Fall is in the air and the fish are biting everywhere. The autumn months make fishing difficult for me, not because the fishing is slow (it’s not) but because I find it hard to choose one specific species of fish to target on any given day. We are so very fortunate here in Southwest Florida that during the autumn months, because just about every game fish we have can be caught relatively easily.
For those of you who love to troll near shore (one of my favorite things to do) you’re in luck: Kingfish, gag grouper, Spanish mackerel and cobia are all out there for the taking. You inshore guys are also in luck: Snook, trout, redfish, cobia, pompano, jacks and mackerel are all over the Harbor and willing to take just about anything you have to offer them. And just so you know, tripletail have already started to take up residence under some of the recently placed stone crab trap buoys just off our beaches (yum, yum). With all these species out there and not enough time in a day to target them all, the question has to be “What do I fish for today?” That’s the question I ask myself almost every day, and recently I have been answering that question with — wait for it — flounder.
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