Fishing Report

October Fishing Forecast

Inshore: October is one of my favorite months because the mullet run picks up and the weather cools down. I like top water in the morning for Redfish, Snook, Trout and Jacks on the flats, creeks, ICW banks and canals. October will be the last month to target Tarpon before they head south. Flounder bite should be good this month at the inlet on the outgoing tide. Use knocker rig on ½ ounce jig head with live mullet or live mud minnow. You may catch an occasional redfish or trout too. Try deep creek holes for flounder and big trout with ¼ jighead with your favorite paddle tail or mud minnow.

Surf & Pier: October will be a good month for Pompano, Whiting, Sheepshead and maybe a Redfish. Use a Pompano rig with sand fleas and Pompano jigs tipped with shrimp. Your best bet is to fishing the trough to target these fish.

Offshore: Hit reefs from the 10-20 mile range for Grouper, Snapper, Seabass and possibly Cobia and Amber Jack. Troll from spot to spot for Sailfish with a Ballyhoo or your favorite trolling lures, do the same if you fish the ledge for dolphin and wahoo.

Captain Tim Jarvis