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September & October Recap with a November Forecast

By October 30, 2023November 2nd, 2023One Comment

September was a bit unusual for us this year.

We had a strong mullet run during the first portion of the month and the snook and tarpon were right there on cue to feed on these baitfish. But the second portion of the month is where the unusual part comes in. These two species all but disappeared from the Canaveral area for quite some time. We managed a few, but no where near the numbers that we usually get for that portion of the mullet run. Instead we got tripletail and flounder. Now, many of you would say that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and neither would captain Justin or I. We had a lot of fun on most days chasing these tasty fish with our anglers. The flounder season closes in October and November, but opens back up on December 1st for those of you that like to catch these tasty fish. Snook closes after December 14th, so if you want a shot at flounder and snook in the same trip, book between the 1st and the 14th of that month.

So, what’s next?

Well we’re glad you asked, during a normal year, the snook and redfish are the two most prevalent species during October. So far early in the month this has been the case. Hopefully the rest of the year will continue bringing these two species our way. The snook may taper off a bit as we move into the cooler months of the year, but the reds generally stick around through the winter. Whiting, spanish mackerel, and pompano will begin showing up better in November, and the tripletail will hopefully be a solid bet by that time. On the lagoons, we should continue catching trout, redfish, and black drum. These will be the three most abundant species in the Indian and Banana Rivers and the Mosquito Lagoon in November. So look for those weather windows between cold fronts and give us a call. We can go either in the rivers or along the beaches and near-coastal waters to catch those species that like to run out there.

Remember to check our reservation page to see our available dates.  The fall mullet run won’t last so book  the near-coastal trip option and we’ll get out there and have a ball.  We’re booking up fast- so hurry!

Until next time…. Let’s get out there and go catch your next memory!!!!

-Captain Jim Ross

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