The Big Ol Mess: #1 Fishing Report for Galveston, Key West & More!

The winter cold hasn't stopped out Our Damn Good Guides at Captain Experiences from staying on the fish. The Red Snapper bite is heating up on the nearshore reefs and bottom structure in the Gulf of Mexico, while the Wahoo and Black Tuna bite is in full swing further offshore. The inshore bite is hot as ever with plenty of trophy Speckled Trout, bull Redfish, Snook, and even a Tarpon here and there. Check out our Big Ol' Mess Fishing Report for the latest updates on our Galveston fishing charters, the best guides in Key West, what's biting in Hawaii, and everywhere in between! Inshore, offshore, river and lake - it's all right here in the Big Ol' Mess.

Big Ol Mess Table of Contents:

Texas Fishing Reports

  1. Aransas Pass Fishing Reports
  2. Corpus Christi Fishing Reports
  3. Dallas Fishing Reports
  4. Freeport Fishing Reports
  5. Galveston Fishing Reports
  6. Matagorda Fishing Reports
  7. Port Aransas Fishing Reports
  8. Port O'Connor Fishing Reports
  9. South Padre Island Fishing Reports

Beyond Texas

  1. Atlanta Fishing Reports (Georgia)
  2. Bozeman Fishing Reports (Montana)
  3. Islamorada Fishing Reports (Florida)
  4. Kapa'a Fishing Reports (Hawaii)
  5. Key West Fishing Reports (Florida)
  6. Knoxville Fishing Reports (Tennessee)
  7. Lake Ida (Florida)
  8. Venice Fishing Reports (Louisiana)
  9. West Palm Beach Fishing Reports (Florida)

Texas Fishing Reports

1) Aransas Pass Fishing Reports

Pictures from Captain Larry Bell's Aransas Pass Texas fishing trips.

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2) Corpus Christi Fishing Reports

Pictures from Captain Grant Coppin's Corpus Christi fishing trips

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Pictures from Captain Mike Segall's Corpus Christi fishing trips

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3) Dallas Fishing Reports

Pictures from Captain Milton Nieto's Dallas fishing trips

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4) Freeport Fishing Reports

Pictures from Captain Mike Segall's Freeport, Texas fishing trip.

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Pictures from Captain Paul Pennington's Freeport, Texas fishing trip.

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5) Galveston Fishing Reports

Pictures from Captain Ernest Pillow's Galveston, Texas fishing trip.

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Pictures from Captain Harry Arthur's Galveston, Texas fishing trip.

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Pictures from Captain Mike Cybak's Galveston, Texas fishing trip.

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6) Matagorda Fishing Reports

Pictures from Captain Chance Stone's Matagorda fishing trips

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7) Port Aransas Fishing Reports

Pictures from Captain Daniel Dorman's Port Aransas fishing trips

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Pictures from Captain JR Wood's Port Aransas fishing trips

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8) Port O'Connor Fishing Reports

"With the extreme low tides this weekend brought, finding deep holes in the marsh provided some lights-out action. We were forced to get a little creative, fishing out of the airboat, but it paid off with big dividends. This 40-fish haul was boxed in about 3 hours on the cast portion of this cast n blast trip. The cooler weather and low tides should continue to produce in this pattern thru February. With duck season wrapping up January 31, we will be redirecting all of our attention back to the slippery critters. If you've got a case of the cabin fever, give us a call and let's get you bent!" -Captain Collin

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9) South Padre Island Fishing Reports

Pictures from Captain Walter Bode's Padre Island fishing trip

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Beyond Texas

1) Atlanta Fishing Reports (Georgia)

Pictures from Captain Chris Scalley's Atlanta fishing trips.

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2) Bozeman Fishing Reports (Montana)

Pictures from Captain Nate Stevane's Bozeman Montana fishing trips.

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3) Islamorada Fishing Reports (Florida)

"Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and Trout are an everyday encounter right now in the Everglades National Park with temperatures averaging in the mid 70's." -Captain Ben

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4) Kapa'a Fishing Reports (Hawaii)

Pictures from Captain Harry Rivera's Kapa'a Hawaii fishing trips.

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5) Key West Fishing Reports (Florida)

"Plenty Blackfin tuna today."-Captain John

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Pictures from Captain Justin Ferrell's Key West, Florida fishing trip.

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6) Knoxville Fishing Reports (Tennessee)

Pictures from Captain Steven Paul's Knoxville, Tennessee fishing trips.

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7) Lake Ida (Florida)

Pictures from Captain Johnny Stabile's Lake Ida fishing trips

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8) Venice Fishing Reports (Louisiana)

"Bull Reds in Venice, La are on a hot bite." -Captain Cory

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9) West Palm Beach Fishing Reports (Florida)

Pictures from Captain Rudy Neumann's West Palm Beach fishing trips

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