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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.

Tarpon/Spring/Ocean side??

April 30, 2010 Comments Off on Tarpon/Spring/Ocean side??

So tarpon season is comng along fine, with a few oddities mixed in to keep things interesting. It appears as though the fish, perhaps in response to the on-and-off weather we have been experienceing lately, have either been thick as or quite hard to find. A great many captains I have spoken with have seen…

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Tarpon

April 23, 2010 Comments Off on Tarpon

As the wind has receded in the past week or so, the tarpon have been on the flats and channels in large numbers, and the first ocean side fish have begun to show in the waters of the Lower Keys. This is the best of April fishing–when the fish are plentiful and have yet to…

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Tarpon/Permit/Wind

April 13, 2010 Comments Off on Tarpon/Permit/Wind

Greetings to all Key West anglers (and those of you headed down here this season to fish but who are otherwise chained to a desk in parts northern and less fishy)! We have had a great week or so of fishing in the lower Keys–captains have reported numerous permit on the flats, as well as…

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Welcome to April!!/Permit

April 1, 2010 Comments Off on Welcome to April!!/Permit

As many of you by now undoubtedly know, April marks the beginning of tarpon season. This is not to say that there can’t be some epic days on the water in January, February and March, but April 1 through July 31 has been the traditional “tarpon season” as a general guide. While we had a…

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Tiny Cold Front/Welcome to April

March 31, 2010 Comments Off on Tiny Cold Front/Welcome to April

So the fishing held until Monday morning, when the wind swung around to the west and we lost about 6-10 degrees (f) on some flats we had marked on Saturday. Keep in mind that the surface area compared to volume ratio of the water on the flats allows it to heat up and cool down…

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TARPON

March 28, 2010 Comments Off on TARPON

So it’s on!! Last night, in four hours of fishing from approximately 6 PM EDT until 9 PM EDT myself, my father and mother (Jim and Vicky Linville), our cousin Fitz Coker and our dear friend Captain Aaron Snell, jumped over 15 tarpon, landed two, and released four (for the purposes of this report, a…

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March Merkin/is the cold over?/VCL ‘cuda/thank you Mr. Cady!!

March 24, 2010 Comments Off on March Merkin/is the cold over?/VCL ‘cuda/thank you Mr. Cady!!

Friends of the Angling Company: Last week the annual March Merkin tournament was held in Key West. Over three days of what could easily be described as prohibitively difficult conditions, two fish were caught. The Angling Company would like to extend it’s warmest congratulations to Capt. Scott Collins of Marathon and his client who took…

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Cold Front/Fish Kill/back in the Saddle

January 21, 2010 Comments Off on Cold Front/Fish Kill/back in the Saddle

It will come as no suprise to those of you who have been watching the news that Florida, and the Keys, has experienced a fish kill over the last few weeks. As a result of an extended period of cold weather, we have watched with dismay as more than a few species of fish succumbed…

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Sunny intervals

January 1, 2010 Comments Off on Sunny intervals

So, without much of a report to give (other than the fact that the weather is warm and the fishing is phenomenal) I was looking for any piece of angling news on the web for inspiration to help with the task of my daily fishing report. As is usually the case, my unbridled inter-web surfing…

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Video from New Zealand, update from North Country, Key West fishing

January 1, 2010 Comments Off on Video from New Zealand, update from North Country, Key West fishing

My apologies for the absence of anything new for the last few days, but I return bearing a gift: a link to a video my brother Caleb shot in New Zealand last December. Watch a big brown trout feeding and a big brother comment on it. Video Courtesy Vicky and Caleb Linville: http://gallery.me.com/vickylinville#100028 I was…

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Permit Photographs

January 1, 2010 Comments Off on Permit Photographs

It’s pretty cool to see photos of fish in their natural environment, happy as all get up doing what they do best. Until I can supply a report from the show in New Orleans (which includes a GREAT carp fishing report), these will have to do. That’s it. Regards, ncl/tac

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Fishing with Steve, Part 2

January 1, 2010 Comments Off on Fishing with Steve, Part 2

Day 2 began with clear skies and warm water, and our fishing showed improvement. We fed a large fish at around 10 AM, and pulled the hook out of it’s mouth on the hook set. Immediately thereafter, we hooked a large fish that stayed connected. We survived the first set of jumps and we fired…

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Jon Ain

January 1, 2010 Comments Off on Jon Ain

Yesterday, while I was fishing with Captain Mike Gorton, we heard the news that Jon Ain passed away. Jon had been battling cancer for the last few months, and everyone in the lower Keys has been in touch with him while he was in Denver being treated. Jon was a talented and committed angler and,…

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First report! blacktip sharks/thoughts on electrosensitivity

December 15, 2009 Comments Off on First report! blacktip sharks/thoughts on electrosensitivity

As I write this, the fall/winter blacktip shark bite is in full swing. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this particular member of the genus carcharhinidae, it is perhaps the most athletic and agile member of the family. Additionally, these are handsome animals; no two ways about it. They aggresively chase baits on…

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Warmer Weather…Tarpon????

March 25, 2009 Comments Off on Warmer Weather…Tarpon????

As the weather continues to warm, we are starting to see the beginnings of tarpon pushing into the basins in the backcountry across the Keys. I have heard reports of fish laying up in Big Pine, around Key West, and in the harbor and channels surrounding the lower Keys. As this current warming trend continues,…

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March Merkin/Isthe cold over/ Thank you Mr. Cady!!

January 1, 2009 Comments Off on March Merkin/Isthe cold over/ Thank you Mr. Cady!!

Friends of the Angling Company: Last week the annual March Merkin tournament was held in Key West. Over three days of what could easily be described as prohibitively difficult conditions, two fish were caught. The Angling Company would like to extend it’s warmest congratulations to Capt. Scott Collins of Marathon and his client who took…

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New Tarpon World Record?

January 1, 2009 Comments Off on New Tarpon World Record?

Tom Evans has caught the new pending Men’s 12 klb (6 kg) tippet world record tarpon, fishing in Homassassa, FL. Congratulations, Tom!!

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Tarpon

January 1, 2009 Comments Off on Tarpon

In the course of an “ordinary” year (one devoid of weather days that evoke Tim Burton’s vision of Gotham City in Batman…) tarpon are caught throughout the winter. In January and February, typically, three or four consecutive days of warm weather means that tarpon are on the flats and in the basins in the back…

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