21st, 2014 - Fishing Report
past week has been outstanding for King Mackerel in Pensacola
Bay. Live bait (Menhaden) is the bait of choice. While catching
these Kings, we are also catching Jack Crevalle and Sharks. This
style of fishing will last till around mid November and then
weíll be going after the bull reds that will start to show up
right around November 1st -10th.
Letís talk about trout
and reds on the flats. The inshore bite on the flats in October
is typically a great month for inshore fishing, but it didnít
started out that way. Not too many captains will post reports
saying the fishing was slow when it is, but honestly itís been
a very tough start to October. Even though itís been a
challenge these past couple weeks, we are still catching fish,
but we really have to watch the tides, and pick
the right conditions for the clientsí needs.
So what do I expect the
last 10 days of the month? Better fishing. Thatís because the
tides are going to get better and weíll be getting some much
needed cold fronts, and that should kick off the fall fishing
that we are more accustomed to by now. I will be fishing a bunch
next week both morning and evening trips, and Iíll post some
reports and hopefully I will have good news. If itís not
Iíll let you know. I feel that if the fishing is slow, let the
client know what to expect so they have an informed decision
whether to reschedule the trip or take their chances. This
policy has always been my motto and I feel itís the correct
way to run a fishing business.
I have a top of the line
240 LTS Triton, new or practically new rods and reels, and some
of the best tackle on the market. My Humminbird 999ci HD si is
essential for finding the structure where the fish are
congregating when we are out scouting around for that elusive
Lastly, lets talk about
whatís to come in November. The big reds should start to make
their way into the bays in a few weeks. As soon as we get a few
major cold fronts, it will kick off the fall redfish run. Iím
happy to announce that the bay is full of bait and when I say
full, Iím not exaggerating. All the blood-minnows and Menhaden
are pouring out of the upper bay estuaries.
With all the bait in the
bay, it wonít be long before reds get here.
Hope everyone has a great week. Iíll post a new report near on
Till then, hereís wishing you bent rods and screaming drags.
you would like to hook into a monster redfish like this, then
book a trip this
or December trust me when I say it's gonna be fun!!
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