Well folks this week it would be easier for me to tell ya what ain't biting rather than what is.
This past Saturday Captain Mike and myself ran a 4 hr trip with both boats landing over one hundred fish each. I love fall. Our catches included Spanish mackerel, snook, snapper, speckled trout, cobia, tarpon, bluefish, and jack cevalle. Later in the week we had the same scenario but added redfish to the list.
I think the key to being successful this time of year is to be ready for anything. It even starts when you're catching bait. I always try to have too much bait and if I can get different types even better. I mean week before last we fished to several large cobia throwing everything at them but pinfish, why I didn't have any.
This week same thing but we had the magic cobia bait. We tried everything with no takers. Then we put on the pinner and the race was on. So we continue to go snook fishing after the cobia, on our way birds are going nuts on the water, we stop throw jigs and whitebait and the Spanish and bluefish action was world class with macs up to six pounds. By this time the tide had come in and off to the snook and redfish. Let me tell ya the big girls are home and open for business it seems they know winter is just around the corner and they are trying to bulk up.
On one trip with Dave Roy, we had four fish in the twenty pound range that really put up a fight so much so that it made short work of the 15 pound line we were using but what a rush. There are schools of redfish all the way from the gulf all the way up.
Once you find them just take you time they will eat. So when your heading out this time of year be ready for anything and everything because they are all there and ready to eat.