December 2017

Redfish st Joe bay Florida

Water cooling off. Still some trout over grass in 3-5 feet of water later in the day as the water warms. Very clear water too; clear leader material can really help here. Small minnow or shrimp pattern for the artificial people. Live shrimp on the bottom however scored on the bruiser above.

Tight Lines!


November Action – Port St. Joe, Florida


Nov 1, 2017

Some trout are being caught along with some flounder on the flats. Best baits are live “LY’s”, Pinfish, and soft plastics in white or chartreuse.

A few reds are showing up on the beaches and at the mouth of the canal.  There is also some black drum mixed in including some big ones. Keep moving till you find some active fish and enjoy this great November weather!


Port St Joe Fishing Report – October 2017, Week 2

As we approach the middle of October, the fish seem scattered. It’s that in between time as we wait for the water to cool a little more. The key now is to keep moving till you locate active fish.

The reds can sometimes be seen feeding in large schools. Focus on areas that have large schools of bait-fish, keying in on edges of grass and along troughs in the flats.

Another area that fish will start showing up is the inter-coastal canal. Those fishing from shore should check out the mouth of the canal. Try drifting a live shrimp with the current. Both trout and reds hang out there.

Remember: the best time to go fishing is anytime you can!

See video below of some recent action and fishing tips.

Tight Lines!

Capt. Phil Cox, Phil’s Charter Service

Capt. Jeff Ross, SeaGrass Charters

Bay Scallops Report

Bay Scallops Report, Port St Joe Fishing Report
Bay Scallops Report, Port St Joe Fishing Report
Bay Scallops Report, Port St Joe Fishing Report

They are here. They are big (as scallops go). But you need to hurry as the season ends soon. While there aren’t as many as just a few years ago (last year was a bust) it is possible to find enough to fill a five-gallon bucket. You will have to hunt for them a little harder than usual since they are scattered about.

Search in the head of the bay (Southern end) where the seagrass is, in about 2-5 feet of water. If you’re in a boat please be careful of your prop. If you don’t see any after about thirty minutes move along to another spot.

All-in-all it is a good sign for next year, mother nature permitting…

Tight Lines!

Capt. Phil Cox

Phil’s Charter Service

Capt. Jeff Ross

SeaGrass Charters