Big bull redfish are on everyone’s mind during the last part of August and first few weeks of September. These breeder sized fish should be getting ready to start schooling up in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon and this is a time of year when you can target them with artificial lures like a Rapala Skitterwalk top water plug or a size 12 Rapala X-Rap lipped diving plug. When these fish school up they become much more aggressive than at other times of the year. I also like to target them with spoons, jerk baits, and a variety of live baits on some days as well!
Along the beaches the mullet run will begin in the next few weeks. This is another great place to target the big bulls, plus you can get shots at snook which come back into season on September 1st. If you are able to catch a snook in the 28 to 32-inch range you can invite it home for dinner as well. For those of you that have never caught a snook your in for a real treat. These fish are fast, making blistering runs of 20 to 40-yards at a time. They also jump, turn cartwheels, and do head shakes on a regular basis. I specialize in targeting both of these species of fish. So give me a call 321-505-8217, and I can get you up on a charter to have some fun on the water in the next few weeks.
Captain Justin Ross