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Fishing report from Dennis C. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Book a trip with Captain Dennis here.

Fishing report from Anthony A. in Key Largo, Florida Book a trip with Captain Anthony here.

Fishing report from Andrew C. in St. Petersburg, Florida Book a trip with Captain Andrew here.

    The fishing is full swing here in Tampa Bay, haven't heard much from your booking service in a while just making sure yall are still active! I have been getting some trips from the other service but yours has been my favorite to use honestly... will shoot over a few pics from recent trips, but the spring has sprung and we have been catching snook, trout, redfish, mackerel etc... firing off in Tampa Bay! Thank you, Capt Andrew :call_me_hand::crab::palm_tree:

Fishing report from Todd W. in Sarasota, Florida Book a trip with Captain Todd here.

Fishing report from Dino T. in Jupiter, Florida Book a trip with Captain Dino here.

Fishing report from Eric R. in Islamorada, Florida Book a trip with Captain Eric here.

    Fishing's hot with the cooler temps in the glades family got a backcountry slam each tarpon red snook

Fishing report from Ben T. in Tavernier, Florida Book a trip with Captain Ben here.

Fishing report from David C. in Miami Beach, Florida Book a trip with Captain David here.

Fishing report from Andrew A. in Key Largo, Florida Book a trip with Captain Andrew here.

Fishing report from Mike P. in Islamorada, Florida Book a trip with Captain Mike here.

Fishing report from Craig K. in Jupiter, Florida Book a trip with Captain Craig here.

    Mid December, whoever thought we would get a tropical depression in south Florida this time of year. Lots of rain and wind have been the main story the past week. There are many places we can hide and fish, but 45 to 50 winds are not fun. A few days that we were able to get out dodging rained and wind, the snook were plentiful in the backcountry, targeting mangrove, shorelines and deep channels, using Live bait and Rapala, shadow wrap, and X wrap twitch baits. A mixed bag of species of snook common, fat and sword spine, great catches for anglers due to the weather. The jacks and bluefish are still plentiful in the channels and deep holes using DOA 3” shad tail and top water Rapala skitter walks for best results. With the cool fronts, pushing into the South Florida area, we will be receiving migration fish, like mackerel and Pompano to add to the fun. Well, that is the fishing report for the past week, hope you all enjoyed. Remember, you can’t catch them from the couch, so get out there and get hooked up. Tight lines!

Fishing report from Wade O. in Tampa, Florida Book a trip with Captain Wade here.

    El Nino has had a major impact on our weather patterns lately, and I don’t expect it to change anytime soon. The worst part is that it seems to rain mostly on the weekends. This El Nino weather system also causes a huge fluctuation in temperatures. We’ve been getting two to three days of a cold front out of the north and El Nino pushes right back with the same out of the south. What does this have to do with fishing, everything! First off, catching baitfish can be difficult to nearly impossible. Cold water temperatures push baitfish into deeper water and around structure, like bridge pilings and range markers. Even on a relatively clam day catching baitfish in the winter can be challenging, add 15-20 knot winds and fuhgeddaboudit. I’ve been stopping at my local bait shop and buying medium-size shrimp lately just in case I can’t catch any baitfish before my charter. So far, that’s only happened once, but fortunately we caught plenty of fish anyway using only shrimp. Everything in Tampa Bay will eat a shrimp. That’s why it’s called the “Sara Lee” of baits. Sheepshead especially like shrimp and they are very active right now. Most anglers think of sheepshead as living only around dock and bridge pilings, but they also hang out in deep sandy pot poles and around drop offs along mangroves. The latter are the two main areas that I prefer to pursue them. Fishing for sheepshead in the back bays has its advantages. Not only does it give you a better opportunity at catching other species of fish, but it can also give you shelter from the wind. Just like chumming with baitfish activates fish, so does chumming with shrimp. That’s why at the end of the day, I never throw out my leftover live shrimp. I always bag and freeze it for my next charter. The next day when I’m running a charter and I arrive at my first fishing spot, I pull out a bag and start chumming the area with pieces of shrimp. Doing so draws in redfish. seatrout, ladyfish, jack crevalle and occasionally snook. One thing that I always tell people is winter fishing can be very inconsistent and rewarding at the same time. No two days are ever the same, but if you keep an open mind and not be hell bent on catching only big fish, you can have a good outing.

Fishing report from Phil P. in Tampa, Florida Book a trip with Captain Phil here.

    Fall and early winter fishing fishing here in Tampa Bay is truly a great time to get out there This year was no exception. The redfish bite had been hot all summer, and carried right on into the fall with numbers and big fish as well, transitional fishing for Snook was also strong as the air and water temps fluctuated, dropping with each front, and then warming again. It created some great opportunities for site fishing for Cobia, and brought the speckled trout into their cooler water haunts. The water has been crystal clear and catching bait has still been plentiful setting up for an awesome January hit me up and let's get out there . tight lines until next time

Fishing report from Matt F. in Sarasota, Florida Book a trip with Captain Matt here.

    Catching a ton of fish in the bay and when it’s nice offshore we’ve been able to get into some nice cobia and plenty of sharks!! Fun times for all ages!
    Catching a ton of fish in the bay and when it’s nice offshore we’ve been able to get into some nice cobia and plenty of sharks!! Fun times for all ages!
    Catching a ton of fish in the bay and when it’s nice offshore we’ve been able to get into some nice cobia and plenty of sharks!! Fun times for all ages!

Fishing report from Ron B. in Islamorada, Florida Book a trip with Captain Ron here.

    As the year winds down I want to share my gratitude to all my clients for helping make 23 yet another successful year in fishing and adventure. Thanks to Captains Experience for contribution as well, we're building a fine relationship and I hope it builds. The fishing this year has been on par with most trips and exceptional in many cases. We're seeing a transition in seasonal spieces and we will find great catches in a lil cooler weather. Looking forward to 24 being an awesome year with many exciting fishing adventures.
    As the year winds down I want to share my gratitude to all my clients for helping make 23 yet another successful year in fishing and adventure. Thanks to Captains Experience for contribution as well, we're building a fine relationship and I hope it builds. The fishing this year has been on par with most trips and exceptional in many cases. We're seeing a transition in seasonal spieces and we will find great catches in a lil cooler weather. Looking forward to 24 being an awesome year with many exciting fishing adventures.

Fishing report from Yoan A. in Palmetto Bay, Florida

Fishing report from George G. in Layton Key, Florida Book a trip with Captain George here.

    The bite has been hot! Even with this cold front, we've had a great snook & tarpon bite. There has been plenty of Pilchards around which has made live bait fishing our first choice. We have seen some juvenile Cubera Snapper as well. The inshore bite has been great recently

Fishing report from Dan M. in Fort Myers, Florida Book a trip with Captain Dan here.

    We are still in a bit of a transition. As the water temperature begins to drop. Soon the migration will be in full force into the back bays and estuaries and Caloosahatchee river. The trout bite has been hot with a few being caught over 20 inches. Lots of juvenile redfish around as they begin to move in from the Gulf. I also have been seeing a few permit on the Inshore grass flats. They are a lot of fun to catch as they pullback pretty hard!

Fishing report from Cody B. in Tampa, Florida Book a trip with Captain Cody here.

    Cold weather has the redfish, snook and trout fired up! Water clarity is improving and water temps are dropping in the bay so sight casting big redfish and snook in shallow water is awesome right now. Big tides and prime water temps have our big predatory fish active and eating all day. 30-40 fish per trip right now is the norm so inshore fishing is on fire right now.
    Cold weather has the redfish, snook and trout fired up! Water clarity is improving and water temps are dropping in the bay so sight casting big redfish and snook in shallow water is awesome right now. Big tides and prime water temps have our big predatory fish active and eating all day. 30-40 fish per trip right now is the norm so inshore fishing is on fire right now.

Fishing report from Brandon D. in Cape Coral, Florida Book a trip with Captain Brandon here.

Fishing report from Gw D. in Islamorada, Florida Book a trip with Captain Gw here.

    Andrew from Tale Tellers Fly Shop in Lynchburg, VA caught two snook and two baby tarpon on fly.

Fishing report from Joe B. in Holmes Beach, Florida Book a trip with Captain Joe here.

    Micro tarpon bite has been on fire for the 8hr trips

Fishing report from James G. in Sarasota, Florida Book a trip with Captain James here.

    The holiday season is upon us in Sarasota, Florida and the fish seem to know it. Our fishing charter customers had success targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout and Jacks in the shallow flats of Sarasota bay. As water temperatures dropped we found fish congregated on low tides in deeper mud holes in the buttonwood bay area on the back side of Longboat Key. On higher tides we found fish on top of shallow oyster bars around the bully creek area near the Sarasota airport. The nearshore fishing in Sarasota was also hot on the public reefs in front of Siesta, Lido and Longboat Key. Our customers enjoyed catch and clean fishing charters catching Kingfish, Triple tail, Cobia and Snappers.
    The holiday season is upon us in Sarasota, Florida and the fish seem to know it. Our fishing charter customers had success targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout and Jacks in the shallow flats of Sarasota bay. As water temperatures dropped we found fish congregated on low tides in deeper mud holes in the buttonwood bay area on the back side of Longboat Key. On higher tides we found fish on top of shallow oyster bars around the bully creek area near the Sarasota airport. The nearshore fishing in Sarasota was also hot on the public reefs in front of Siesta, Lido and Longboat Key. Our customers enjoyed catch and clean fishing charters catching Kingfish, Triple tail, Cobia and Snappers.

Fishing report from Roland W. in Cape Coral, Florida Book a trip with Captain Roland here.

Fishing report from Nick H. in Tampa, Florida Book a trip with Captain Nick here.

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