Everyone has heard there is a season for everything. That is so true and we are so lucky here in Islamorada that no matter how many seasonal transitions we go through, there is literally always something to catch. Now the mangrove snapper have apparently finished their time on the reef and have spread themselves across the back country, bridges, gulf wrecks and the rest of your favorite places to catch them. A pretty decent trout bite has resumed in the western areas of Florida Bay and a few other select spots. They are biting your favorite baits, lures ad assorted methods to entice a bite.
I have seen some great pictures and post of folks getting out in the gulf and having some great times catching Goliath Groupers, also from now till we have a strong cold front, the shark fishing should be a no brainer, there is lots of lemons throughout Florida Bay and the Gulf, plenty of Blacktips and Bulls round off some pretty wicked shark fishing. The main event is the Snook and Red bite.
The Snook are in many of the moats and flats adjoining, moreover if you’re somewhere the skeeters are buzzing you, they are close by. Reds are putting smiles on lots of anglers faces most of them are up on the flats, but if you set up on your favorite creek drain you will be in like Flynn. Poppers, spoons, shrimp, pilchards (if you can find them), soft plastics, buzz baits and fly’s, anglers are tallying up some great days with the delivery of their choice.
Still quite a few Tarpon over on the Cape and they seem to be dining on finger mullet. The shows are exiting they will ambush the little nuggets and the jack crevalle get right in there with the Tarpon and it makes for a show that makes any Anglers Heart Beat Faster. So anyway there will be another transition right around the corner and the game will change, I hope everyone will get out on the water and take advantage of the incredible fishery we have here.
There is lots to do and lots to catch, and Fun to be had, no matter what the weather. Backcountry Fishing Report provided by Captain Ron Brack (305)393-7448, www.pirateforhirecharters.com out of World Wide Sports Bayside Marine, Islamorada Florida. If you would like to get out on the water stop by World Wide Sportsman Bayside Marina and book your trip for your adventure today.