Fishing to Pick-up!!
With October already here the trout fishing will definitely begin to pick up. The water will start cooling off and with that the trout will start returning to the flats. The waters out of the Econfina and Aucilla Rivers still remain stained but there is plenty of fish activity. We’ve seen tarpon moving through and also pod after pod of bait fish moving through the area and that will surely bring the predator fish in like the trout, reds, and blues. There has been some trout caught on the flats out in 5 to 7 feet of water.
Reds still remain a little scarce in the shallower waters right now due to the stained water but that will also change during the month of October. There have been redfish reportedly being caught out on the flats in the 4 to 6 feet of water. I ran through a school of top of the slot Reds a couple of weeks ago during a charter trip. We had several to break off that could have been over the slot and managed to boat a 26 incher. There have also been a few reds being caught west of the Aucilla River in some of the creeks.
I’ve been seeing more mullet jumping in the shallower waters the past couple of weeks than I had been seeing. But with the water being so dark you still can’t catch them with the old cast net. This too should change with the waters starting to cool off and hopefully start to clear.
Best bets for the month of October will be to fish the flats using soft plastics under a cork in about 4 to 7 feet of water. Fish the creeks using live shrimp for reds. And don’t forget to send me an e-mail or photo to www.bullredcharters.com to let me know how you did on your last fishing trip. Also give us a call to check out our fall and winter discount prices. And as always don’t forget to include the kids in all those outdoors plans and boat safe.