keys
Top 10 Fishing Destination of 2022
October 11, 2021

Florida Keys

The Florida keys (and Key West in particular) are known around the world for their incredible fishing opportunities. It’s no secret that big league fish live here. It’s on every list because it truly is a perfect bucket list location for any angler, and the Florida Keys have everything from skinny water to spear fishing. Hidden from the limelight, backcountry fishing off the keys is an experience that doesn’t get enough recognition. Head into the everglades and target redfish, snapper, and trophy snook. With a permitted guide you can get off the beaten path and fish a spot you'd never find on your own.

Aransas Pass Fishing Charters
The Big Ol Mess: #1 Fishing Report for Burnet, Miami Beach, Roswell & More!
October 7, 2021

Texas Fishing Reports

1) Aransas Pass Fishing Reports

Picture from Captain Timothy

2) Burnet Fishing Reports

Picture from Captain Jackie

3) Galveston Fishing Reports

Picture from Captain Mike

"The cool weather is starting to make great fishing. East bay has lots of birds working over live shrimp. Trinity bay trout and redfish working the west shoreline. West bay is starting to have some bird action. Overall fishing is good. Thanks Captain Mike" - Captain Mike

red snapper
Snapper Species: What’s the Difference?
October 6, 2021

What are the Most Popular Snapper Species in the U.S.?

What is a Red Snapper?

By far the most popular snapper in the U.S. is the Northern Red Snapper (Red Snapper for short). Red Snapper schools can be found around underwater structure at depths greater than 50 feet. They can live for more than 50 years and grow up to 40 inches and 50 lbs.

Red Snapper are aggressive eaters which make catching one an exhilarating experience. Due to their delicious reputation these fish also have a strong commercial harvest. Unfortunately their popularity has led to overfishing in the past, and now strict regulations are in place to protect this species. For more information see information on red snapper fishing and recent regulations.

offshore-fishing
Fishing Concepts 101: Introduction to Fishing Lingo
October 2, 2021

What Are The Different Water Types for Fishing?

A water type is simply a general overview of the features of the water in the area you’ll be fishing. Each type will mean you fish different areas, use different types of boats and gear, expect to pay a different price, be out for a longer or shorter amount of time, and catch radically different species of fish. The water type is generally the first decision you will need to make when choosing a fishing trip, as it is so crucial in determining what trip is best for you.

Atlantic Bonito Swimming
Bonito vs Skipjack Tuna vs Little Tunny: What’s the Difference?
September 23, 2021

What Even Is a Bonito? What Is a Skipjack? Little Tunny?

Bonito, skipjack tuna, and little tunny are all marine fish that are members of the same sub-family, called Scombrinae. Scombrinae are ray-finned, bony fishes that include four “tribes”: Mackerels, Spanish Mackerels, Bonitos, and Tunas.

All members of this sub-family (Scombrinae) have a tapered - almost bullet-shaped - muscular body that makes them fast swimmers and ferocious fighters when caught. They are all at least semi-migratory while following prey, and are fished both commercially and recreationally. They also all have two dorsal fins (one that is spiny and one that is soft) as well as having somewhere between a deeply forked and a lunate (semi-forked) tailfin.

Man wade fishing with captain experiences in Baffin Bay, Texas