Moonlighting for Redfish
The heat of the summer is starting to slip away as the cooler fall weather starts to settle in. Paired with the cooler temps are blustery conditions that can churn up the water and make sight fishing difficult, however fishing remains fantastic! Breeder redfish are still schooled up, hungry and hitting a wide variety of bait and lures. Though, during these windy conditions live bait may be a more productive offering. As the temps are expected to fall in the next few weeks the trout fishing is sure to impress, top water in the morning switching to soft plastics as the day warms up will likely fill a cooler. Once again, live bait may intrigue more fish when the water is murky and the surface is choppy. Use Google Earth in conjunction with weather apps to locate your fishing grounds and let the wind work for you. The night bite before and after the full moon has been superb for redfish of all sizes, find the bait schools – find the fish! The snook are still congregating under and around structure and are willing to eat. A Grandslam Baits shrimp tail or eel with a weighted weedless hook is my go-to snook annihilator, but they will destroy nearly any live bait so long as its twitching.
Enjoy this beautiful Florida fall weather, get out there and catcha-feesh!!!
Captain Matt Cicero, Fishero Adventures