November has arrived. We’re in the midst of a strong mullet run and fishing the transition between summer to fall. Everything is eating on the fall bait run; it’s been a great bite for redfish, some big trout, and some snook. One thing is for sure…days after a major weather change (rapidly cooling water or heavy rain accumulations) bite activity can be epic! Water levels are still considerably high in which is normal for this time of year.
We’ve been targeting Mosquito Lagoon Redfish around sand spots on grass flats where there are large concentrations of baitfish. Most of our catching right now is on live mullet. But this is a good time of year for spoons, soft plastic jerk baits, and plugs. Most days recently we caught at least 10-20 redfish per day. On slower days we are still managing 4-7 to the boat. At Ponce Inlet bull redfish continue to school up for a late fall spawn. Drifting the ICW near and in the Inlet with live mullet, crabs or pinfish can produce a few redfish over 20 pounds.
November is when we typically start catching more big Speckled Trout in Mosquito Lagoon and the North Indian River Lagoon. Cooler water temperatures and massive amounts of migrating mullet have the big trophy trout willing to stay actively eating on the flats throughout the day. Free lining a live mullet in areas where they are concentrated lately has yielded a few big trout in the 4-7 pound range each day. This bite usually only gets better throughout the next couple months and there is usually a 10 pounder or two caught before year end.
It’s been another phenomenal year for the Snook recovery. We’ve seen dozens of big snook laid up on shorelines and docks lately. All that means translate to having an epic snook bite later this fall and through the winter when the water cools off and schools them up by the hundreds. On days we snook fish in late November and December we will routinely catch 20-30 snook daily with a few in the 7-12 pound range.
November and December provide some great fishing during the fall transition. I’ve got 10 days left open in November and 15 left open for December. The holidays are usually super busy so don’t wait too late to book. I take last second scheduling if I have open days. Call me at 386-212-4931 or email to secure a date. Read my fishing charter page to view the top reasons why you should book your trip with me today. I look forward to fishing with you soon…