tarpon. fishing

Most anglers are well aware of fall and it’s potential for some fantastic fishing. The mullet migration, known as the “mullet run,” is about to be in full swing! Spawning drum and redfish in the lagoon, and acres of mullet covering the beaches are all great options and makes Fall fishing by far my favorite of the whole year.

Anglers can find most fish in somewhat of a transition period right now. On the full moons, expect larger schools of black drum and bull reds roaming the flats in 2-3 feet of water in search of an easy meal. Anglers can also find large schools of tarpon in the lagoon around areas with heavy freshwater flow, spillways, culvert pipes, and areas with any sort of current, as well as fishing the beach around the beginning stages of the mullet run. Slow trolling or pitching 6-8 inch mullet to rolling fish is the best bet right now. Troughs or areas with large drop offs are great places to look.

The fall fishing is just getting started and it’s only going to get better! I’m definitely looking forward to the next few weeks to come!