We are coming into October and Fall fishing is in full swing right now! We just finished fishing the Herman Lucerne Backcountry Championship. The fishing was awesome all week and most of September. We caught some nice snook, jumped to many Tarpon to count and caught some nice ones, all the reds you can ask for and tons of trout in the deeper water. Most of the time we are throwing artificial lures that mimic small bait fish or flies(bait fish patterns that push water). I also came across tons of mackerel closer to the gulf. The birds were working them hard as usual so if you want to get into some rod bending action by these speedsters look for the birds. Anything like a bucktail jig, spoon or fly worked fast through the mackerel will get some aggressive strikes.

Back to the tournament. We ended up catching Tarpon, snook, redfish, black drum, trout and snapper all we needed was a bonefish to finish off the two days with 7 species. We won Artificial Grand Champion Guided Division and had a blast as usual fishing the event. October is a great time of year to get out on the water and do some fishing. Lots of opportunities and a good variety of species. Give me a call or send me an email and we will set it up.