Fall is not quite here yet its beginning to look like fall. There are plenty of shrimp in local creeks and rivers. Many small redfish can be found hanging around oyster rakes. Seatrout are numerous. One fisherman recently said, seatrout and redfish are competing for bait and the bite looks good! Many of fish are a little undersized but the numbers look good! On the beachfront and in the sounds there are plenty of sharks: sand bars, black tips, lemons and bonnetheads. Large red drum and tarpon can be on the front side as well!
A favorite tarpon/shark bait is large ocean menhaden. Schools of bait fish can mean fish! On most days large schools of menhaden can be found close to the beachfront. Finger mullet and shrimp are plentiful in the creeks and rivers. When bait is abundant fishing can be good! With warm conditions there plenty of “trash fish”. These little fish such as pin fish, yellow tails and croakers that can quickly remove a shrimp from your hook. These little fish are often considered a nuisance but can indicate a food chain and bigger fish!
Despite lots of trash of fish. The bite has been pretty good! There are many fish that still a small but overall the bite looks good!
Hope this of interest and help! Keep what you want to eat and release the rest!
Capt. Jack McGowan
Coastal River Charters