Fishing Reports

The fishing reports page has been a favorite for a while now, and we try to keep it updated regularly. For the most part, it’s a blog of Nathaniel Linville and the fishing he does with guides that he’s lucky enough to fish with though occasionally we’ll post a guest report from one of our friends on a trip they took. Good days, bad days, success and failure, they’re all here. Photos accompany the report when they’re available, but if you want straight photos the best place to look is the photo gallery.

Fishing with John + Special Guests, Aaron Snell and Dave Skok

November 20, 2022

My good friend Dave Skok just wrapped up a visit to Key West, fishing a day each with me and Kat and Aaron Snell. Prior to his arrival down here he spent three days fishing in the Everglades with Steve Huff, catching (unsurprisingly) the snook of his lifetime and (even less surprisingly) having the time…

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Fishing Lately

November 5, 2022

Over the last month, I’ve been able to get out a fair amount. After the IGFA Permit Invitational wrapped up we were struck harder than anticipated by Hurricane Ian, which as everyone knows also hit the Fort Myers area much more severely. The consequence of the storm for us here was mild on a personal…

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Fishing with Ian Slater/New Permit Record News

September 2, 2022

Earlier in the week I fished with Ian Slater, and while we got a late start we still gave it our all towards having some fun in the off season. We’ve been kicking around the idea of getting back into the tarpon record game, and as the only two records remaining that are more possible…

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Fishing Lately

August 28, 2022

Over the past month or so I’ve been able to get out a few times, though not with the typical regularity. Still, there have been some fun times out there that are worth sharing. The first is a fish from a few weeks ago, fishing with Ian Slater. We’ve been using the lack of permit…

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Gold Cup 2022 Our Fishing + Results

July 24, 2022

Last month I wrapped up fishing the Gold Cup, once again with Ian Slater. We fished hard the weeks leading up to the event, as usual, and when the tournament began we had a few things we felt were worth exploiting during the five days. Our only concern was that the concentrations of fish we’d…

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Golden Fly 2022 Results + Our Fishing

May 30, 2022

Over the last week I fished in the Golden Fly with Ian Slater. The weather was as tough as I’ve seen it in a tournament, and the fishing suffered predictably. Our prefishing was spent hoping as much as fishing, and what few fish we threw at seemed disinterested in what we were asking them to…

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Fishing with Ian

May 19, 2022

Over the last few weeks Ian Slater and I have been in preparation mode for the upcoming Golden Fly tournament that starts on Monday. We’ve had our ups and downs, next-tos and nearlys, though we have been able to get consistent with our catching. We had been contending with some frustrating weather which seems to…

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The May so Far

May 9, 2022

I know well that these reports have been lacking, and that’s a product largely of being busier than normal in the shop and at home. I’ve been diligently getting out there, though it seems with the pandemic pushing more and more people out of doors and into boats I’ve been far from the only one.…

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Fishing Lately

April 21, 2022

While I have been fishing a fair amount, the weather has been tough and I’ve been struggling to get into the groove. Last week I fished with Ryan Bergeron, who invited me along for a day with Simon Becker. We found some tarpon early and then later looked for permit, and while we had a…

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Fishing Last Week

March 24, 2022

After the Merkin, I’ve started to fish. It seems odd not to write a Merkin Results + Our Fishing report, which has become a habit over the last 10 years or so, but a brief synopsis seems appropriate here: Kat and Doug finished in second, leading the rest of the field at the end of…

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Fishing with Brandon

February 11, 2022

Earlier in the week I had a chance to get out for a day with Brandon Cyr. I haven’t had much fishing scheduled prior to the Merkin, but a day on the water was welcome in the middle of the dry spell. Our weather was far from perfect, and while the day prior Brandon reported…

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Fishing with John

January 13, 2022

Since Kat and I welcomed our baby, I’ve been able to get out a few days with some new people. As part of a writing project Monte Burke (of Lords of the Fly fame) came down to fish with John and me. We were talking more than usual, but this didn’t stop us from throwing…

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Taking a break from these pages, but only for a bit.

November 6, 2021

In the middle of the draft of this report, which I had intended to finish last Monday, Kat and I welcomed our baby girl, Violet Vallilee Linville. She’s running us a little ragged at the moment, which will mean that these pages are on the back burner for a bit, but I’ll be back on…

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Fishing with David Mangum and John O’Hearn, Brandon Cyr and Nick Labadie

September 26, 2021

Before the recent trip to Homestead to fish with Lincoln Rodriguez, David Mangum came into town for a few days of permit fishing with the usual cast of characters. We were only missing Ian Slater this time around, who’s schedule didn’t line up for our days this year. Before I started fishing, Kat and David…

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Fishing with Steve and Kat

September 12, 2021

Last week I traveled to the Everglades again, this time with Kat to celebrate her birthday, to fish with Steve Huff. As readership of these pages know, I spent a fair amount of time up there over the years fishing with Steve and a rotating cast of hopeful abettors for the six. In the end…

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Fishing with Scott and Wes

August 12, 2021

Last week Wes Smith came to town. For those of you familiar with these reports, that’s not surprising: he’s been committed to the fishing down here for some time, and in addition to being one of the best roommates Kat and I have ever had he’s also becoming a fisherman that’s fun to watch, both…

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Del Brown 2021 Results + Our Fishing

July 25, 2021

Last week John O’Hearn and I fished the Del Brown. We’ve fished this tournament for the last six years, and after deciding that our time in the permit tournaments was drawing to a close had the actually pretty fun experience of just fishing the event without worrying about how we were doing. Our prefishing day…

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Fishing This Week and last

July 17, 2021

After the Gold Cup, I had an opportunity to spend a day on the water. I was invited to fish with Scott Collins by Todd Brown, a great guy and a fly tyer who is exactly my kind of fishing nerd. We went nearby where Ian and I spent our time in the recent event,…

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Gold Cup 2021 Results + Our Fishing

July 5, 2021

Last week the Gold Cup wound up and down, starting Monday and finishing on Friday. After the Golden Fly in May that ended with a break down, Ian and I were happy to have a chance to redeem ourselves. Our prefishing was relatively dismal, still plagued by the wind and weather that’s been a hallmark…

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2021 Golden Fly, Results + Our Fishing

May 31, 2021

Last week the 2021 Golden Fly tournament took place, and while it was a hard week of fishing for the entire field the competition was fierce as always. With wind in the high 20’s and a population of fish that has seemed to take its time in arriving, this year’s tournament was difficult for all…

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