The fall fishing patterns are upon us here in the Clearwater Florida area. Both Deep Sea and inshore fishing has been on fire the past few weeks and show no signs of slowing up. Our full day charters have been enjoying steady action of gag and red Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia and much more. The half and 3/4 trips are finding plenty of Kingfish while fishing with live bait over areas of hard bottom out to 20 miles offshore. Also there has been some nice Gag Grouper mixed in on these trips as well. The Kingfish and Cobia bite has gotten better with the cooler water temperatures and will continue that pattern. The key to any of this fishing has been presentation, these fish continue to grow weary of heavy tackle so it’s important to fish accordingly, and we make adjustments throughout the day based on results.
On the inshore side of things, we’ve been hammering the Redfish along the deeper edges of grass flats and tree lines. The trout bite has also picked up as these fish have started their move into shallower waters. Snook are still biting good on the right tides and will start to slowly move into shallower areas and away from the beaches, making them fun to target.