October 10, 2021 | by Steve Beare
The schools of bait coming in the FPI have been easily identifiable…just follow the constant mark of top water explosions. Finger Mullet have been the most productive bait for Snook in and around the Inlets and Bridges. If you chose to leave your bait unweighted, on a flat line, be prepared for some Bluefish and Spanish Mackeral action. Redfish and SeaTrout continue to be found in the deeper holes and channels around the flats Death Flats north to Johns Island. Snapper and Black Drum are still around the bridges and deep water docks.
The beaches have been the place to be, with the “Mullet Run” in full affect. Large schools of Mullet are making their way through the trough, providing opportunities to for Snook, Tarpon, Sharks, Jack Crevalle and Bluefish. The Pompano bite has heated up as well.
Offshore fishing has been hot. Kingfish and Cobia are working the 60′-80′ range with Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi) in the 100′-350′ range. Mutton and Mangrove Snapper continue to stack in the 80′-100′ range, and there are still opportunities for Sailfish when bottom fishing if you put out a flat line. Live greenies have been our go to bait.
We haven’t hooked any Wahoo but have received reports they are starting to show up for those targeting them.