Fall fishing has arrived in full and with the drop in humidity, you can literally feel it. Comfortable temperatures, much less rain chances, and great fishing are what fall in central Florida is about.
Bull reds are the highlight of fall fishing. Large numbers of oceanic fish gather in accessible areas and provide some of the best fishing of the year. Snook fishing is also at some of its best quality of the year, and the mullet run also gives us intense fishing for ravenous large jack crevalle.
Nearshore, on the days without northeast winds, we still have some chances at tarpon. October is typically our last consistent tarpon month of the year, but when opportunities present themselves, we are quick to take them! False albacore tuna and sharks are also a target when conditions allow.
Sight fishing in Mosquito Lagoon is generally at it’s toughest during fall due to water clarity, but after the first few cold fronts, it can clear up and give us shots at fish on fly and spin.
Capt. Billy Rotne
Ponce Inlet Charters
While summer is ending, both the fishing and the weather are still hot! The past week has produced some of the best tarpon fishing we have had all year, along with great bull red fishing and some snook.
Nearshore off New Smyrna Beach, Ponce Inlet and Daytona Beach, the tarpon have been happy. As long as conditions are favorable, we have had some great opportunities on almost every trip. We have also had shots at mega jack crevalle in the 20-30lb class, and our usual light tackle false albacore tuna. Tons of catchable sharks as well in the same areas we are finding the other fish.
Inshore, we have been catching some huge reds and having really successful days. This time of year produces some of the best fishing for bull reds we see in our year round fishery. Snook have also been an option when conditions and pressure from other anglers allows us to target them.
Mosquito Lagoon has continued to provide fun fly fishing and spin fishing opportunities for those interested in sight fishing. Moderately clear water has allowed us to see the redfish and snook we have been catching.
Capt. Billy Rotne
Ponce Inlet Fishing Charters
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