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November Wrap Up

November Wrap Up What can I say?  November might have been the best month for sight fishing and BIG trout on my Maverick.  The cooler temps brought the clean water I was hoping it would.  Fish have started working into the rivers and creeks, their “normal” winter homes.  The reds have been getting skinny and.. Read More

Post Hurricane Michael Report

  I hope this report finds you well and safe after the hurricane.  In the week following myself and several others captain’s phones were ringing off the hook asking about ramp closures and fishing reports.  As of 10/25/18 this is where we stand from what I have seen: Shields Marina – Ramps open, ship store.. Read More

January Trout in St. Marks

January Trout in St. Marks I have been slacking on my reports and posting.  I’d like to blame it on the holidays, family, and all the normal reasons.  Actually, that is what I’m going to go with.  But, I have been fishing a lot last few weeks and here is what I’ve seen plus a.. Read More

October Fishing Report

In the last few weeks of Oct we started to FINALLY feel the weather cooling off here in North Florida.  It didn’t last very long but it was enough to drop the water temps in most places as well as putting the fish in their fall feeding mode.   The trout bite in St Marks and.. Read More

Sight Fishing Basics

Sight Fishing Basics Also known as “hunting on the water”, sight fishing can be one of the most frustrating yet rewarding ways to catch a fish.  So many different variables go into making you successful that I could probably write a 10,000-word essay, but I’ll touch on a few basic ideas I feel should be.. Read More

Scouting Tips

Scouting Tips   When fishing new areas or familiar areas after a major change (AKA Hurricane, not like we’ve seen one in a while…)  there are a few things I’ve found helpful in finding redfish and trout.  Eyes up!  That’s right, I am guilty of staring at the water above where I’m jigging or running.. Read More

Clean Release

As anglers, one of the biggest mistakes we can make while on the water is mishandling a fish we intend to release. Let’s be honest, a blackened redfish sandwich is hard to beat, but what about those fish not destine for the skillet? Here are a few tips to ensure the fish lives to grow.. Read More

Fishing Blind

If you’ve been fishing here in North Florida this weekend, odds are you found some dirty, windblown water.  There are pockets of cleaner water but for the most part we’re experiencing some bad visibility. When water conditions and clarity are less than ideal, these are a few of my tried and true techniques to increase.. Read More

Go Weedless With Soft Baits!

Ever watched a BASS tournament and wondered why the pros always have 100+ rods on the front deck of boat with 1,000 tackle trays slam full of different baits? (I might have estimated) Each rod combo is designed for specific task and is a exact tool in their arsenal.  There are many different tools we.. Read More

August 21-27 Report

Welcome to North Florida Inshore reports!  These are my observations and suggestions following the week on the water.  Feel free to contact me with any questions! With storms surrounding the state on both sides, we were fortunate to have a few days of good fishing with next to no rain or storms.  The clouds and.. Read More