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Friday Fun at Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (9/25/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Friday fun at Shell Beach. I picked up John, his wife Nicole and their son Q from their camp. It was Q’s birthday fishing trip and he was ready to hit the water. It was just a little to breezy to run out to the Sound so we stayed closer in.
Marlin Food is Here by Mike Laubscher (9/23/2018)
[Durban,KZN] These Oceanic Bonito are Marlin food, and along with some flying fish that we saw, I am sure we will start getting Marlin early this season.
Bonito are getting bigger. by Mike Laubscher (9/22/2018)
[Durban,KZN] A strong west wind blew for about an hour during our trip and made for a very choppy sea and then all calmed down and the rain set in making us soaking wet
Fishing report 9-22-18 by Mike Gerry (9/22/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Frog time is near fishing is getting active and fall is coming!
Puerto Vallarta fishing report Dorado, Sailfish, Marlin by Daniel Cruz (9/20/2018)
[Puerto Vallarta,MM] It has definitely been a hot summer here in Puerto Vallarta The water is warm and we are seeing all of our summer favorites Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, and Blue and Black Marlin.
Fishing Fort Lauderdale Shark by Tom Zsak (9/20/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Shark fishing in Fort Lauderdale and strong mahi fishing.
Fishing report 9-15-18 by Mike Gerry (9/15/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Some days is great some days not so great, but fishing it is!
Big Wahoo Caught! by Tom Zsak (9/14/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale, 1.8 miles from shore.   We started the morning charter trolling the reef in 120 ft. of water using a trolling spoon on one deep planner line and a sea witch on the second deep line.
Tuna, Tuna, Tuna, Fat Girl wins again. by Mike Laubscher (9/13/2018)
[Durban,KZN] It was not long before we had our first bonnie on the line, then another and then another, the Bonnies are getting bigger now with a really nice one which was followed by a decent Yellowfin Tuna. After the excitement and 2 nice fish in the hatch and a bunch of others being caught I went to target my next spot and BINGO we all 9 lines go off at once
Looking For To Fall Fishing in Daytona Beach by Michael Savedow (9/12/2018)
[Daytona Beach,FL] It's been a great summer of catching, looking forward to a fun fall with cooler temperatures, breezes and catching fish.
Schools Are In Session by Steve Souther (9/11/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Now that Labor Day is in our rear view mirror and everyone has settled into a new school year, the offshore action is not taking recess. Here at Fantastic Sportfishing, we continue to enjoy great late Summer/early Fall fishing action in the beautiful waters of South Florida. We continue to fish every day and continue to return with great catches.
Piuerto Vallarta fishing report September by Pete Vines (9/08/2018)
[Puerto Vallarta,MM] September fishing is hot here in Puerto Vallarta Mexico where the friendliest people in the world live.
Fishing report 9-8-18 by Mike Gerry (9/08/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] the frog bite is picking up still spotty but doable!
Lake Texoma striper fishing is still going strong. by Steve Barnes (9/06/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Live bait seems to be the best way to go right now. Small fish are abundant but better fish can be caught if you can find them. Striper move a lot this time of year and don’t surface as much so finding them with sonar is key.
Hot Action In Beach Haven by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (9/06/2018)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The fluke season is nearing its end as the action is the best of the year. In addition, trolling action close to shore is going well.
10 Years of Charters by Mike Laubscher (9/04/2018)
[Durban,KZN] 10 Years of charters. From humble beginnings on the 1st of September 2018, a small boat and 6 fishing rods we have overcome many obstacles to be here today.
Good Tuna in a big swell by Mike Laubscher (9/03/2018)
[Durban,KZN] The Bonnies have been thick this year and on our trip on Saturday afternoon we had some wild and crazy Bonnie action which broke all our previous records landing 34 Bonito in 30 minutes which was awesome fun on light tackle and the chaos and mayhem of so many fish happening at once just got everyone’s adrenalin pumping
Sport Fishing Fort Lauderdale by Tom Zsak (9/03/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fifteen to twenty minutes after leaving the dock, lines were in 120 ft. of water at the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale, 1.8 miles from shore.   We started trolling with two planners with sea witches on both planners in front of a double hooked Bonito strips, along with four surface baits. 
Fishing report 9-1-18 by Mike Gerry (9/01/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Heat and more heat this past week changed and weakened the bite!
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - August wrap-up. by Jeff Rogers (8/31/2018)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - August wrap-up........................................
Fluke Action Heats Up In Beach Haven by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (8/30/2018)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The summer flounder action in the Beach Haven area is at its best of the year. The fish are big and plentiful. In addition, there is some very good inshore trolling action.
Puerto Vallarta fishing report August by Pete Vines (8/29/2018)
[Puerto Vallarta,MM] Puerto Vallarta fishing report with some nice action.
Deep Sea Sport Fishing Fort Lauderdale by Tom Zsak (8/29/2018)
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Milwaukee Fishing, Master the Kings ! by Jim Hirt (8/28/2018)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish are in the colder water out over 80 feet. We fished north and south in 80 to 120 feet. We did not get out over 120 feet of water yesterday. Have a great fishing season
Ending the Summer in the Meat! by Chris Coletta (8/28/2018)
[San Diego,CA] The fishing in San Diego has been awesome. While some days we have struggled, most days we are finding the fish.
Outstanding Fishing in Tampa Bay by John Rivers (8/26/2018)
[Tampa,FL] The inshore bite has been outstanding in Tampa Bay the past few weeks.
Fishing report 8-25-18 by Mike Gerry (8/25/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Fall is near changes are abound and fishing picking up!
BHCFA Holds Jr. Mates Tournament by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (8/23/2018)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The BHCFA held its annual John Koegler Memorial Fishing Tournament for its junior mates and weighed in fluke and black sea bass.
Tuna Quadruple Hook up. by Mike Laubscher (8/21/2018)
[Durban,KZN] The fish were not behaving normally today and most were biting the lures very close behind the boat and not the ones further back, they were also jumping out the water at the lures making a great show and one could watch them jump and hit the surface lures and then watch the road bend and the reel zing.
Wahoo Fishing Fort Lauderdale by Tom Zsak (8/20/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The final catch of the day was a really nice Wahoo, which was also caught on the deeper sea witch line. The angler did a great job in reeling in the Wahoo and brought him to the side of the boat. Joe, our mate, gaffed the Wahoo and put him on ice.
Tuna for Fat Girl and Nawty Girl. by Mike Laubscher (8/19/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Yesterday I don’t think there was a moment when someone was not fighting a Bonnie or all the lines out on the light tackle these are great fun
Fishing report 8-18-18 by Mike Gerry (8/18/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Cool nights, a little rain all adds up to some better fishing!
Miami Summer Wahoo Fishing by Rafael Mayans (8/17/2018)
[Miami,FL] Summer time fishing were usually thinking about mahi-mahi. but never forget that there are definitely nice wahoo out there especially under floating debris’s ,birds and weed lines . Just because it is it winter time doesn’t mean you won’t be able to hook up with some really nice quality wahoo.
Amazing Fish Variety In Beach Haven by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (8/16/2018)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The captains of the BHCFA have been finding some outstanding variety of fish species as the water warms. Much of this variety is quite close to shore.
New Smyrna Beach/Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report by Patrick Rood (8/14/2018)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] The fishing has been good here on Mosquito Lagoon and in the New Smyrna Beach waters.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 8-11-18 by Mike Gerry (8/11/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] It's all good get on the lake and you will have some fishing fun!
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Red tide hasn't stopped offshore fishing by Dave Hanson (8/11/2018)
[Bonita Beach,FL] Local anglers have been avoiding the inshore and near-shore waters, due to a bad bout of red tide. But out about 20 miles or more, there is no sign of red tide, and fishing is good.
Tuna Again by Mike Laubscher (8/10/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Then all the action stopped and we were being entertained by 2 Albatross trying to snatch our Shotgun lure and we were all calling to the Tuna, when all a sudden. BANG the shot gun rigger snapped and ZZZZZZZZZZ as the shot gun rod bent over properly and the reel started to sing
Beautiful Fishing Conditions In Beach Haven by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (8/09/2018)
[Beach Haven,NJ] With the hot inshore weather, trips into the ocean are refreshing. The captains of the BHCFA are finding beautiful weather in the ocean and decent fishing both inshore and offshore.
Lake Texoma Striper Fishing is Still VERY Good by Steve Barnes (8/09/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Capt. Steve Barnes txfishingguide.com Striper fishing remains very good on Lake Texoma. We have been fishing live bait in 40 to 60 foot of water and catching limits every trip.
Milwaukee Fishing, On The Bottom ! by Jim Hirt (8/09/2018)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish are in the colder water out over 80 feet. We fished north and south in 80 to 150 feet. We did not get out over 120 feet of water yesterday. Have a great fishing season. Let's go fishing!
Aug 2018 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Mosquito Lagoon by Michael Savedow (8/08/2018)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] Summer 2018 continues a good fun catching season in Mosquito Lagoon backcountry, Redfish, Black Drum, Seatrout, and many other species coming to the boat. Fishing the back waters, ICW, and the flats.
Deep Sea Fishing Topshotfishing Happy Day Today by Tom Zsak (8/06/2018)
[Fort Pierce,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Fort Lauderdale Fl. 33316 Happy Day Today Charter Sport Fishing
Palm Beach Jupiter salt and fresh water inshore report by Craig Korczynski (8/05/2018)
[Palm Beach,FL] august snook fishing, snook along the beaches, tarpon chewing in teh icw.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 8-4-18 by Mike Gerry (8/04/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Some change this week that moved the fish, read to discover!
Epic Season So Far! by Chris Coletta (8/03/2018)
[San Diego,CA] We have hooked into marlin, mako sharks, tuna and dorado all lately and we are just getting started!
Beach Haven Fishing Trending up by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (8/02/2018)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Decent weather has returned to Beach Haven. In turn, the fishing action is rebounding both inshore for fluke and offshore for tuna.
Charter Fishing Fort Lauderdale Shark by Tom Zsak (8/02/2018)
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Awesome action above and below the water. by Kyle Messier (8/01/2018)
[Homosassa,FL] Awesome Redfish, Black Drum and Scalloping action here along the Nature Coast.
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - July wrap-up. by Jeff Rogers (7/30/2018)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - July wrap-up..................................
Milwaukee Fishing, Pounding Out Some Fish ! by Jim Hirt (7/30/2018)
[Milwaukee,WI] The pattern for me yesterday was deeper presentation on 300 copper or downriggers 100 down to the bottom. A mixed bag of Coho, Chinook and Lake Trout made up the catch.
Summer Fundays by Mike Peppe (7/30/2018)
[Sebastian,FL] Tarpon and Redfish fun in Sebastian and lots of fun in Panama !
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 7-28-18 by Mike Gerry (7/28/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] The heat is the story, consistence and persistence is the key!
Steady Action In Beach Haven by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (7/26/2018)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Although fishing has been paused for several days with weather, the ocean has been producing good bottom action for fluke and sea bass and some decent on yellowfin and mahi.
Puerto Vallarta fishing report by Pete Vines (7/24/2018)
[Puerto Vallarta,MM] Puerto Vallarta fishing report July for catching some nice fish.
Tuna are starting to make an appearance. by Mike Laubscher (7/21/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Yesterday I saw some showings of larger fish which I thought were Yellowfin Tuna and so today we went out rigged accordingly with a plan and within 30 minutes we had a hook up
Summer Time Snook Bite Red Hot! by John Rivers (7/21/2018)
[Tampa,FL] Summer Time Fishing in Tampa Bay can be hot, but no worries, the bite is red hot for Snook, Reds, Spanish and more!!
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 7-21-18 by Mike Gerry (7/21/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] The dog days are setting in so stay focused so you catch your bites!
Wind From the West Fish Bite the Best by Rory Rorison (7/20/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Wind from the West fish bite the best. Not really, any kind of west wind is not favorable for our area, but if it is not too bad you can deal with it. Deal with it is what the Chad Mason group did today. After a slightly bumpy ride to the fishing grounds we stop at our first rig and caught a few nice trout, but they would never turn on.
Beach Haven Fishing IN High Gear by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (7/19/2018)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The fishing in Beach Haven, NJ, is entering summer mode. The fluke have moved into the ocean, the tuna are offshore, and tropical species like triggerfish are arriving.
West Wind Trout at Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (7/19/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Saturday I had the Reliable Disposal crew on the boat. We were greeted to a stiff NW wind that made for a rather sporty ride to our destination. Things started off a little slow, but after bouncing around a few wellheads we got on a couple good bites with Campo’s live shrimp 3’ under a cork.
Lake Texoma is in full summer fishing pattern and for me that means trolling. by Steve Barnes (7/18/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Lake Texoma is in full summer fishing pattern and for me that means trolling. You can catch some striper early in the morning before sunrise running close to the bank throwing top water or swim baits but once the sun starts to come up look for them schooling in open water — they won’t stay up long so better get them while it’s hot because once they go down they get a little tougher to track and catch.
July Holidays by Mike Laubscher (7/17/2018)
[Durban,KZN] . One on long trip we went down South and found a pocket of sardines with Sharks, Sailfish and Marlin smashing them, we managed to hook up ...
New Smyrna Beach/Mosquito Lagoon Fishing July by Patrick Rood (7/15/2018)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] The weather has not been the only hot thing in New Smyrna Beach FL . The fishing has been as hot as the weather with many different species coming boat side in July.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 7-14-18 by Mike Gerry (7/14/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Some challenges this week but still lots of fun on Guntersville!
Fluke Hot In Beach Haven by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (7/12/2018)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Fluke and black sea bass continue to provide good action for the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association. There is also a very good offshore yellowfin tuan bite.
Fort Lauderdale Fishing for Sailfish and Pelagics by Tom Zsak (7/11/2018)
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Milwaukee Fishing, King are On, Right On! by Jim Hirt (7/09/2018)
[Milwaukee,WI] It was mostly a Reaper Magnum Spoon bite the last several days. with a few fish on white 8 inch flasher and Howie flies. The pattern for me yesterday was deeper presentation on 300 copper or downriggers 100 down
The Bass Fishing is Slowing Down To Hot Water Temps by Mike Gerry (7/07/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] The hot water is slowing things some but still catching good bass.
Winter Fishing Durban in June by Mike Laubscher (7/07/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Bottom fishing in general has been really good with some really decent size fish coming out, Shark activity has been very high and we have been taxed of a number of good fish over the month.
Summer Fishing Has Been Great! by Michael Savedow (7/05/2018)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] Summer of 2018 has been great catching so far, Redfish, Black Drum, Seatrout, Snook, Tarpon, Sharks and other inshore saltwater species as well. Plenty of bait fish, shrimp, and crabs for these game fish to eat around the backcountry. Also Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and Ladyfish being caught for loads fo variety.
Fishing Heats Up In Beach Haven by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (7/05/2018)
[Beach Haven,NJ] There are good numbers of fluke to be had in the inlets and bay waters around Beach Haven. In addition, the offshore bite on tuna is very good right now.
Palm Beach Jupiter salt and fresh water inshore report by Craig Korczynski (7/04/2018)
[Palm Beach,FL] Snook on the beaches, tarpon rolling on the surface, peacock bass on the seawalls.
Overnight Trips in Venice for Yellowfin Tuna by Chandler Cataldie (7/03/2018)
[Venice,LA] We are getting started on 11 straight days of fishing. Thankfully the tuna have showed back up!
Rescue At Sea While Shark Fishing! by David Ide (7/03/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The shark fishing has been the highlight of June. We have had multiple trip with more than 1 fish caught.
Mako Sharks Are Showing Up in San Diego by Chris Coletta (7/03/2018)
[San Diego,CA] A huge variety of fish are in the San Diego area including makos, bonita, halibut, rockfish, bass and more.
Sailfish, Marlin and Roosterfish in Quepos by Jay Morey (7/02/2018)
[Quepos,CP] We have a wide variety of fish being caught right now, now is the time for you to enjoy a sportfishing adventure.
Charter Fishing Fort Lauderdale African Pompano by Tom Zsak (7/02/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] African Pompano off Fort Lauderdale wrecks in the summer are a good option.
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - June wrap-up. by Jeff Rogers (7/01/2018)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - June wrap-up.............................
SW FL-Bonita Beach: June wrap-up by Dave Hanson (7/01/2018)
[Bonita Beach,FL] Seas have been calm, and summer tides are here, so fishing has been good offshore and inshore, although rainy season is upon us here in SW FL, so there is always the possibility of a thunderstorm or two.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 6-30-18 by Mike Gerry (6/30/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Sumertime heat no problem just keep fishing as its on!
Crazy Fishing on Texoma by Steve Barnes (6/28/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Striper are roaming deep water. Sometimes fishing is Great... Sometimes not.
Sourth of July In Beach Haven by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (6/28/2018)
[Beach Haven,NJ] As the 4th of July nears, fluke are the main target for the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association. The fish have started to move into the ocean.
Milwaukee Fishing, Deeper Water Is Better! by Jim Hirt (6/26/2018)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish are in the colder water out over 150 feet. We fished east west out to 190 feet. We did not get out over 190 feet of water yesterday.
Off Shore Fishing Fort Lauderdale by Tom Zsak (6/26/2018)
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Rescue At Sea While Fishing by David Ide (6/25/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] We were fishing off Fort Lauderdale when we saw this boat up in smoke!
The Hammerheads Are Thick! by David Ide (6/24/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The shark fishing is red hot in Fort Lauderdale right now. Recently we had a pack of hammerheads all around the boat caught on video.
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 6-23-18 by Mike Gerry (6/23/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Another great week on Guntersville a little rain really turned the bite on!
Summer Action Starts In Beach Haven by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (6/21/2018)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have noticed the water temperatures finally starting to rise. This has started to affect the fish bite.
It's Been a Good June So Far in Shell Beach by Rory Rorison (6/20/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] It’s been a good June so far at Shell Beach. The summer weather is here and so are the trout. We have mostly been fishing deep in Breton Sound targeting larger trout with good success, but having to hunt around from rig to rig catching several trout till the bull reds or sharks take over. This makes for a lot of exciting action and ice chest stuffed to the top with fish.
Milwaukee Fishing, Whitefish Bay is the Place for Rainbows! by Jim Hirt (6/19/2018)
[Milwaukee,WI] The lake is warming and a thermocline is setting up. The surface action has slowed and the temperature break is at 30 feet to 50 degrees. Rainbow Trout action has been best in the warmer water just above the break in sizes of 4 to 14 pounds.
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Yields Variety of Fish by David Ide (6/19/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The variety of fish we have been catching has been sailfish, mahi, black grouper, tuna, kingfish and more!
Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 6-16-18 by Mike Gerry (6/16/2018)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Fishing is great for June, location is everything, its on!
Kingfish Are snapping' In Fort Lauderdale by Tom Zsak (6/15/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] We started trolling using two #8 plainers with sea witches and double hooked Bonito strips on both.  For surface baits we went with four Ballyhoos.  We trolled the reefs, ranging from 90 ft. of water out to 200 ft. of water.
Palm Beach Jupiter salt and fresh water inshore report by Craig Korczynski (6/14/2018)
[Palm Beach,FL] Summer has arrived and snook are feeding. Trapon active during low light hours in palm beach inlet, largemouth bass striking shiners near channel edges.
Fishing Report Vancouver Island BC (Ucluelet) by Sam Vandervalk (6/14/2018)
[Vancouver Island,BC] Fishing has been very good the past few days and overall good the past couple months. The weather kept us in Barkley Sound for part of the last week but there are Chinook at Swale rock and Effingham. Small 3 in Gibbs and Silver Hordes were working well.
Chinooks and Coho on the Golden Diablo by Jim Hirt (6/13/2018)
[Milwaukee,WI] The small Reaper Peacock and Fish n Chip has been hot on the lead cores. Six inch flashers or dodgers with green or blue Howie peanut flies must be part of your presentation for Coho. A hot presentation for us was a size O orange dodger with a 22 inch lead to a medium size blue fly
Mosquito Lagoon and New Smyrna Beach Fishing Report by Patrick Rood (6/12/2018)
[Mosquito Lagoon,FL] The fish have been chewing well here in New Smyrna Beach FL. From redfish and trout to tarpon and snook.
Still Catching Limits on Striper by Steve Barnes (6/11/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] txfishingguide.com Fishing on Lake Texoma has been outstanding the past few weeks and continues to be very good. The most consistent action has been on live shad in 40-80 foot water sometimes dropping baits to 70 foot but there is also plenty of fish that can be caught on topwater, swimbaits and slabs.
Sport Deep Sea Shark Fishing Fort Lauderdale Topshotfishing by Tom Zsak (6/11/2018)
[Fort Myers,FL] www.topshotfishing.com Fort Lauderdale Happy Day Day Charter Deep Sea Fishing Bahia Mar 33316