As the fall fishing season gets into full swing, there are plenty of trout around, and it’s a banner year for redfish almost anywhere you drop a line.
by Sonny Schindler, Shore Thing Fishing Charters
A simple Boat Monkey popping cork rig is all we use, with two feet of 20-lb. leader and a soft plastic. Stuff like the Matrix shad, Vudu Shrimp, or the good ol’ H&H sparkle beetle work great.
The flounder bite has been incredible, BUT… the majority we are seeing are on the smaller side. Also, Louisiana is closing their flounder season on October 15. Between the huge amounts of small fish and the LA closure, we are hopeful that the flounder fishery rebounds in the coming years.
The redfishing has been good and should just keep getting better. We are seeing reds everywhere. The Bay, the islands, the nearshore reefs, the Marsh, and Lake Borgne have all been holding reds. We typically use live or dead shrimp to get it done. Areas with broken marsh, oysters or rocks have been dynamite for us.
The weather has been fantastic, the rivers are low, and salinity is way up. Hopefully this will be a fall for the record books!!!
As always, have fun and be safe.
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