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Trout Fishing Reports
    Super Star Kid Anglers by Kyle Messier (2020-10-18 14:03:18)
    [Homosassa] Couple of great weeks fishing with some incredible young anglers here along the Nature Coast.
    New Smyrna Beach Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry by Michael Savedow (2020-10-18 08:41:46)
    [Mosquito Lagoon] Fall 2020 is here, east breezes and lower temperatures feel great after our long Florida summer. Water temps are down a little, water levels up with the easterly flow. Surface striking game fish in the mornings are fun sight casting and catching with Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish and Bluefish.
    Back to the Beach Today by Rory Rorison (2020-09-26 19:10:47)
    [Shell Beach] Back to the Beach today. Between the steady stream of storms and some needed maintenance for both me and the boat, I have been off the water for a few weeks. I brought the boat back down to Shell Beach yesterday and my buddy Paul gave me a hand, so we just had to go wet a line. In a couple hours we limited out on reds and picked up a dozen trout.
    Aug 2020 New Smyrna Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry by Michael Savedow (2020-08-27 08:24:44)
    [Daytona Beach] Summer 2020 is winding down, early signs of the fall baitfish migration begins with schooling game fish following behind showing up striking bait on surface with fun sight catching of Jack Crevalle the first to arrive.
    Working Hard in the 'Glades by Mo Estevez (2020-08-16 10:24:02)
    [Flamingo] This afternoon trip had high water temps and it started off slow but I got it turned around.
    Tough, but Fun Sunday in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2020-08-11 18:11:20)
    [Shell Beach] Tough, but fun Sunday in Shell Beach. Sunday, I had Anthony, John, Angelo, and Jaden out on the Blazer Bay to catch some speckled trout. We got to our first stop at a reef I have been doing well on and there was a boat tied up to a pole right on the hot spot. We had lots of action, but few keepers to show for.
    Fast Trout Bite in Shell Beach Tuesday by Rory Rorison (2020-08-06 09:32:53)
    [Shell Beach] Fast trout bite in Shell Beach Tuesday with Pete Schmedtje and his son Elliot. The day started out as one of those days when nothing goes right, from flat tire on truck, to baitwell pumps not working. Then the wind that was blowing harder than predicted, but things got better from there.
    Last Thursday in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2020-08-05 18:27:29)
    [Shell Beach] Last Thursday in Shell Beach I had the Jim, George, and Larry on the Blazer Bay. Things started off a little slow, but after making a few moves we got a couple good bites.
    Specktacular Sunday in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2020-07-14 19:06:08)
    [Shell Beach] Specktacular Sunday in Shell Beach, with Stephen Lacoste and his guest Phil. For a change of lately, the West wind was not blowing over 15 as we left Campo’s. We headed deep into the Sound and made one stop.
    Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry New Smyrna Beach by Michael Savedow (2020-07-12 09:14:46)
    [Mosquito Lagoon] Fishing has been normal during this summer of 2020 even though the rest of the world is not, charters running at about half the normal numbers with some people taking vacations, some people staying home. Catching lots of variety of saltwater fish in the backwaters including Redfish, Seatrout, Snook, Black Drum , Jack Crevalle and more.
    Redfish Fun in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2020-06-13 20:47:25)
    [Shell Beach] Redfish fun in Shell Beach. Today I had Forrest and Michelle on the Blazer Bay. This was Michelle’s first marsh fishing trip, and she put the first keeper red of the day on ice. We fished in the Biloxi marsh with Campo’s live shrimp under a Four Horsemen cork.
    Seriously, Fishing shouldn't be this GOOD! by Kyle Messier (2020-06-07 15:46:58)
    [Homosassa] From Tarpon on the flats to Snook, Redfish, and Speckled Trout in the backcountry, the Nature Coast of Florida is on FIRE!!!
    Speckled Friday in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2020-05-30 17:14:47)
    [Shell Beach] Speckled Friday in Shell Beach. Onboard the Blazer Bay were Pat, Brian, David, and Nathan. Pat and Brian have fished with me for years now, but this was going to be Nathan’s first ever fishing trip. There was a rain shower over the area I wanted to go to, so we stopped short to try a couple spots with not much action. Finally, the rain moved on and we moved to the rig I wanted to start at.
    Flamingo Slam and More! by Mo Estevez (2020-05-29 11:00:10)
    [Flamingo] Quickly picking off a few trout, the next two fish landed were snook and redfish to complete the slam and we weren't in the good part of the tide yet! The rest was working on numbers and we lost count.
    May 2020 by Michael Savedow (2020-05-25 19:31:08)
    [Mosquito Lagoon] Doing a few charters again after the social distancing slow down. Was a good bite through mid spring, now looking forward to the early summer pattern with warming water temperatures and increased bait fish numbers are appearing in the backcountry of Mosquito Lagoon.
    Glades Double Slam for First Timers by Mo Estevez (2020-05-17 21:57:48)
    [Flamingo] Newbies with no skill still got it done catching two grand slams after learning how to cast.
    Monday in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2020-05-14 14:31:21)
    [Shell Beach] Monday in Shell Beach I had Al Fandrich and family out for a day on the water. With the extremely low water and a good breeze blowing we set up on the edge of the Sound in as protected an area we could find.
    Crystal River Fishing getting Serious by Kyle Messier (2020-05-14 14:16:04)
    [Homosassa] The local waters encompassing Crystal River and Homosassa are heating up with a variety of species open to anglers.
    Last Friday at Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2020-05-13 20:04:02)
    [Shell Beach] Last Friday at Shell beach I had Brian Renshaw, his son Tate, and Chris Talazac on the Blazer Bay. It was Tate’s 10th birthday and a fishing trip is what he wanted. As is typical when Brian books it was forecast to by windy, but at the first stop it was not bad.
    S FL-Bonita Beach: Fishing good but pandemics are no fun by Dave Hanson (2020-05-13 14:06:38)
    [Bonita Beach] Been getting out occasionally during these tough times--Fishing is good offshore when winds and seas allow. Inshore, the sheepshead bite is lessening, but catch-and-release redfish, snook, and trout are still fun.
    05/01/2020 fishing report Georgia by Scott Owens (2020-05-07 17:32:09)
    [St. Simons Island] A fishing report for spring and early summer in Coastal Georgia. Inshore, nearshore, and offshore. Go check it out.
    Trout Tuesday in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2020-04-22 18:16:52)
    [Shell Beach] Trout Tuesday in Shell Beach. Gary, Richard, and Paul jumped on the Blazer Bay and we took off in search of some speckled trout. Armed with Campo’s live shrimp we hit the Sound in nice conditions.
    April 2020 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando by Michael Savedow (2020-04-18 21:00:26)
    [Daytona Beach] Not many charters right now with the stay at home during the virus tragedy, here is my charter report from the couple weeks before the slow down began, we are hoping to resume charters in the near future.
    Big Sheepshead Inshore; Triggerfish Offshore by Dave Hanson (2020-03-18 14:24:45)
    [Bonita Beach] Fishing has been great for big triggerfish, which just came back into season, in the gulf. In the bay, large winter-time sheepshead predominate.
    Trout Thursday in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2020-03-15 18:15:15)
    [Shell Beach] Trout Thursday in Shell Beach. Matt Lester and family were my guests for the day and a good day it was. They were in town from San Antonio and wanted to enjoy a day of Louisiana fishing. They were not looking to keep any fish to take home, so a lot of fish got really lucky, except for a dozen trout I kept for me and the wife. They had nonstop action from the start and all day long.
    Wednesday Meat Haul in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2020-03-13 19:45:16)
    [Shell Beach] Wednesday meat haul in Shell Beach. The Paul Denis group hopped on the Blazer Bay and off into the thick fog we went. We made our way out deep into Breton Sound to a small wellhead and the reds and heads were there and hungry.
    Feb 2020 Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry New Smyrna Daytona Beach by Michael Savedow (2020-03-01 08:37:25)
    [Mosquito Lagoon] Winter 2020 has been a mix of chilly to warm weeks with water temps ranging from the upper 50's when chilly to low 70's during warm periods. In the backcountry the pattern shifts from concentrated fish when cold to scattered fish when warmer.
    One Good Day and One Tough Day in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2020-02-28 22:02:43)
    [Shell Beach] One good day and one tough day in Shell Beach. Forrest Fife and Dan Saterfield came down from Monroe for two days of meat hauling Tuesday and Wednesday. They really wanted to get out into the Sound for a Sheepshead round up and battle with some bull reds. Tuesday conditions were perfect with very little wind and plenty for tide moving a day when none was forecast.
    Crystal River, FL Fishing Report by Kyle Messier (2020-02-26 15:42:11)
    [Homosassa] Incredible inshore and nearshore fishing in Crystal River, FL. Plenty of spin and fly fishing opportunities.
    New D.O.A. 2.75 shrimp! Southeastern Angling by Scott Owens (2020-02-22 12:30:12)
    [St. Simons Island] An in-depth look from Capt. Scott into new D.O.A. 2.75 inch Shrimp and different ways to rig it.
    Shell Beach Trout Trip by Rory Rorison (2020-02-22 11:40:09)
    [Shell Beach] Shell Beach trout trip. Wednesday Steve, Greg, and Tim wanted to go look for the elusive speckled trout. There was some rain in the area, but it stayed away from us for the most part. We headed over towards Four Horse and made a drift picking up a few trout as we drifted along.
    February 2020 Coastal Georgia Fishing Report by Scott Owens (2020-02-16 12:06:28)
    [St. Simons Island] February 2020 update for inshore and Near Shore fishing with Captain Scott Owens and Southeastern Angling
    SWFL-Bonita Beach: Busy season here, and the fish are cooperating!v by Dave Hanson (2020-02-11 11:42:50)
    [Bonita Beach] Fishing has been great for redfish, trout, sheepshead and such on favorable tides in the backwaters. Offshore is producing lots of red grouper, snapper varieties, shark, and more.
    Daddy Daughter Day in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2020-02-08 22:21:03)
    [Shell Beach] Daddy daughter day in Shell Beach. Today daughter #1 Elizabeth finally had a day off from work while I had the same. We headed out for a quick afternoon day on the water. The water was super low and the wind was blowing pretty good, so we stayed close by in the MRGO.
    Nature Coast Redfish and Speckled Trout Action by Kyle Messier (2020-02-05 14:26:18)
    [Homosassa] Great Nature Coast Redfish and Speckled trout action here along the Nature Coast.
    2019 Winter fishing report St. Simons Island-Jekyll Island-Sea Island Georgia by Scott Owens (2020-02-05 10:22:54)
    [St. Simons Island] 2019 Winter fishing report St. Simons Island-Jekyll Island-Sea Island Georgia with Southeastern Angling's Captain Scott Owens
    Tuesday With the Treuting Crew in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2020-01-31 13:58:49)
    [Shell Beach] Tuesday With the Treuting Crew in Shell Beach. The Treuting crew hopped on the Blazer Bay and really wanted to catch some trout. With a strong front rolling through the night before stirring thin s up and dropping the water temp down near 50* I knew it would be tough, but off we went. After trying a few different areas with little to show for we switched to plan B.
    Saturday in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2020-01-30 10:47:49)
    [Shell Beach] Saturday in Shell Beach I was joined by Mitchell Morgan and his son Mason. We headed into the marsh on a chilly, but pretty morning. Things started off a little slow with very little bait or fish activity at our first stop. I noticed some bait activity on the other side of the pond so we moved over and first thing Mitchell hooks into a big red.
    Jan 2020 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Mosquito Lagoon by Michael Savedow (2020-01-23 08:23:07)
    [Daytona Beach] Winter fishing is here in East Central Florida, it's chilly for a fairly short time here so the break from our usual warm Florida patterns is a pleasant change, fish are schooled up and eating shrimp and small lures.
    First Time Fun in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2020-01-13 18:00:53)
    [Shell Beach] First time fun in Shell Beach. Stephen Lacoste and his son Chris have fished with me before and fish plenty on their own, but Chris’s cousin Shannon from Atlanta had never been on a real fishing trip before. It sure didn’t take long for him to catch on.
    Nov 2019 New Smyrna Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry by Michael Savedow (2019-11-28 09:48:28)
    [Mosquito Lagoon] Late fall is here, water temps starting to cool, won't be long now until the winter pattern arrives, fish will begin to school up, winter fish being caught, Sheepshead, Redfish, Bluefish, Black Drum.
    Two Day Fishing Extravaganza in Delacroix by Joe Ezell (2019-11-10 14:48:46)
    [Delacroix] Just went out on a fishing extravaganza! We caught redfish, trout, sheepshead, and black drum. We had so much fun fishing with this fantastic crew!
    Redfish Thursday in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-10-15 22:05:11)
    [Shell Beach] Redfish Thursday in Shell Beach. I helped Capt. Eric Olson with a two boat group from Texas. We both headed into the marsh armed with Campo’s live shrimp.
    Daytona New Smyrna Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry by Michael Savedow (2019-10-02 08:57:47)
    [Daytona Beach] Fall is here with east breezes off the ocean, cooler mornings, high water levels in the lagoon and backcountry, bait fish and migratotry game fish start to arrive with the the change of season starting.
    Bad Luck Friday the 13th? by Rory Rorison (2019-09-17 20:07:10)
    [Shell Beach] Bad luck Friday the 13th? Last Friday I had Mathew, Bianca, and Abijah from Georgia on the Blazer Bay. They wanted to do some rig fishing for what bigger fish, so the plan was to run out deep into the Sound. Besides being Friday the 13th, the wind was blowing harder that forecast, we had a full moon to deal with, and to top it off the crew brought bananas.
    65th Wedding Anniversary Fishing Trip by Tim Rushing (2019-09-15 11:40:36)
    [Marco Island] Art , Bob, their 86 year old dad, Art, and Brother in law Matt grinded out a hard working windy morning beating up the little snook, reds, and big mangrove snapper.
    Milwaukee Fishing, Down and Deep by Jim Hirt (2019-09-09 07:45:00)
    [Milwaukee] Fish are in the colder water out over 110 feet. We fished east west out to 150 feet. We did not get out over 150 feet of water yesterday. Have a great fishing season. Let's go fishing! Call for dates!! Jim charters out of Milwaukee, WI. with Blue Max Charters. He can be reached at 414-828-1094
    Sept 2019 New Smyrna Beach Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry by Michael Savedow (2019-09-04 10:00:17)
    [Mosquito Lagoon] Early fall patterns are starting, bait fish migration has just begun with inshore game fish following down the coast as the the season begins to change to autumn.
    Meat Hauling Fun in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (2019-08-29 13:15:40)
    [Shell Beach] Meat hauling fun in Shell Beach. Forrest Fife and Sean Stuckey came down for another round of crab eating and fishing. They cooked and ate some pretty crabs the night before at the lodge and in the morning we headed into the Sound. They really were not too interested in trout, so I hit some rigs I have not fished this year.
    Redfish and Trout in the Delacroix Marshes by Joe Ezell (2019-08-28 20:59:11)
    [Delacroix] Went out on a two-day fishing trip in the Delacroix marshes and islands targeting Redfish and Trout. Both days were successful, and we had a great time with Captain Christopher Pike and the crew!
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