Fishing Report

Fishing Update – August 2023

Date: August 23, 2023

Hello Reel Deal Anglers!  It has been a hot summer so right off the bat, if you’ve fished with us recently, we commend you! We have remained pretty busy getting folks out fishing and producing some great catches! Throughout the month of August on our longer trips we have been happy to still catch American Red Snapper as

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Clearwater Red Snapper Fishing

Date: June 7, 2023

Red snapper fishing in Clearwater Beach can be excellent during the summer months, particularly in depths of 100-150 feet. Federal for hire Red snapper season opens June 1st, and recreational season opens June 16th and runs into the middle of August. Anglers are allowed to keep 2 red snappers per person per day with a

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Red snapper season beginning June 1s

Date: May 5, 2023

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Winter fishing has been fun

Date: February 8, 2023

Winter fishing has been fun as we have been bottom-fishing on most of our offshore trips. The main catch has been catch-and-release gag groupers, hogfish, mangrove snappers, lane snappers, porgies, and grunts on all of our length trips. These species make for lots of excellent white fish for our captains’ to fillet back at the

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Hello Reel Deal Friends & Anglers

Date: May 10, 2022

Summer time is almost here and for the offshore fishermen and women in the Gulf of Mexico the highlight is our American Red Snapper season! Red snapper open June 1st, 2022 for federally-permitted charter boats ONLY and the season runs until August 19th this year. Our summer season fills up and we are only running 8

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Steady action has been the name of the game lately

Date: December 15, 2021

Okay gang, here’s the scoop. The end of the year usually brings a push of king mackerel to the area with the falling temperatures. As of right now they haven’t made their way in to our fishing grounds, but we are on the lookout everyday. The good news is that kings aren’t the only fish

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Steady action has been the name of the game lately

Date: November 29, 2021

Okay gang, here’s the scoop. The end of the year usually brings a push of king mackerel to the area with the falling temperatures. As of right now they haven’t made their way in to our fishing grounds, but we are on the lookout everyday. The good news is that kings aren’t the only fish

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Clearwater Offshore fishing has been on fire!

Date: September 28, 2021

Offshore fishing has been on fire even with the closure of red grouper. Red grouper will be closed until January 1st, 2022. However, we are blessed to have many other species on the west coast of Florida to target.Recently we did an overnight trip on the Reel Deal II and had great success on big

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American Red Snapper/Grouper Trips

Date: May 27, 2021

Red Snapper Season for Federally-Permitted Charter Boats June 1st through August 2nd Hello friends of Team Reel Deal! As we approach our busy summer months, we just wanted to send out some fishing news and reminders. June 1st marks the opening of American Red Snapper and Gag Grouper for federally-permitted charter boats in the Gulf

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Upcoming amberjack and red snapper season

Date: May 12, 2021

May 1-31, 2021Greater Amberjack opens in Gulf of MexicoMinimum length – 34 inch fork lengthBag limit – 1 fish per personRecommended length charter – 8, 10, or 12 hour June 1-August 2, 2021American Red Snapper opens in Gulf of Mexico(dates are charter-for-hire vessels only!)Minimum length – 16 inch total lengthBag limit – 2 fish per

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The Kingfish Bite has been Red Hot

Date: April 27, 2021

The Kingfish bite has been red hot outside of 40 feet with live baits and hardware both producing plenty of fish. Along with the kingfish have been scattered blackfin tuna and even some sailfish. Bottom fishing has been really good out past 85 feet with limits of red grouper on most trips along with a

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