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Hey everyone,

We're excited to announce that every Gulf of Mexico state has announced recreational and for-hire 2021 Red Snapper season dates.

To celebrate, we're offering a flash discount of $50 off any of our 200+ Red Snapper trips when you book between now and next Friday, May 7th:

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And it's just not Snapper that has us chomping at the bit to get out there- this week's fishing reports are some of our best yet.

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Everything You Need to Know About Red Snapper Season 2021 (6 min. read)

Red Snapper


Weekly Fishing Reports from our

Damn Good Guides

The Big Ol Mess Fishing Report

Galveston, TX
Rockport, TX
Venice, LA
Islamorada, FL
Daytona Beach, FL
Clearwater, FL
New Smyrna Beach. FL
Asheville, NC


Galveston, TX

"Redfish action has been on fire at the jetty's this week." - Captain Shannon

Lake Texoma, TX

"Too much rain! I am having to jostle trips around the storms but Bam birthday boy lands a 15 pounder!" - JD

Rockport, TX

"Trout are fair- soft plastics are starting to pick up and we're catching them on live shrimp on a popping cork- fish up to 25”.

Redfish good to excellent on shrimp, cut mullet, shad and soft plastics close to deeper water. Some fish are starting to move up on the flats when the sun comes out early! Pay attention to the minor and major feeding times!

Black drum are fair to good on dead shrimp. Water temps from 73 to 77 degrees.

With the warmer temps fish are starting to be a little more consistent and aggressive. Another front on the way. Bad winds and lightning expected! Stay safe and tight lines!" - Captain Larry

Venice, LA

"With calm seas the fishing is as good as it gets right now for giant yellowfins. When customers had enough tuna fishing we're bringing trophy swordfish to the boat." - Captain Donnie


Review of the Week
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"I really needed this trip to go smoothly and I wanted to eliminate every possible chance of ruining this experience for a first time fishing trip. George Strader went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable, and provided top of the line experience. I'd recommend him to pro's and first timers alike. he was patient and attentive with my wife, which allowed ME to be able to fish. Aces."

− Rick on fishing South Padre Island, TX with Captain George