On our Inshore bay fishing charters the bite has been great most days. As the water temps begin to cool off as we go into the fall the bite will continue to be great. The mangrove snappers still continue to be a hot bite and we are targeting them heavily as they make for great meal being the best eating fish caught inshore. Along with the mangrove snappers the next main species that we are targeting are redfish. Here lately we have been getting on the slot reds almost every trip. It is still fishing and every day is new day but the redfish should be a consistent bite all throughout the fall. The next couple months are the prime time for targeting redfish as they get ready for their spawning time they will be feeding more and more on the out going tide. The last week of September and first week of October is generally the best time to target the trophy sized ones as they are gorging themselves and majority of the fish will have huge full bellies. If you are serious about targeting bull reds we book these trips based on the out going tide. Some days it may be in the morning while other days it could be later in the afternoon. With the abundance of bait hanging around we are also catching a variety of other fish including spanish mackerel, bluefish, and jack crevalle still.
On our near shore gulf charters we are targeting spanish mackerel, king mackerels, and bonitas while trolling. The fall is also the time of the year that the blackfin tunas start moving inshore towards the beaches. We have yet to see any but its just a matter of time before they show up. While bottom fishing in the gulf the targeted species have been trigger fish, vermilion snappers "aka mingos snappers", white snappers, mangrove snappers, and amberjack. We have also caught an occasional cobia with fishing wrecks for amberjacks.
Don't forget the Destin Fishing Rodeo take place the entire month of October. This is a month long fishing tournament that Destin puts on for charter boats as well as private boats. Its a great place to hangout at night watching fished weighed in. Destin Inshore Guides enters the rodeo every year, so if you come fishing with us you have the opportunity to win some prizes. We are booking up for the month of October so be sure to call ahead and book your trip.
As always if you are planing a trip to Destin, Florida be sure to give us a call and let us take you out to catch your next memory of a lifetime. Till next time Tight Lines.