My most favorite time of the year has finally started, the Fall Mullet Run. September and October are my personal favorite months to fish inshore. The first wave of mullet are just starting to show up in the lagoon and around Sebastian Inlet. This means there will soon be some fantastic inshore/nearshore fishing for big snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, sharks, jacks, and flounder. Right now we're just seeing small/medium schools of mullet so within the next week or so we should be seeing those larger football field size schools on the beach. It is so awesome just to see those predator fish explode on these giant schools of mullet. From my previous experiences with the mullet run we usually get into the big over slot snook and medium size slot redfish.
Almost the entire summer was excellent for calmer seas and light winds. To start off our snook season we had our first windy weekend with 6ft seas from the aftermath of hurricane Idalia. It should be calming down come Wednesday. For most of the fall and winter season we will be focused primarily on inshore fishing in the lagoon and the inlet. It's been kinda slow for business the last few weeks but that's usual for August with school back in session. We haven't been out on the water to much, but the days we have it's been very productive for snook, reds, and jacks. We've caught a number of smaller snook and medium redfish in the lagoon throwing both live and cut bait fishing along the mangrove shorelines. Inside the inlet we're using greenies and live shrimp catching lots of small mangrove snapper. Outside and around the jetty, threadfins, pilchards, pigfish, and croakers have been working well for the snook and reds. I'm very excited for this years fall season and hopefully we'll be able to put some big smiles on our customers faces as usual.