Thursday, October 08, 2009

Feeding Frenzies Crank Up The Excitement

Sunday, October 4, 2009 Fall Fishing

The cooler, shorter days of autumn are known to slow down most everything up north, but down here in southeast Florida the waters get active. Huge schools of various baitfish activate feeding frenzies and crank up the excitement. Almost any size fish will consider glass minnows a tasty treat and when they show up in schools containing millions it’s impossible not to react. As parts of these schools move through the inlet and into the Indian and St. Lucy Rivers they’re predators also follow. Jacks, Spanish Mackerel, Blue Runners and Bluefish head in to our inshore waters in numbers not seen any other time of year. Snook, Tarpon, Redfish and Seatrout join them for an opportunity to feed on the candy. Like the Finger Mullet of last month, these feeder fish will also be eaten to the point where small schools will be hard to find, but some will linger for months to come in the shallow out-of-the-way spots further up river. I am often asked what is the best time to fish around Stuart and my answer is always depends on the type of fishing you prefer, but overall, for the opportunity to catch fish for fun, the Fall (hurricanes permitting) gets the top spot on a list that includes nearly every month on the calendar.

Capt. Duber Winters
Capt. Raymond Winters
Green Water Charters

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