August was a slow month, business wise, but we had some fantastic fishing all around. The offshore trips were awesome, catching mahi, amberjack, big mangrove and mutton snapper, triggerfish, along with big kingfish, and sharks. The inshore bite at Sebastian Inlet has been pretty hott for us lately as well. The snook have been tearing up our baits and making them drags scream. Nearshore along the beach has produced mutton snapper, sheepshead, and big schools of tarpon.
Coming up is my most favorite time of the year to inshore fish. We are just about to get into our fall season in the next week or so which means "Fall Mullet Run". The best part is snook season will be starting up September 1st. The last few trips fishing the inlet has produced one after another on slot snook. Hopefully those slot fish will stick around for another few weeks so we can bring home some meat. Through my years of fishing the inlet, I've noticed that at the beginning of the mullet run, typically September, there are large amounts of slot redfish that come into the inlet. Then about mid to late October the big bull redfish start to come in. As the water starts to cool down, the inshore fishing in the lagoon starts to get really good along the mangroves. Some of the species we normally target this time of year are snook, redfish, seatrout, and tarpon.
We finally got the airboat up and running so we'll be doing freshwater fishing trips and airboat rides here soon.