- Published: Thursday, 08 September 2016 15:19
The wahoo bite has been great. One look at your favorite social media site will back that up.
Good bait presence, good king bite too. Have to look a little harder for evidence of dolphin. This weekend (including Friday) will be the first real opportunity to try for red snapper in state waters after our near miss with Hurricane Hermaine (thank goodness, what a difference a few miles makes). Should be good weather through the weekend for a shot at 'em.
It's been worthwhile here, good numbers of redfish cruising the beach, blue crabs are all over the beach and that definitely helps. A few whiting, some pompano, plenty of ladyfish and spanish, and a few flounder.
It's a little more of a guessing game than usual here due to all of the rains still draining out of the areas north of here. The good news is the water has cooled down some. That may be why fish are on the move to areas we haven't been looking for them. Have had more trout reported back in the bayous than usual and redfish working areas that may have been warmer than they liked last week. Watch your bottom machine temp gauge, I found a good ten degree difference in my travels this past Labor day. A lot of mangrove snapper around, a few flounder, plenty of lady fish, some black drum, and a few spanish. There have even been a few keeper grouper reported in the bay.