October 11th, 2022
Fall fishing is HERE! With the change of seasons bringing cooler evenings and North winds, the fall bite is firing off. The artificial reefs have exploded with life over the last few weeks. We have had a phenomenal False Albacore bite. If you’ve never cast a sting silver into a busting school of fish and heard the drag scream, you are missing out! These fish school up along our coast each fall and are here to feed! We have been catching them on everything from Spinning rods with Stingsilvers/soft plastics to Fly rods and glass minnow flies. Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel have shown up thick right off the beach, all the 2-3lb fish you could want. Trolling Clark spoons or casting jigs to feeding schools will get them in the box. For the bigger Spanish, we have done a few live bait trips which have produced some 5+ pound Spanish Mackerel. With the fall mullet run, King Mackerel have also pushed in close to the beach. The majority of the Kings we have caught live baiting have been within five miles of the beach. Even though Flounder season closed September 30th, we have still been catching some very healthy fish off the beach and inside. Jigging 2oz bucktails tipped with gulp has been the go-to lure, mixed in with the flounder have been some fat Grey Trout.
For the inside waters, we have had one of our better years on Redfish. Any marsh bank or oyster bed has had a good possibility of holding fish. With all the puppy drum we caught last year, that same stock of fish are slots with a majority of fish over 20". Reds are falling for a variety of baits from Zman soft plastics to mullet and shrimp under corks or on Carolina rigs. The Bridges and docks are holding a variety of fish as well including Black Drum and Sheepshead. The endangered flounder somehow keep finding our hooks in the same areas but unfortunately, the season is closed. With the fall weather, all avid fishermen are thinking of Speckled Trout. The bite is steadily picking up but definitely isn’t hot and heavy yet. We are expecting a phenomenal fall trout bite this year and I think we are just a few weeks away from busting wide open! Don’t miss out on the best time of year along the Crystal Coast! Whether you’re an experienced fisherman looking for the fish of a lifetime or your first time fishing coastal waters. Book today, and find your Reely Livin' moment!