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Hello October !
With some luck, she will be the last pest for us, as the blocking cold fronts now seem to be taking shape across the Midwest. We are slightly behind in a consistent fall pattern from last year. Nonetheless, with persistence the fish can be found trying to get in a fall pattern that will now gel on October’s doorstep.
Snook are definitely on the move to the backcountry. While still scattered, we have been taking them in the shallow bays around oyster bars, points and along the sawgrass while targeting redfish.
Unlike snook, redfish tend to be a more fair weather species preferring tranquil settings out of the wind and weather. Since we have had little of that lately, they have been difficult to stay on top of from one day to the next as far as schools. Best results have come by utilizing the run and shoot offense, picking off a few and moving on. Naturally, when the schools are hit, it’s been a bonanza—at least for that day. With the weather, the norm on the following day has been to start all over from square one. Oyster bars, cul-de-sacs, points, sawgrass shorelines and docks have all been producing reds, snook and a few gator trout.
As the water temperature drops over the next few weeks, they traditionally stay active for longer periods throughout the day. The lil' kings are blast on light tackle and often the final ingredient in reaching the pinnacle of Florida flats fish—the Grand Slam.
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