over.
    Wednesday Shell Beach Meat Haul by Rory Rorison (2019-06-19 19:28:01)
    [Shell Beach] Wednesday Shell Beach meat haul. Forrest Fife brought his buddy Sean Stuckey down to The Beach from Monroe, LA for his first inshore trip. Sean has done plenty fishing, but not inshore saltwater. Funny thing is we caught plenty familiar freshwater along with limits of Reds.
    Speckled Trout Tuesday in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-06-18 18:18:43)
    [Shell Beach] Speckled trout Tuesday in Shell Beach. Today I had Dr Steve Slaton and family onboard. They really wanted Trout, so we gave that a try first. The wind made things a little sporty, but the trout did not care today.
    Windy Reds in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-06-11 18:48:07)
    [Shell Beach] Windy reds in Shell Beach. Today was day one for the Mike Drake group. With the wind blowing 20 out the NE trout were out of the question, so we headed into the marsh to chase redfish. It was never a fast crazy bite, but steady enough to keep us around and the guys filled the box with limits of reds.
    Last Saturday in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-06-07 15:12:46)
    [Shell Beach] Last Saturday in Shell Beach was not an easy one. Jamey Sandefur and family were all set to chase trout out in the Sound. I whacked them pretty good the day before, so we pounded it out to the same area. We moved around quite a bit and never got a bite besides ladyfish. We bounced around a few other spots while talking other striking out too.
    Speck Slam in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-06-03 20:35:01)
    [Shell Beach] Speck slam in Shell Beach. Friday I had the Jim Walther group onboard. They only wanted trout, and fr a change the wind was not howling, so it was deep into the Sound we went. We had a slow bite going at our first stop, but these were really nice sized trout. After that fizzled out we move a couple miles away, and the Trout went nuts.
    May 2019 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Mosquito Lagoon by Michael Savedow (2019-05-25 08:12:21)
    [Daytona Beach] Summer has arrived on the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon, lots more bait fish, summer species joining our year round fish, catching seatrout, black drum, jack crevalle and many other species.
    Switching Gears in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-05-25 06:38:13)
    [Shell Beach] Switching gears in Shell Beach. Yesterday I had the Blaise Ernts group all set for a Trout haul out deep into the Sound. As usual the weatherman lied. The forecast 5-10 was a steady 15+. After pounding it out and bouncing around with only a few trout to show for it was time to make the switch.
    Plan B in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-05-22 14:17:17)
    [Shell Beach] Plan B in Shell Beach. Yesterday I had Reggie and Pat Hayes on the Blazer Bay. We left Campo’s with intentions of chasing Trout in the Sound. As we headed out the winds were picking up so we had to stop short on the edge. The guys managed to put some trout on ice, but it was tough in the dirty water.
    Saturday in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-05-22 10:52:24)
    [Shell Beach] Saturday in Shell Beach I took out Don, David, and Mark. They were in town from different parts of the country on business and wanted to get out on the water. Since the wind was blowing first thing in the morning we stayed in the marsh focusing on Redfish or whatever else bit. You name it, if it swims in the marsh, they caught it.
    Friday Grind in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-05-18 19:20:02)
    [Shell Beach] Friday grind in Shell Beach. My guests for the day were Keith, Matt, and Jimmy. Things started out a little tough. First my bait well was not working, and after getting that going getting bait was an issue. Now with a delayed start, but with bait we ran straight out to the Sound in pretty conditions only to find boat all over everywhere I wanted to stop. After settling at a rig we caught plenty big Spanish Mackerel and Bull Reds.
    Fishing Tampa Bay Waters by Woody Gore (2019-05-16 14:56:31)
    [Tampa] FWC extends red tide fisheries conservation measures extended several fisheries management conservation measures for red drum, snook and spotted seatrout in areas of southwest Florida. Learn more at MyFWC.com/Marine The closure extension for red drum, snook and spotted seatrout will go into effect May 11 thru 2020 and will apply from the Pasco-Hernando county line south (including all waters of Tampa Bay) through Gordon Pass in Collier County.
    Milwaukee Fishing! Gaps For Success by Jim Hirt (2019-05-16 13:02:14)
    [Milwaukee] Early May fishing is good. Most of our charter trips are catching 8 to 10 fish. Mostly Browns with some Rainbows and Coho. Not much has changed since the last report. Plenty of cold weather and rain has slowed catch rates with fewer anglers on the water
    Nonstop Reds in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-05-15 19:43:47)
    [Shell Beach] Nonstop reds in Shell Beach today. Today I had Forrest Fife, and his friend Joe on the Blazer Bay. It was nice and calm this morning as we pulled out of Campo’s. I had thoughts of big Sound trout dancing in my head, but my guys wanted to go chase reds in the marsh instead. Fine with me, because it is all about what my client wants to do.
    Cold, but the fish are Snapping! by Todd Sheltra (2019-05-11 09:31:59)
    [Lake Ontario] Great people, and great fishing is the name of the game. We may be cold, but we are having a blast!
    Had to Work for Them Wednesday at Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-05-09 20:11:37)
    [Shell Beach] Had to work for them Wednesday in Shell Beach. I helped Capt. Ed out with a group from Florida. The rat reds were thick with the keepers playing tough to get, but we fished on through it to fill the cleaning table.
    Milwaukee Fishing, Always Hot In Spring! by Jim Hirt (2019-05-06 22:37:19)
    [Milwaukee] Early May fishing is very good. Most of our charter trips are catching 10 to 12 fish. Mostly Browns with some Rainbows and Coho. We fished sunny skies on Saturday with the wind out of the northeast at 5-10 mph. Sunday a southwest wind cooled down the water and the action moved higher in the water column.
    Speckled Monday at The Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-05-01 20:05:33)
    [Shell Beach] Speckled Monday at The Beach. My guest for the day was Norman Tabor from Boston, Mass. It has been a good while since I have targeted trout, but today conditions were semi favorable so we gave them a shot first. Our first stop started off rather slow. We caught some nice trout, but just too slow of a bite.
    Fun Wednesday in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-04-26 18:19:46)
    [Shell Beach] ​​Fun Wednesday in Shell Beach. Pat Comiskey and his son Brian were my guests on the Blazer Bay. They have fished with me plenty over the years and they are a lot of fun, keeping me laughing all day. It was a little windier than I expected so we went straight to plan Redfish.
    April 2019 New Smyrna Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry Daytona Orlando by Michael Savedow (2019-04-16 08:02:41)
    [Mosquito Lagoon] Spring in Mosquito Lagoon backcountry is alive with migratory species joining the local fish species which are here year round, making for a wide variety of the mixed bag, Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish and more.
    Crystal River Florida Fishing Report by Kyle Messier (2019-04-14 14:52:53)
    [Homosassa] The Crystal River and Homosassa areas are starting to heat up with some of the best inshore and nearshore action found in Florida.
    March 2019 Daytona New Smyrna Beach Mosquito Lagoon by Michael Savedow (2019-03-27 20:22:19)
    [Daytona Beach] Spring is arriving to the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon backcountry at New Smyrna Beach, water temperatures are rising and coastal migratory game fish and bait fish are returning from the south.
    Bachelor Party Redfish Beat Down by Rory Rorison (2019-03-25 23:09:40)
    [Shell Beach] Bachelor party redfish beat down at Shell Beach. Last Friday I helped run part of a 3 boat trip for a group of guys from Texas in town for a bachelor party. Conditions were pretty nasty and there was rain on the way. We got lucky on the rain since it broke up passed around us, but we sure caught the wind.
    Shell Beach Redfish Slam by Rory Rorison (2019-03-23 21:33:48)
    [Shell Beach] Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of fishing with David Deutsch and his sons. A strong cold front barreled through the night before leaving behind a lot of wind and cold temps that dropped all day. I told the guys to bundle up and like the experienced fishermen they were they dressed for the occasion. They have done a lot of fishing, just never down here in Louisiana.
    Crystal River Florida Fishing Action by Kyle Messier (2019-03-17 15:21:13)
    [Homosassa] Move over winter our spring season is about to kick it into high gear. With warming weather comes plenty of angling opportunities.
    Girls Beat the Boys in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-03-13 19:47:31)
    [Shell Beach] Girls beat the boys in Shell Beach. Saturday I ran a two boat trip with Capt. Gabe. We had a group of 10 and the boys hopped on my boat and the girls with Capt. Gabe. It started off pretty calm but the winds were going to be picking up so opted to stay in the marsh and it was a good thing we did as the winds picked up as the morning went on.
    March 2019 Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry New Smyrna Daytona Beach by Michael Savedow (2019-03-10 17:48:55)
    [Mosquito Lagoon] Water temperatures are on the rise now in late winter scattering the fish out of their winter holes, also our coastal migratory game fish and bait species are returning as they move back north along Florida's east coast.
    Shell Beach Meat Haul by Rory Rorison (2019-03-09 19:46:29)
    [Shell Beach] Shell Beach meat haul. Yesterday I help Capt. Ed with a two boat trip for a group from Texas. With calm conditions we made the run out into the Sound. We hopped around a few wellheads and got on some good bites of big reds and lots of sheepshead.
    Sarasota Fishing Report March by Marc Laurin (2019-03-08 11:48:33)
    [Sarasota] Clients fishing with me out of Boca Grande/Charlotte harbor caught seatrout up to 20 inches, snook, redfish, seatrout, pompano, jack crevalle and more
    Live Crystal River Fishing Report by Kyle Messier (2019-02-03 15:53:42)
    [Homosassa] Crystal River, FL is starting to finally thaw out and the fishing is beginning to heat up.
    Jan 2019 New Smyrna Beach Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry by Michael Savedow (2019-01-29 11:19:45)
    [Mosquito Lagoon] Winter pattern is set in place with cold clear water, visibility down to 6 feet in the back waters, catching Seatrout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Bluefish, Redfish and more in the Lagoon and Indian River backcountry.
    December 2018 Mosquito Lagoon Fishing by Patrick Rood (2018-12-18 09:15:35)
    [Mosquito Lagoon] Fishing conditions from New Smyrna Beach FL south through Mosquito Lagoon. Targeting redfish,Trout,and blackdrum.
    Dec 2018 New Smyrna Backcountry Mosquito Lagoon Daytona Bch by Michael Savedow (2018-12-16 12:26:17)
    [Mosquito Lagoon] Winter fishing is here with cold water temperatures, winter patterns with schooling fish in holes and channels, and sunshine bringing fish to the flats.
    Nov 2018 New Smyrna Daytona Mosquito Lagoon by Michael Savedow (2018-11-28 09:05:58)
    [Daytona Beach] Winter has arrived for backcountry catching at Mosquito Lagoon and New Smyrna Beach, winter species like Sheepshead, Bluefish and Black Drum are showing up in catches.
    Spooky Specks at Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2018-11-01 06:01:07)
    [Shell Beach] Yesterday I had Jim Walther and his two guests Clint and Clint on the Blazer Bay. The wind was howling when I picked them up at Jim’s camp and the tide was still rising though it should have been falling. We found some birds working in a pass between two lagoons and the guys went to work.
    Friday Fall Fishing at Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2018-10-26 20:21:13)
    [Shell Beach] Friday fall fishing at Shell Beach. Today I helped Capt. Mark running 4 guys from Texas for him today. It was chilly, the NW wind howling and the tide was falling super hard. The guys said they wanted reds and reds they got.
    Windy Wednesday at Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2018-10-26 19:43:00)
    [Shell Beach] Windy Wednesday at Shell Beach. I picked up the Jim Walther and his quests David and Larry at Jim’s camp and off we went to find some trout though expectations were not high. The wind was blowing ridiculously hard out the ENE. We found some birds diving in a bayou and the guys put some trout in boat weeding through a lot of through back.
    Saturday at Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2018-10-24 18:19:59)
    [Shell Beach] Last Saturday at Shell Beach I had the Jamey Sandefur, his dad Doc, along with Grace, Brook, and Jim. It was a super foggy boat ride to our first stop where we got on a decent trout bite till some idiot in a tower boat came flying through right over our fish.
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