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S CAROLINA: Port Royal Sound Area – Hot for Cobia, Reds, Flounder

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

I have fished 7 of the last 10 days, and have been doing very well on Cobia and Redfish.

The Cobia have been hitting on the sandbar rips in the Broad River, taking live Herring you can catch with Sabikis in the rips. Have hooked two each day we fished for them. We got to sight fish yesterday and threw a Spro jig and gulp squid combo to 3 different fish, hooking up on 2 of them.

Lots of action with the Redfish on the shells. Fishing both the incoming and outgoing tides when the water is just leaving or just entering the grass.
We also have been putting a few flounder in the boat while redfishing. Have been using mud minnows under popping corks, which gives us a shot at Reds, Flounder and Sea Trout.

Our trout population is down. I have only put three in the boat so far this year, and released them all. Hope you will do the same. We need the spawners to recover from the cold weather kill.

Saw a number of small schools of Spanish Mackerel in the sound this week busting glass minnows.

Come to the low country of South Carolina. The fishing is excellent.

Capt. Rick Percy
Reel Chance Charters
p: 803-535-6166


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MISSISSIPPI: THE Gulf Is The Place To Be!

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Mr. Chet Bigon and Jason got us off to a strong start.

In from Texas, the guys boarded the THE WHIPASNAPA CHARTER BOAT and after our lil crisp but pleasant ride across the beautiful waters. IT WAS ON! They wasn’t keeping no fish but they was sure catching! Loads of snapper,(the practically extinct red snapper or so they say) couple nice cobia, kings and several other GREAT fighting fish kept the fellows bowed up and under pressure most of the day. Most all fish caught just free lining baits (DEAD OR ALIVE) Good weather, good fish bite, The Gulf is the place to be!!

Went hunting for a couple of days and with very lil movement, decided the Gulf is the place to be! Mr. Don Clark from Ca. brought his daughter (an great lil fisherwomen) in for a short lil light tackle trip Friday. Great trip!! They were also doing catch and release. Ms Amber Clark was cramping and hurting (from catching so many fish) yet still smiling. Think mostly cause she was putting it on dad. At the end cramps and all, she was still anxiously awaiting her pole to be baited an back in the water for more. She caught -flounder, sheepshead, trout, croakers, cats, and some great drum action wrapped us up! All fish caught on them fresh dead shrimp or cut bait!!!!!!

Had couple locals in for lil meat drive on Saturday. And yes, the Gulf is the place to be!! Limit of really nice red snapper, some nice mangroves, (finally) sharks, kings, and cobia, made for a pretty steady blast!!

ONE MORE WEEKEND FOR SNAPPER SEASON!!!

So load up and let that Darn WHIPASNAPA CHARTER BOAT, take you on your Gulf of Mexico Adventure!!

Capt. Robert McDaniel
Whipasnapa Charters
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FLORIDA: South West Florida

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Redfish: Are on fire on the right tide.

A few going into the 30″ class. I’ve been doing best on the higher tides that have good current. Shrimp, shiners & cut bait has been working for me. The schools can be from ten to fifty. Fishing reds on the flats can be a casters’ dream.

On the lower tides, they become very visible with their tails sticking up in the air. Fishing for tailing reds is great fun! The trick is being there when they are feeding. Try working the edges of the sand bars and oyster reefs.

Some people call it fishing for reds, I call it hunting. When poling the flats for reds, move very slowly and watch for wakes, tails and boils. When fishing the mangroves, fish the top end of the high tide and get your fly, bait or jig underneath the mangroves as far as you can. This technique will also produce a few snook.

A great way to cover a lot of water and it can be very productive. Flies, artificials and bait all are working well for these beautiful strong fighters. Try bait fishing them with pinfish, shrimp or cut bait. Flyfish them against the mangroves and on the flats with a earth tone colored clouser and for some real excitement try top water on the overcast days. Average size about 18″ to 30″ with some larger ones around. Watch for those TAILS!!!

Snook: Are hanging around the passes and beaches. You can also find them in their normal areas, near mouths of creeks, passes, canals, pot holes and points. A few in the 20lb. range. White bait, shrimp, cut ladyfish, flies and jigs all will work. Fish them on a tide with good current, I prefer an outgoing tide.
A well placed shiner or fly will result in a violent fight that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Spotted Sea Trout: Fall time produces some large trout. Fun on light tackle or fly this fish is aggressive. I’ve been fishing them in 3′ to 5′ of water over grass flats or sand holes.

Tarpon: There are still a few around. We are doing best with live baits, but the fly and cut baits will work as well.. These critters will range from 40 lbs. to 200 lbs. with the average being around 100 lbs. The Silver King is a fish of a life time, very strong fighters and jumps that will out do any marlin. Either bait or fly, you owe it to yourself to fish for this species.

Jacks, mackeral, cobia, grouper, sharks and more! These fish and others are common on the flats and backcountry. When encountered thay all are a lot of fun with tackle or on the fly.

Capt. Terry Pitz
Fishing Southwest Florida
P: 239-282-9243


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MISSISSIPPI: Mangrove Madness, Cobia Happiness!!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Felt good to get that 4 a.m. start again and head out into the beautiful Gulf of Mexico for an all day battle of the beast aboard the WHIPASNAPA CHARTER BOAT. Loaded as we always are, bout 80 select croakers, and 50lb pogey’s, knew bait would not be the prob. But 1st stop we topped off the live wells with a few hard tails for the Amberjack. First rig we tied to for a while to do battle, it was on. Let 2 do Mangrove and got 1 dropping a big hardtail for the Amberjack. Well, there was a lot good reports on the front about the mangrove, they here! They Huge! and They Hungry! But after a few hooks lost and baits stolen and several very descriptive adjectives, there efforts had resulted in nothing but MANGROVE MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!

Meanwhile there was a serious battle on a nice Amberjack on the back. Mike was a pumping and a grunting determined to win and he did! But immediately
after, he had to set an take a break (seeing the lil fuzzy stuff). That’s when I had to go show the Mangrove crew a pointer or two, boy it felt good a 10 lb Mangrove is one of the hardest hitting an fighting fish I ever battled (lb for lb), They will pop 50lb test on the hook set. Long story short 40 nice Mangroves several over 8 lb, 2 Amberjack, 1 king, few triggers etc. Got a ride to shore aboard the Whipasnapa.

The Dobson’s were in Friday, for lil inshore outing. Said if he could get one cobia about 40in. all he wanted. By 8:30 a.m. mission accomplished. Three cobia actually and yes one just happened to be 40 inches. Now we had to get Mrs. Dobson on a few fish. So we run back to bay were she put the hurt on some reds and Blackdrum. They took a lil of the cobia and a nice Blackdrum over to Shaggy’s, let them cook it up. Said it was marvelous!! Thanks Shaggy!
Saturday, 5 guys imitating fishermen(just kidding) were in for a meat haul. And well sometimes you pull up and holler fish get in the boat and next thing you know they start coming over the side like magic. And sometimes well you have to work for um(work we did). I mean I still learn every trip so your not going to know everything 1st time. But that’s part of my job and I love it. They came a long ways in 7 hrs. and they did have a pretty good box of meat–white trout, black drum, reds, sharks. All fell to the 5 man meat drive crew.

Love it Thanks to all!!!

Moan down South Ms. jump on the Whipasnapa!! And let’s go put the (meat in the box)! Bay full of red an black drum;;;;;;; Mangroves, Kings, and Cobia are thick offshore.

RED SNAPPER SEASON OCT 1 THRU NOV 23 so call book now;; booking fast…. from what I have seen they or BIG, thick an hungry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Capt. Robert McDaniel
Whipasnapa Charters
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GEORGIA: King and Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Cobia and Spadefish Found Offshore

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The fishing is good in the Golden Isles. King and Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Cobia and Spadefish are being found offshore. Sharks and Tarpon are being taken near shore and Speckled Sea Trout, Flounder, Redfish and Whiting are roaming inshore waters.

Look for Mackerel, Barracuda, Cobia and Spade fish on area reefs 10 to 50 miles offshore. G Reef, C Reef and the Navy Towers are popular and productive. Mackerel and Barracuda can be taken slow trolling live bait and fast trolling lures and plugs. Cobia will often come to the boat for shade and baitfish. They can be taken on a two ounce jig head and six inch jig body cast to them. Spadefish eat cannon ball jellyfish. Smart anglers catch a few jellyfish on the way out. Simply idle along and catch them in a net. Small ones, the size of a half dollar can be fished whole, larger ones can be quartered. You can see dozens of Spadefish, usually near the buoy that marks the reef, in the water column. Cast the un-weighted jelly ball into the school and let it slowly sink. You can see the fish take the bait but you must wait until you feel the fish before setting the hook.

Shark and Tarpon can be found working sand bars in area sounds and just offshore. Bait fish are sweep along by the current created by the bars and Sharks and Tarpon take advantage of the easy pickings. Anchor the boat in about 10 feet of water or where you see Tarpon rolling and chunk out a live Poggie. Dead bait works almost as well. Place the rods in the holders and get ready for a fight.

Inshore species can be taken on live shrimp and mud minnows. The most popular fishing technique is float fishing. Most fishing is near oyster bars which attract shrimp and bait fish. The only way to fish these bars with out getting hung up is with a float.

Take a kid fishing.

Capt. Vernon Reynolds
Coastal Expeditions Charter Fishing
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FLORIDA: Redfish In The Morning, Cobia In The Afternoon

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Starting early in the morning or just before sunset is your best bet for the dog days of summer when targeting redfish on the flats. Toss your favorite topwater plug during low light conditions then switch to live or cut bait and soak baits around mullet schools or oyster beds once the heat kicks in.

Flounder are still targeted on the flats during higher tides and creeks during low tides with live mud minnows pinned on a jig head slowly bounced or dragged across the bottom.

Normally snook can be heard popping shrimp under the Palm Coast bridges or nearby docks but with this winters devastating cold spells the snook took a beating and we suffered massive fish kills. Try to practice catch, photo and release till our snook stocks can replenish themselves.

Tarpon can be targeted on our beaches and inshore waters all summer long. Along the beaches look for pogy pods with rolling and crashing Tarpon, approach by trolling motor and pitch a live pogy on the outskirts of the school, other alternatives is to fish the shrimp boats after they dump their by catch. For inshore Tarpon a live back hooked mullet or select shrimp with a Daiichi circle hook will do the job. Look for rolling Tarpon and pitch live mullet or shrimp a few feet in front and hold on. Best places to fish are residential canals, Matanzas Inlet or the Tomoka Basin for juvenile tarpon. Afternoon thunderstorms will normally trigger Tarpon feeding frenzies before the skies open up.

Kingfish will be on the near shore wrecks and beaches, slow trolling (1.5mph) a pogy will attract smoker kings. Look for bait pods in 35-60ft. of water and troll around the bait for hook ups.

Capt. Chris Herrera
Full time fishing guide
386-437-2545

Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, St. Augustine

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FLORIDA: Crystal River – Saltwater Fishing

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Wow!! What an unbelievable last couple of weeks in the world of fishing off of Crystal River and Homosassa.

World Records have been broken, huge schools of Redfish have showed up early on many of the local flats, the Tripletail have finally showed up along the Nature Coast and the shallow water rocks, wrecks and reefs have become invaded by hungry Grouper, Cobia and Spanish Mackerel. With all of this going on at once it has been extremely difficult and painstakingly fun to put together a game plan day in and day out.

Have you ever seen a true WAVE of fish before? Normally this time of year is full of surprises but I could have never predicted the massive schools of Redfish that have been feeding up and down many of the islands our area is “World Famous” for. Until this year some of the biggest schools of Reds that I have seen in the backcountry ranged from 60-75 fish. In the last month and half I have already spotted 3 schools of well over 130-150 fish and the remarkable aspect of each of these schools is that I have spotted them as far as mile apart. This has led me to believe that these Redfish have schooled up for a reason. Whether it is a mating ritual or if there is just safety in numbers either way these fish are extremely large and are feeding like crazy. These fish are ranging anywhere from 7-15lbs and I know for sure I have seen a handful that would bottom out a BocaGrip. Lately I have been using pieces of cut ladyfish and mullet to get these fish excited but the best part of using such a huge chunk of bait is that you can definitely separate the men from the boys when the Reds come down the shoreline to feed.

As exciting as the Redfishing has been the true gem of the last few weeks has been the amount of action on many of the shallow rocks, wrecks, and reefs scattered throughout the area. Grouper, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail and Cobia have all congregated in mass on many of the local structures scattered throughout the Nature Coast. When fishing these structures I LOVE to chum with shrimp and sardines. You can find out just how active a spot is by sacrificing a handful of shrimp into the water. Normally the Spanish Mackerel will show themselves first but after they have found the slick it normally doesn’t take long before the Snapper and Cobia are following the trail also. Because of the unpredictability of this type of fishing it is important to have a rod rigged for what ever unexpected event you can imagine. When fishing the Foul Area I always carry a rod rigged with a 7/0 Circle Hook for a Grouper or Cobia, a rod rigged with a 3/0 Circle hook for a Tripletail, and 4 rods rigged with 1/0 long shank hooks for the Spanish Mackerel, and Snapper. However, even with all of these rigs on hand in the heat of the moment I will still run to the tackle box to rig something up for the unexpected Tarpon, Shark or Huge School of Black Drum that come passing by. GOD! I love this kind of fishing.

To cap off this action packed report I am sure everyone is wondering what is going on with the OIL!! First off I hate this word! Second of all it has been reported that the sheen from the spill is well over 400 miles away from our coast, putting the bulk of the oil at least 600 miles away. Long story short our area is in NO ! immediate danger from the spill so please don’t let the media fool you out of your Florida vacation or your next inshore fishing adventure.

SCALLOP SEASON OPENS UP ON JUNE 19TH!!!!! IF INTERESTED IN A FISHING AND SCALLOPING ADVENTURE GIVE RED HOT FISHING CHARTERS A CALL TODAY!!

Capt. Kyle Messier
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NORTH CAROLINA: Hot Weather & Hot Fishing around Wrightsville Beach

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Southeast North Carolina has been quite HOT lately the good thing about this is the fishing has been the same; HOT! The summer trend of local fishing is really showing and the summer fish showing up in good numbers too. We have been fishing for all kinds of fish lately; Mackerel, Cobia, Blues, Redfish, Flounder, Trout and Sharks. Let’s talk about that in this weeks fishing report>>>

Let’s start with one of my favorites; Cobia. I love to catch’em, cook’em and eat’em! We have seen quite a few Cobia lately; we caught a forty pounder on last Monday. We are seeing most of the Cobia just off the beach and out to five miles off the beach. Live bait has been the key to the bigger fish lately. Smaller Cobia have hit jigs around the inlets and ocean sand bars. Sight casting live bait to bigger Cobia just off the beach has produced some nice Cobia form Carolina Beach to Topsail. When we drift fish for Cobia, we are using carolina rigs with three to four once egg sinkers and 7/0 circle hooks with an eighty pound Berkley big game mono leader. The baits we are using are small Bluefish, Mullet, and Menhaden. Drifting these baits around inlets, sandbars and near shore live bottoms; has produced the best bites.

The inshore Redfish bite has been very good lately with artificial baits as well fresh cut and live baits. Working shallow waters early morning and late afternoon when the heat of the day is lower has produced well. Later in the day when the sun is high, we are working deeper waters for the Redfish. The shallow water lures have been MirrOlure’s Top Dog Jr and Top Pup, also a rattling cork with a Berkley Gulp Alive peeler crab under the cork has also produced very well in waters of one to three foot deep.

When we are fishing deeper grubs that have been doing well are Berkley Power bait shrimp and Gulp Alive 3″ shrimp in colors new penny and molting. Saltwater Assassin’s Copperhead and 10W40 colors are catching some Reds as well. Rigging the grubs on a simple red jig head 1/8oz to 1/4oz, just make sure the jig head has a hook that will not straighten out when you hook that nice Redfish! Tip: one thing I’ve starting using this season is Berkley Gulp Alive Shrimp spray; I put a shot on all my non-scented grubs. It seems to work well for Redfish and Flounder fishing.

The Spanish mackerel bite has been good lately with the best of it being early in the morning and late afternoon. Trolling Clark spoons in sizes 00, 0 and 1 in colors sliver, gold and pinks flash are working well. When we are seeing the Spanish jumping and feeding on top; casting jigging spoons is producing some nice Spanish. There is still a lot of Blues mixed in with the Spanish up and down the beach too. We have found some bigger Spanish by going off the beach a few miles and getting away from the crowds in the clearer waters.

Flounder fishing is really picking up around the area. Most of the Flounder are eating little menhaden and Mud minnows on light Carolina rigs. The Flounder are mixed in size to just under keeper size to a few over five pounds. We have caught some Flounder on Artificial baits as well. We have had the best luck with Berkley Gulp 3″ pogy in pearl white and smelt colors. Rig the grubs on a red or black jig head for best results. Flounder fishing should stay consistent right through the summer and fall.

The Shark fishing is picking up with the warmer water temps and should be good all summer long. Best baits for the near shore sharks are, fresh and live Menhaden. When we use bait to catch the sharks we use spinning reels, with 300+ yards of thirty and fifty pound Spider wire Ultracast braid. Rigging the baits; eight feet of 80 pound mono leader; some will wind on to the reel. Connected the 80 pound mono to a fifty pound swivel, then to Two to three foot of #9 SS wire and an 8/0 or 9/0 off set J hook. If you prefer Fly fishing, I like Striped bass flies in Menhaden patterns with 4/0 and 5/0 hook sizes. We use ten to twelve weight set ups; have lots of extra flies with you!

Keep your eyes peeled for some great new Berkley Gulp products that will be out soon, some of these baits are going to be great for Redfish and Flounder fishing; Trust me!!!

Fishing Gear we use:

Reels Penn Conquer and Sargus spinning in sizes 2000 and 4000. Spiderwire Ultra-cast braid in 10 and 15#. Rods: Ugly stick lite 6’6″ and 7′ Med & Med-Heavy and the All Star ASR spinning rod ASR844S and ASR845S.
Cobia: Spinning setup Penn Conquer 7000 with an Ugly Stick Tiger lite Jigging rod 6′ 6″ and Penn 320LD Reel and a Tiger lite jigging rod. Line for Cobia Berkley Big Game 30# mono and 50# Spiderwire Stealth High-Vis Yellow.


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FLORIDA: Indian River Lagoon Report

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Although the weather has been absolutely gorgeous in the mornings this week, a squally summer weather pattern has settled in along the Lagoon Coast of Florida. This doesn’t imply that the fishing isn’t good; it just means you need to get started early and keep a close eye on developing weather systems, especially if you’re fishing offshore. Several anglers I know got caught up is the sever storm that blew in from the south on Thursday, and although they were less than a mile off of the beach, they couldn’t even see the shore, so please be careful this weekend.

Even though the rainfall this week has been significant, lagoon water levels are still on the low side, and surprisingly the water is still clean for the most areas on the flats. The mullet and glass minnows have returned to the lagoon and targeting these baits schools between first light and mid morning has been the most productive timeframe for catching redfish and sea trout. The best bite for me this week was on a Storm Chug Bug, but short strikes were common and the floating widgeon grass is starting becoming a problem. We also had good results a Gulp flukes rigged weedless and DOA Shrimp fished under and around mullet schools.

Also, the schools of glass minnows (bay anchovies) have materialized in the deeper waters of the lagoon, and the ladyfish, jack crevalle and gaff top catfish have been working them over. To locate these schools of glass minnows, simple look for small terns and seagulls dipping and diving out in the open water.

Along the beach out of Port Canaveral, the bait schools (pogies) have been plentiful between the south jetty and the pier, and the kingfish, large jacks, sharks and some small cobia have been abundant between 30 and 50 feet of water. There have also been a good number of tarpon showing up throughout our area, so keep a keen eye out for rolling tarpon working bait pods along the beach.

Offshore, the dolphin bite has been very good, but most of the fish have been running on the smaller side, so that’s an option as well.

As always, if you need information or have any questions, please contact me.

Good luck and good fishing,

Capt. Tom Van Horn
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
P: 407-416-1187


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FLORIDA: Fishing and the Oil Spill

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Oil Spill…. seems to be on everybody’s mind lately and so it should.

Has it affected the Everglades?…… NO
Can we smell the oil?………………… NO
Can we see it on the water?………… NO
Is it effecting the fishing?…………… NO

Remember Florida is a long way from Louisiana and we are down at the southern part of the state and 100+ miles in from the gulf stream.

So with this in mind….how is the fishing? It is catching as usual, with Permit, Cobia, Redfish, Trout, Pompano, Mackerel, Snook, Shark and there are still some Tarpon around. The bait is here for the summer which also helps keep the larger fish here and makes summer fishing good.

The Snook are in the Passes, Around the Islands, in the River Mouths and out on the Near-Shore wrecks/reefs.

The Redfish are Around the Islands, Along the Beaches and in the River Mouths.

The Trout, Pompano, Cobia, Permit Sharks, Mackerel are on the Flats and also out on the Near-Shore wrecks/reefs.

The Tarpon are in the Passes, Backwater Bays, and off the Outside Beaches.

We all are concerned about how this catastrophe will affect our beautiful natural habitat in the Everglades and how it will affect the fishing.

It is still an unknown but what is known is that we are open for fishing and open for fun.

Capt. Becky Campbell
Becky Campbell
P: 239-695-2029


Mount & Pole
Transom Mounts
5 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
10 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
Bolt On
Motor Mount & 10ft Pole
Bow Mounts
3 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
6 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
Bolt On
Trolling Mount & 10ft Pole
FISH HUNTER PACKAGES
5" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
10" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Poles
5" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
10" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
Bolt On
Motor Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
Motor Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole