Fishing, flounder and football... October has it all. There are events all along the coast whether you are fishing Port St Joe, Panama City, Destin or Navarre. The Destin Fishing Rodeo that is the entire month of October. The weather in October is awesome, normal lows in the 60’s and highs in the 80’s with much lower humidity.
Near Shore Fishing
Blackfin tuna will be on the move. You can catch them chumming over deepwater ledges and wrecks. Use live cigar minnows, herring, pinfish or chunk baits. You can also catch them butterfly jigging.
Closer to the beach in the 1 to 10 mile range you will find the tuna chasing schools of bait over natural bottom and wrecks. These tuna are mostly caught trolling live cigar minnows on fluorocarbon leaders, much like trolling for kings. When trolling for the tuna put out a couple birds and squid chains to attract them into your spread of baits.
They can also be caught chasing the busting fish and throwing topwater poppers.
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