I can’t believe that we’re already in the first week of August. The kids will be heading back off to school soon; some next week, some the week after and then the trips will slow down and I can get some much-needed rest. Man, has it been a busy season. This summer season was the hottest I’ve ever fished or maybe I’m just getting older.
What’s to come next?
September and October can be good months for inshore fishing. Again, knowing the patterns of the fish is vital and you only get this knowledge by fishing a lot. Also watching the tides is very important. September is also a hot month, so starting early is a must or fishing very late afternoons into the evening. Another important factor is to find clean water and work baits slowly similar to winter fishing.
October is a great month for trout and reds on the flats as the water start to cool and the fish start to make their move towards the upper bay areas.
Here are a few lures I have in my tackle box.
- MirrOlure’s 17MR and 18MR in a variety of colors. I’ve been throwing these lures for over 15 years and have put many good trout in the boat.
- MirrOlure’s top water baits from the Topdog to the Jr’s work well in specific conditions.
- Soft Plastics including Matrix and ZMan Baits are the two I put on my boat. Both have produced some very nice catches. I just started using the Matrix baits and I have to say they work very well for reds and trout in various conditions.
Remember that September and October are good months inshore for all species and don’t forget about the annual fall redfish run that kicks off right around Nov 1st. I’m already getting booking and November is filling up so if you want a fishing trip of a lifetime, give me a shout.
Tight Lines.. John