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Puerto Vallarta fishing report March by Pete Vines (3/17/2019)
[Puerto Vallarta,MM] Puerto Vallarta fishing for March brings in trade winds and fantastic fishing for all kinds of pelagic fish.
Harbour Fun Fishing and Party Trip by Mike Laubscher (3/17/2019)
[Durban,KZN] A 3 hour afternoon Birthday Party come fishing trip in the Durban harbour was great fun on McFire for these folks who have never fished before.
Crystal River Florida Fishing Action by Kyle Messier (3/17/2019)
[Homosassa,FL] Move over winter our spring season is about to kick it into high gear. With warming weather comes plenty of angling opportunities.
Fishing report 3-16-19 by Mike Gerry (3/16/2019)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Fishing took a hit this week as the current just did not let you get to the fish!
Private Fishing Charter Fort Lauderdale Sailfish by Tom Zsak (3/15/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Fort Lauderdale Fl. 33316 Happy Day Today Deep Sea Sport fishing.
Palm beach Jupiter salt and freshwater report by Craig Korczynski (3/14/2019)
[Palm Beach,FL] Snook fishing is great along mangrove edges. Tarpon striking live baits free lined with tide. Big jacks exploding on mullet along sea walls.
Girls Beat the Boys in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (3/13/2019)
[Shell Beach,LA] Girls beat the boys in Shell Beach. Saturday I ran a two boat trip with Capt. Gabe. We had a group of 10 and the boys hopped on my boat and the girls with Capt. Gabe. It started off pretty calm but the winds were going to be picking up so opted to stay in the marsh and it was a good thing we did as the winds picked up as the morning went on.
March 2019 Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry New Smyrna Daytona Beach by Michael Savedow (3/10/2019)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] Water temperatures are on the rise now in late winter scattering the fish out of their winter holes, also our coastal migratory game fish and bait species are returning as they move back north along Florida's east coast.
Shell Beach Meat Haul by Rory Rorison (3/09/2019)
[Shell Beach,LA] Shell Beach meat haul. Yesterday I help Capt. Ed with a two boat trip for a group from Texas. With calm conditions we made the run out into the Sound. We hopped around a few wellheads and got on some good bites of big reds and lots of sheepshead.
Fishing report 3-9-19 by Mike Gerry (3/09/2019)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] The weather was the deciding factor but once you figured it out it was on!
Good Tuna and Dorado on a short afternoon trip by Mike Laubscher (3/08/2019)
[Durban,KZN] inshore was a bit colder and green and so some old tactics not used in a long time were employed and some old spots were visited
Sarasota Fishing Report March by Marc Laurin (3/08/2019)
[Sarasota,FL] Clients fishing with me out of Boca Grande/Charlotte harbor caught seatrout up to 20 inches, snook, redfish, seatrout, pompano, jack crevalle and more
Off Shore Fishing Ft Lauderdale by Tom Zsak (3/08/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing Happy Day Today Fort Lauderdale FL. 33316 Deep Sea Sport Fishing Bahia Mar Fl. A Dock
March Snook Madness by John Rivers (3/07/2019)
[Tampa,FL] The Snook fishing has been outstanding the past few weeks and it's only going to get better. Not only is the snook bite great the redfish have also been been chewing.
Palm beach Jupiter saltwater and freshwater report by Craig Korczynski (3/06/2019)
[Palm Beach,FL] Three different species of snook being caught. Tarpon active along channel edges and inlets. Largemouth bass striking surface baits along shorelines and channel edges.
Dorado on Spinning Tackle for Nawty Girl by Mike Laubscher (3/05/2019)
[Durban,KZN] Trolling out to the reefs for some bottom fishing was very quiet and as we started bring in the lines there was some action by a Dorado that would not commit to the lure and so a bottom trace on a spinning rod ready with squid was thrown into the spread without a sinker
Oceanic Bonito’s in Abundance for Fat Girl. by Mike Laubscher (3/05/2019)
[Durban,KZN] On days like this there is always that one Bonito that is going to play games with you and when you get stripped into the backing and have a long 30 minute fight you are so disappointed when you discover it’s not that big Tuna you thought but a foul hooked Bonnie.
Kids Birthday Fishing Trip on McFire. by Mike Laubscher (3/04/2019)
[Durban,KZN] A kid’s birthday fishing trip went perfect with flat seas and calm weather
Good Tuna for Fat Girl by Mike Laubscher (3/03/2019)
[Durban,KZN] Loads of life all around in the area; a wide variety or birds were seen, big schools of dolphins, massive manta rays, turtles and we saw some very big sharks. Oceanic Bonito were around in abundance
Fishing report 3-2-19 by Mike Gerry (3/02/2019)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] If you braved the high muddy water the results were very good.
Salt Water Fishing Fort Lauderdale Shark by Tom Zsak (3/02/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Happy Day Today Ft. Lauderdale Fl. 33316
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - Febuary wrap-up. by Jeff Rogers (2/27/2019)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - Febuary wrap-up.........................................
Palm Beach Jupiter salt and freshwater report by Craig Korczynski (2/25/2019)
[Palm Beach,FL] Snook bite is heating up anglers are catching three different species. Tarpon are striking DOA Terror Eyz along channel edges. Largemouth bass are chewing near gras edges and drop offs.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: great action offshore and inshore by Dave Hanson (2/25/2019)
[Bonita Beach,FL] Fishing rallied back in SW FL recently, with great sheepshead action, along with some pompano inshore, and with big cobia, snapper, porgies and porkfish offshore.
Deep Sea Sport Fishing Fort Lauderdale Topshotfishing Happy Day Today Wahoo by Tom Zsak (2/25/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Happy Day Today Ft. Lauderdale Fl. 33316 Deep Sea Sport Fishing
Short trip and tight lines on McFire by Mike Laubscher (2/24/2019)
[Durban,KZN] Sometimes a short trip is all one needs to just get out there breath in some fresh air in and get some quick fishing in, then head back de-stressed and refreshed.
Super Grand Slam for Fat Girl. by Mike Laubscher (2/23/2019)
[Durban,KZN] The Friday came with a light SW wind and the current had slowed down, warm blue water had also come in and there was a very distinct colour line. The first line went early
Fishing report 2-23-19 by Mike Gerry (2/23/2019)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] High water, pouring rain and muddy conditions made the bite tough!
Puerto Vallarta Fishing report February by Pete Vines (2/20/2019)
[Punta de Mita,MM] Some hot fishing here in the Puerto Vallarta area for the month of February. Come and enjoy the action
98lbs, Kingfish Fort Lauderdale Up Date by Tom Zsak (2/20/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Fort Lauderdale Fl. 33316 Happy Day Today Deep Sea Sport Offshore Fishing
It's Steelhead time! by Brian McKinlay (2/19/2019)
[Vancouver,BC] Numbers of Steelhead entering the Vancouver area rivers is on the rise now. Expect some good results until mid April.
March Means by Steve Barnes (2/18/2019)
[Lake Texoma,TX] March is big fish month on Texoma — Big fat prespawn fish will move up out of the deep water to feed before making their annual run up the river. February fishing is ok but I love the springtime so I spend some of my time in February for boat maintenance and preparation for the upcoming season. I can’t believe its Valentine’s day already.
Fishing report 2-16-19 by Mike Gerry (2/16/2019)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] The good the bad the great but winter fishing is upon us.
Fishing Fort Lauderrdale Shark by Tom Zsak (2/15/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Happy Day Today Fort Lauderdale Fl. Sport Deep Sea Fishing
Jumbo Halibut Fishing in San Diego by Chris Coletta (2/13/2019)
[San Diego,CA] The family fishing fun is about to go into full swing here in San Diego.  Each year we get some of the best families in the world fishing with us.  And because we are kid-friendly, you don’t need any experience and all ages are welcome aboard. 
Palm beach Jupiter Inshore fishing report by Craig Korczynski (2/12/2019)
[Palm Beach,FL] Snook schooling up around docks and drop offs. Black drum are feeding near channel edges on bait and jigs.. Peacock bass striking doa terror eyes.
Another Grand Slam for Fat Girl – Day 2 by Mike Laubscher (2/12/2019)
[Durban,KZN] Conditions were perfect with the sea as flat as a little mountain pond.
Grand Slam for Fat Girl - Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo by Mike Laubscher (2/10/2019)
[Durban,KZN] It was very special day for this Grand Dad of 92 to land 2 Dorado (Mahi) for himself, well done this is an awesome accomplishment and we are honoured to have shared this with you.
Dorado Fishing on McFire by Mike Laubscher (2/09/2019)
[Durban,KZN] With a short 5hr morning trip, McFire headed out at 05h00 this morning into some nice conditions, fortunately the sea had settled nicely after yesterdays pumping NE wind and a light SW made for an ideal day offshore. There was not time to be wasted as a mix of Game and Bottom fishing was requested for today
Fishing report 2-9-19 by Mike Gerry (2/09/2019)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] the best early February I've seen in many years, no doubt.
Fort Lauderdale Fishing by Tom Zsak (2/08/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Happy Day Today Fort Lauderdale Fl.33316 Deep Sea Sport Fishing Bahia Mar 33316
Great Day Offshore on McFire by Mike Laubscher (2/07/2019)
[Durban,KZN] So the day ended with 3 Dorado, 2 Yellowfin on the tally and a bunch of great guys to enjoy the day with. Thanks guys for such a great day, was an absolute pleasure, it was really relaxing and refreshing. I think we should do this more often.
Puerto Vallarta fishing charters February by Pete Vines (2/05/2019)
[Punta de Mita,MM] Puerto Vallarta fishing charters February. Come fish Mexico the fun side of the wall.
Puerto Vallarta fishing charters report February by Pete Vines (2/05/2019)
[Punta de Mita,MM] Puerto Vallarta fishing offers some hot fishing in some cool weather. Right her Mexico. Fish the fun side of the wall.
Fishing Season Is Upon Us! by Rico Wasabi (2/05/2019)
[Puerto Aventuras,YC] First Blue Marlin showed up. We've been catching a few sailfish and mahi's are having some size to them. A few Wahoo.
Afternoon Quickie by Mike Laubscher (2/05/2019)
[Durban,KZN] Often unplanned trips on short notice work out well which reminds me of a trip last year under similar circumstances and we hooked into a Marlin within an hour from launch and back on the dock 3hrs from when we launched. So if conditions are good and you feel like going, just get on with it and go, you just might be surprised.
SW FL-Bonita beach: January Wrap-up by Dave Hanson (2/04/2019)
[Bonita Beach,FL] Big sheepshead are biting well in the bay, and offshore has yielded a few nice catches of snapper, as well as other bottom varieties.
Live Crystal River Fishing Report by Kyle Messier (2/03/2019)
[Homosassa,FL] Crystal River, FL is starting to finally thaw out and the fishing is beginning to heat up.
Palm Beach Jupiter Inshore Report by Craig Korczynski (2/03/2019)
[Jupiter,FL] Snook season open, snook striking lures. Tarpon activists along mangrove edges. Sharks and mackerel along channel edges.
Game fishing season in full swing. by Mike Laubscher (2/03/2019)
[Durban,KZN] I think we will start seeing Wahoo catches reported soon and usually when the Wahoo are around we find good numbers of Black Marlin too. Time to stretch those muscles, and prepare for a Marlin fight.
Charter Fishing Fort Lauderdale Sailfish by Tom Zsak (2/02/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Happy Day Today Fort Lauderdale Fl. 33316 Charter Deep Sea Sport Fishing Bahia mar
Fishing report 2-2-19 by Mike Gerry (2/02/2019)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] The cold hurt but by the end of the week things looked normal!
Golden tile fishing Miami Beach by Rafael Mayans (1/31/2019)
[Miami,FL] Golden tile fishing in Miami Beach, Has its benefits it’s literally not even 3 miles from shore gives you the opportunity to some really tasty fish. While fishing for other species you could always take the time out and really have lots of fun to catch also ...
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - January wrap-up. by Jeff Rogers (1/30/2019)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - January wrap-up...........................
Jan 2019 New Smyrna Beach Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry by Michael Savedow (1/29/2019)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] Winter pattern is set in place with cold clear water, visibility down to 6 feet in the back waters, catching Seatrout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Bluefish, Redfish and more in the Lagoon and Indian River backcountry.
Palm beach and Jupiter Inshore report by Craig Korczynski (1/27/2019)
[Jupiter,FL] Snook action great in back bays. Tarpon schooled up in channels. Largemouth bass striking jigs along bridge piling.
Pensacola Fishing Report January 2019 by Chaz Heller (1/27/2019)
[Pensacola,FL] Sheepshead have become a very popular species for anglers in the Florida Panhandle to target, partly due the tight restrictions on offshore bottom fish. January is typically a little early for sheepshead, but you can definitely catch a few here and there.
Fishing in the rain by Mike Laubscher (1/26/2019)
[Durban,KZN] On the way back we hooked into a large Wahoo which really gave a great Arial display before biting through the leader.
Fishing report 1-26-19 by Mike Gerry (1/26/2019)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] cold weather changed the bite sowing down and being precise was key!
Potential World Record Kingfish Caught off Fort Lauderdale by Tom Zsak (1/24/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] 97 pounds of razor sharp teeth and speed ate a live bonita off Fort Lauderdale.
Fishing report 1-19-19 by Mike Gerry (1/19/2019)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Guntersville is producing fish and lots of them and big fish!
Dorado (Mahi) Fishing still great and some Tuna coming in. by Mike Laubscher (1/16/2019)
[Durban,KZN] The next 3-4 months are looking to provide us with some great fishing with Fat Girl, Nawty Girl and McFire ready for action.
Families with Kids having a blast Dorado Fishing. by Mike Laubscher (1/13/2019)
[Durban,KZN] As a skipper there is nothing that satisfies me more than when we take kids out fishing with Mom and Dad and we get them hooked up into a nice Dorado for the first time in their lives
Introducing McFire by Mike Laubscher (1/12/2019)
[Durban,KZN] She is a large catamaran and is all about Space and has lots of it with 1200Hp she has a top speed of 35 knots. She is the biggest boat in the Blue Water Charters fleet, and also Durban’s biggest charter fishing boat.
Fishing report 1-12-19 by Mike Gerry (1/12/2019)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] the best January I can remember and its just starting!
Mahi and Kingfish In Fort Lauderdale by Tom Zsak (1/12/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] As we trolled north in Fort Lauderdale, the rigger came down.  Frank was the angler, and he reeled in a nice Black Fin Tuna weighing 10 lbs.  I continued trolling the reef line – right rigger! Left rigger!
Dorado, Tuna, Monster Marlin, a Dropped Gaff and a Perch. by Mike Laubscher (1/10/2019)
[Durban,KZN] A difficult report to write, it usually takes me about a week to get over a dropped Marlin. The currents have been a mess with a complete circular system
Salt Water Fishing Fort Lauderdale Sailfish by Tom Zsak (1/07/2019)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Happy Day Todat Fort Lauderdale Fl. Deep Sea Sport Fishing
Fishing report 1-5-19 by Mike Gerry (1/05/2019)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Fishing is getting better everyday and the spring is looking great!
Dorado (Mahi) Fishing in Progress – 2019 is in Action. by Mike Laubscher (1/05/2019)
[Durban,KZN] Have a Wonderful 2019. Bent Rods, Tight Lines, Screaming Reels and Bloody Decks to you all.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Fishing improving now that red tide is gone by Dave Hanson (1/04/2019)
[Bonita Beach,FL] Fish populations were effected by the prolonged red tide we experienced last year, but things seem to be improving now, both offshore and inshore.
2 Cape White Eyes, 2 Marlin and lots of Dorado for end 2018. by Mike Laubscher (1/02/2019)
[Durban,KZN] The weather has made it difficult but with some shifting around we managed to get all our trips in on both boats and accommodate everyone. So many trips I don’t know even where to start...
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - December wrap-up. by Jeff Rogers (12/31/2018)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - December wrap-up............................
Fishing report 12-22-18 by Mike Gerry (12/22/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] The Christmas holiday is upon us and the fishing is pretty good!
1 Bull and 4 Queens for Fat Girl by Mike Laubscher (12/22/2018)
[Durban,KZN] We headed out for the deep and at the 90m we had our first Dorado on board, a nice Bull
2 Bulls and 3 Queens for Nawty Girl by Mike Laubscher (12/22/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Nawty Girl had her first Dorado hook up long before reaching no.1
Backline Fun on Nawty Girl by Mike Laubscher (12/22/2018)
[Durban,KZN] A fun backline trip with a good sized Rockcod. Also some Sarda Sarda a lot of Shad and a few Mackerel being caught
Ice Water, Bottoms up and a Tuna by Mike Laubscher (12/22/2018)
[Durban,KZN] We got out to some reefs and did some bottom fishing catching a variety of bottom species including
Grand Slam on a Fantastic Day by Mike Laubscher (12/21/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Even though not an ideal temperature this water was holding a lot of fish but all the way there and all the way back was dead.
Kite fishing Fort Lauderdale by Tom Zsak (12/21/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] We started the charter trolling to read the waters with two planners down and four surface baits.  Slightly off of the reef line to the north of Fort Lauderdale, a color change was forming – an excellent place to fly the kite. 
The Christmas by David Ide (12/19/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Now is the time to get out and catch sailfish. We are getting cold fronts back to back each week and the sailfish can't resist a live bait on the kite.
December 2018 Mosquito Lagoon Fishing by Patrick Rood (12/18/2018)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] Fishing conditions from New Smyrna Beach FL south through Mosquito Lagoon. Targeting redfish,Trout,and blackdrum.
Dec 2018 New Smyrna Backcountry Mosquito Lagoon Daytona Bch by Michael Savedow (12/16/2018)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] Winter fishing is here with cold water temperatures, winter patterns with schooling fish in holes and channels, and sunshine bringing fish to the flats.
Fishing report 12-15-18 by Mike Gerry (12/15/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Tough week, lots of changing weather and hard times for most!
Puerto Vallarta fishing report December with humpback whales by Pete Vines (12/14/2018)
[Puerto Vallarta,MM] So of the best fishing in Puerto Vallarta is December and the whale watching can't be beat.
One Wave, the Another by Mike Laubscher (12/12/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Finally the warmer water has arrived and we found 23.5deg.C water. We launched into what the forecast said will be a 15 knot NE, but in reality it was around 30 knots and as the morning went on the sea picked up and we ended up punching wave after wave.
Winter Means BIG Fish on Lake Texoma by Steve Barnes (12/10/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Winter is here on Lake Texoma. Fishing has been good with the recent warm spell but larger fish have been a little scarce. The colder winter temperatures with chances of rain (or even snow) turn the big fish on so fish the Winter season on Texoma.
Fishing report 12-8-18 by Mike Gerry (12/08/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Some consistent but cold added to some good days on the water.
Pensacola Fishing Report 12/01/18-12/05/18 by Zack Strickland (12/08/2018)
[Pensacola,FL] Up to datwe report for Pensaocla Florida and surrounding areas.
Nawty Dorado Queen. by Mike Laubscher (12/07/2018)
[Durban,KZN] With a short early morning trip on Nawty Girl we headed out in search of a Dorado that was requested in some difficult conditions
Good Bottoms and hungry Dorado. by Mike Laubscher (12/07/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Fat Girl headed out for a short morning of bottom fishing .....some Dorado came up chasing the baits a few times but evaded getting landed
Puerto Valarta fishing report December by Pete Vines (12/05/2018)
[Puerto Vallarta,MM] The weather is perfect and the fish are biting here in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Gulf & Bay Catching by Dave Hanson (12/04/2018)
[Bonita Beach,FL] Fishing has been good offshore and inshore, now that red tide has diminished. We have had high winds the past few days, and another cold front approaching, so offshore waves might be rough for a couple of days, but fishing the bay is a good option.
Mahi-mahi in Miami by Rafael Mayans (12/04/2018)
[Miami,FL] What a great week and it turned out to be for Paul Lynn his friends coming down from North Carolina to go deep-sea fishing aboard the Sea Cross, It took me just under 12 hours he told me but it wasn’t long before we had our first bite it was literally 20 minutes after we got outside the first reef, Kingfish I told Paul that played a rod started ripping line after a while Shelton had the leader in his hand and he flipped over the king fish into the box ......
Little Guy gets his Dorado by Mike Laubscher (12/03/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Of all the things we were not expecting in that cold green water was a Marlin hook up
Fishing report 12-1-18 by Mike Gerry (12/01/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Tough week the elements making being out there tough on the body!
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - November wrap-up. by Jeff Rogers (11/30/2018)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - November wrap-up...............................
Salt Water Fishing Fort Lauderdale Shark by Tom Zsak (11/30/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Fort Lauderdale Fl.333165 Happy Day Today Bahi Mar Sport Deep Sea Fishing Charters
Nov 2018 New Smyrna Daytona Mosquito Lagoon by Michael Savedow (11/28/2018)
[Daytona Beach,FL] Winter has arrived for backcountry catching at Mosquito Lagoon and New Smyrna Beach, winter species like Sheepshead, Bluefish and Black Drum are showing up in catches.
Tough Fishing in Cold Water by Mike Laubscher (11/27/2018)
[Durban,KZN] We found lots of bird life and even small bait fish jumping but no fish. I was really disappointed as the water looked so good