The fall fishing has been good despite lots of pinfish! The redfish bite has been good to excellent along with strong catches of seatrout! Whiting are in rivers but not receiving but attention from fishermen. Large red drum can be found in the inlets and along the beachfronts with strong catches reported. Some fishermen are still running into sharks but sharks will diminish as temperatures drop.
When pinfish and other trash fish are dominating try fishing a chuck of cut bait or a soft plastic bait. Lots of small blue fish are in local waters. Blues can quickly chomp off the tail off a plastic bait. This could be a good time to try one those indestructible plastic. When the bite is on it doesn’t seem to matter what a fishermen pitches. We’ve had plastics all but chewed off and still catching reds! When that happens the bite is on! Fall fishing can be mercurial. When its on it on and when its not its not. Its possible to fish several drops with no action then to find one with nonstop action. During the fall as bait batches up fish can be found schooling. When this occurs the bite is on!
This past week there have good to excellent catches of large reds as well as slot reds. Shrimp are on the move. Bait shrimp is moving further inland. Likewise some of the best catches of seatrout has moved more inland.
The weather is about ideal! Fall is a great time of the year to get out and do some fishing!
Keep only what you want to eat and release the rest!
Capt. Jack McGowan