September 20, 2021 | by Steve Beare
September…ohhhh…September. The fall bait run usually starts at the end of August and runs until November. Locals, and many others, call it the Mullet Run. In years past it has begun to start later and later. But right now, Mid September as I type this, the beach and nearshore waters are the place to be. The “Mullet Run” seems to be back and has produced as good as it has in several years. I like netting the finger mullet for Snook, Redfish, Jacks, Bluefish and juvenile Tarpon along the Mangrove Shorelines. We have spent a lot of time on the water this month, mostly along the beach which has produced a number of tarpon, Spinner Shark and Snook hookups using Silver Mullet.
I’ve been focused on Tarpon but I’ve got reports of good numbers of Mangrove Snapper in the 60′-80′ range, with some Cobia taking flatlines. Back to prepping for some more Tarpon….