Category Archives: Gary Simpson’s Fishing Report

Time for the Top Tournaments

The ever-growing slate of local fishing tournaments is winding down as the hottest months approach.  Following the dozens of freshwater and saltwater events that have come and gone since February, last Saturday brought the first of the angling contests delivering … Continue reading






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Short Snapper Window / Strong Bassing in the Rain

Federal authorities made an announcement early this month that again angered the oft-maligned gulf sport fisher.  The 2017 red snapper season, they said, would begin on June 1.  And it would last all of three days—June 1-3.  Not surprisingly, that … Continue reading






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Windy Weekend Whacks (Some) Anglers

The Builders Association of North Central Florida has long held an annual Family Fun Fishing Tournament.  For a few years now, the saltwater fishing day has gone out of Crystal River’s Plantation Inn.  Scheduled in early May, the event usually … Continue reading






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St. John’s River, Gulf Flats Shine

While saltwater catches dominate the fishing report this week, our warming (and shrinking) freshwaters are producing some fine results, as well. The most impressive catches, without a doubt, were made on Saturday by anglers in the NEFAR bass tournament. The … Continue reading






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Saturday Qualifies as Epic

They come too infrequently…usually around this time of year.  And, although we try, the arrival of these days cannot be predicted.  We can only marvel at them after they have passed.  After Doug Stringfellow and I ended our day of … Continue reading






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