August 22, 2016 | by Steve Beare
As we continue to near the fall bait run we will continue to see increasing numbers of glass minnows running along the beaches and along the deeper channels in the intercostal.
For the artificial anglers that still want to fish these large schools of glass minnows try to match the hatch. I really like the Rapala Skitter V in Glass Ghost for topwater and the Down South Lures 4″ paddle-tail shad in White Ice on a 1/4 oz jig head. For those targeting these large schools on fly, I always go with the trusty Clouser Fly in white/chartreuse bucktail with some silver Krystal flash. Fish these baits properly along the bait schools and beaches, and you will have opportunities at a mixed bag of large Snook, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle and Sharks.
On the flats and channels in the ICW, you will have opportunities for a mixed bag of Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Jacks, Ladyfish and more.
The Sebastian and Fort Pierce Inlet’s have also seen a number of quality Snook, Tarpon and other fish being caught on Firstlight Tackle jigs and live bait on the outgoing tide.
No matter if you fish from land, pier, catwalk, wade or by boat keep a steady eye out for those frisky mullet that should be showing up soon.