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The Big Ol Mess: Galveston Fishing Reports, Rockport Fishing Reports, and Florida Peacock Bass Fishing Reports for May 1, 2020
May 1, 2020

It's May, and that means summer is right around the corner! As waters temps heat up, the fishing heats up too. We couldn't be more excited to share this week's Big Ol Mess Fishing Report so let's dive right in:

Big Ol Mess Table of Contents (to make it less of a Big Ol Mess):


  1. Galveston Fishing Reports
  2. Matagorda Fishing Report
  3. Rockport Fishing Report
  4. Lake Texoma Fishing Report
  5. Calaveras Lake Fishing Report
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Extensive Montana Fishing Report from Nate Stevane of Trout on the Fly
April 27, 2020

See below for a guest post from one of our own Damn Good Guides, Nate Stevane, of Trout on the Fly out of Bozeman, Montana. Thanks for the awesome writeup, Nate!

On Wednesday, April 22nd, Montana Governor Steve Bullock addressed his phase one and two Directives for reopening our state. To read the full Directive, click HERE.

Governor Bullock has lifted our stay at home order starting on Sunday, April 26th. Beginning April 27th, we will be able to start offering guided fishing trips again. While this is excellent news, this first phase still has restrictions; if you are traveling to Montana from another state, you will need to self-quarantine for 14 days before we will be able to take you out on our waters. If you meet the requirements and are scheduled to fish with us during phase one, we will still need to follow the social distancing guidelines until we receive updated directives from Governor Bullock.

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The Big Ol Mess: Galveston Fishing Reports, Port Aransas Fishing Reports, and Port O'Connor Fishing Reports for April 25, 2020
April 25, 2020

Spring fishing is firing on all cylinders and we're excited to share another fantastic Big Ol Mess fishing report. See below for updates on the action, but the big news is our Galveston deep sea fishing report from Captain Lee.

We had a blast on the trip catching 12 Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and a few other species as well. Be sure to check in this week as we post an in-depth recap of the trip, along with video of our topwater Tuna bite and delicious Tuna catch-and-cook recipes!

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The Big Ol Mess: Galveston Fishing Reports, Rockport Fishing Reports, and Port O'Connor Fishing Reports for April 17, 2020
April 17, 2020

Galveston fishing charters, Rockport fishing guides, and Port O' Connor captains are all reporting fantastic inshore fishing conditions for Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. The wind's definitely picked up along the Texas Gulf coast, but the underlying fishing conditions couldn't be better as we head into summer.

No surprise here, but the Louisiana Redfish bite is ON. Meanwhile, Chris continues to catch and release beautiful Rainbow Trout on Oklahoma's Broken Bow. See below to learn what they're catching 'em on!

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Captain Experiences Explained
April 13, 2020

We're receiving amazing feedback on our recent site updates, and it's showing in our 100% Verified 5-star reviews! Many questions come up during these conversations, some more often than others.

This "Captain Experiences Explained" post is an effort to share what we're all about. See below for honest answers to a few questions that keep coming up, and please let us know what you think. Here it goes:

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The Big Ol Mess: Fishing Reports for April 3, 2020
April 3, 2020

The Big Ol Mess Fishing Report proved to be a huge success in its first go-round. Take Two is another great one as guides across the country report phenomenal spring fishing conditions. See below for 25"+ Speckled Trout in Galveston, hefty Bluefin Tuna in San Diego, drag-pulling Bonefish in Islamorada, and sizable Louisiana Redfish.

Our guides, charters, lodges, and outfitters continue to suffer tremendously due to the Coronavirus. That being said, they're confident about getting through this and look forward to the flurry of bookings once things normalize. Book 'em up now to get ahead of the rush, and book with confidence thanks to our 100% Trip Guarantee, Free Cancellations, and Best Price Guarantee.

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