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Fishing report from Jonathan M. in Weston, Florida

Fishing report from Ron F. in Clearwater, Florida

    The Best Snapper Species Snappers are a fish family that need no introduction. Anglers from all over the world come to Florida to Target & catch them and love them for a variety of reasons. They’re usually easy to locate, are abundant in population, and provide a tasty treat. Just the names “Mangrove Snapper” and “Red Snapper” get every saltwater fisher’s heart racing. But before you think about cooking one up for a tasty treat, we will get U locked & loaded to land a boat load full. We are very fortunate on the West Coast Florida Gulf of Mexico with the Mangrove and the Red Snapper. But other common species include the Cubera Snapper, Lane Snapper, Mutton Snapper, and Yellowtail Snapper. There are actually a total of 125 Snapper species that inhabit the earth’s oceans! Mangrove Snapper These guys have a red or pinkish tint that covers their small, rough scales. And don’t be fooled by their little teeth – they’re seriously sharp! To know where to find these fish, take a hint from their name. You’ll find them in mangrove islands but you can also find them hanging around docks, piers, grass flats, and more. Red Snapper Next up we have one of the largest and most favorable Snapper species, the Red Snapper. This species puts up a tough fight in offshore waters and can weigh up to 50 pounds! They’re also among the best-tasting fish species, period. Unfortunately, though, they’ve been overfished in many places, so there are strict seasons in place, especially here in Florida. Cubera Snapper The Cubera Snapper is another large Snapper species, with the biggest recorded weighing 120 pounds. They can be harder to find and make more of a rare appearance. But that just makes it more exciting when you catch one! These fish are more commonly found in deeper wrecks and reefs. Lane Snapper Next up we have Lane Snapper. A step down from Cubera Snapper, these little guys reach maximum lengths of 20 inches. But what they lack in size, they make up in strength. Lane Snapper will try and take any bait you present, even if that means grabbing it before a larger fish can. They have a pretty mix of white, yellow, and pink to create a tropical-looking fish. And, as with most Snappers, their fillets are quite delicious as well. Mutton Snapper The Mutton Snapper almost looks like a mix of the Mangrove and Lane Snapper, except they’re quite a bit larger. These guys range in size and you catch smaller ones or large ones out on the reefs. Yellowtail Snapper Last on the list, we have Yellowtail Snapper. Another fish on the smaller side, these fish are cute and can be recognized easily by their yellow tails – hence their name. They heavily populate southern Florida, where anglers can constantly rip them up and head home with a small but delicious treat! Snapper Fishing Rules and Regulations Now that you’re aware of common Snapper species, let’s talk about rules and regulations. As mentioned, there are tons of Snapper species out there. That means there are different types of rules for different types of fish, including maximum and minimum lengths, bag limits, and more. It’s very important that you know the difference in regulations for each species. We have You fully covered. We have the Federal Pelagic Species's Permits & NOAA Reef Permits to legally land any/all these snapper Species including ARS - American Red Snapper during the Federal Regulation Season Gulf of Mexico June - Aug We are Fully Credentialed to both Target & Deliver the Snapper Species you deserve & desire.

Fishing report from Doug M. in Leicester, North Carolina

Fishing report from Ellis W. in Johnson City, Tennessee

    Our fishery is undergoing a final transition from winter, with the big spring bugs and baitfish in the rivers and lakes, respectively, starting to move. 2023 has seen more fish in the net over 20" than I can recall, with a few days providing multiple fish over 2 feet. Our approach has been almost exclusively streamer fishing - the dry fly game is yet to pop - which is completely fine with me. A lot of fish have come in on spectacular displays of aggression while fishing flies in the 6-9" range. Still, some nice fish and one taping at 26" have been tricked by some of the smaller articulated streamers with which most streamer anglers are familiar. We're approaching the time of year when sight fishing to risers makes up an increasing percentage of our time on the water; winter is about 80/20 streamers/dries, while the other seasons are ~60/40 - some days more, some less. The dynamic of stopping to fish dries then picking up the streamer rod when the anchor is pulled is a great way to change up the pace, expose anglers to different types of fishing, and show off the river. April is already looking to have an awesome start, with fish keying in on the big caddis that are just beginning to move around. Lake temps are hovering in the 54-57° degree range, while the river at its mouth is reading 52°. As that variance shifts due to warming lake temps, please hold onto your rod!

Fishing report from Bryan J. in Gresham, Oregon Book a trip with Bryan here.

    Catch and release sturgeon fishing has been phenomenal on the Willamette River in Portland Oregon with days of 10 to 40 Sturgeon caught per trip. Also Walleye fishing on the Columbia is starting to pick up as the water is warming a few degrees. Big females are being caught and we've been catching some large trophies lately. Thanks and see you out there!

Fishing report from Jacob M. in Boothville-Venice, Louisiana Book a trip with Captain Jacob here.

    It has been on absolutely fire down here in Venice Louisiana. The trout and reds are stacked up in the passes. Everyone who has fished here for the last month and a half can’t believe how great the fishing is.
    It has been on absolutely fire down here in Venice Louisiana. The trout and reds are stacked up in the passes. Everyone who has fished here for the last month and a half can’t believe how great the fishing is.
    It has been on absolutely fire down here in Venice Louisiana. The trout and reds are stacked up in the passes. Everyone who has fished here for the last month and a half can’t believe how great the fishing is.

Fishing report from Ryan R. in Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio

Fishing report from George C. in Manistee, Michigan

    Perch fishing has really picked up in the river walleyes are starting to bite to

Fishing report from Carson C. in Buda, Texas Book a trip with Carson here.

Fishing report from Tom A. in Clay Township, Michigan Book a trip with Tom here.

Fishing report from Tom A. in Clay Township, Michigan Book a trip with Tom here.

    Right now fishing is kind of at a standstill, been fishing Lake Saint Clair. Bass fishing has moved into the channels of the Saint Clair River

Fishing report from Tom A. in Clay Township, Michigan Book a trip with Tom here.

Fishing report from Joseph S. in Lewiston, New York Book a trip with Joseph here.

Fishing report from Mike A. in Galveston, Texas

Fishing report from Robert R. in Zapata, Texas

Fishing report from Jason J. in Knoxville, Tennessee Book a trip with Jason here.

Fishing report from Seth H. in Saint Bernard, Louisiana Book a trip with Captain Seth here.

Fishing report from Tom A. in Clay Township, Michigan Book a trip with Tom here.

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