For many guides, fall fishing is one of the best times of year. Water temperatures begin to drop dramatically, consequently a variety of bait fish begins to show up and migrate to and from. All this activity signals to our predator fish friends that it is a heavy feeding time of year in preparation for winter. What that means for us Anglers is a consistent exciting bite that is sure to produce mixed bags of fish.
The surprise of the month thus far has been the trout. In comparison to previous years, they have shown up early in very large numbers and ready to eat a variety of offerings. The Snook bite has slowed a bit in terms of numbers but the quality size snook are still a cast away as we have brought many upper to over slot fish boat side this month. Redfish will continue to be a first choice to target this time of year and I anticipate we are one more substantial cold front away from having them show up in the very skinny shallows to be sightfished with artificials and flies throughout a days trip.
We welcome many of our northern visitors this time of year, and as always, if you have any questions on the area or would like to get out for a day of chasing fish, feel free to contact me.
Until next time... Got to make that cast!
Capt. Mitch Wozniak