We can uncross our fishing poles for the month of October as it has become even better than anticipated. The gag grouper and red grouper are out there in big numbers and there are a lot of large size fish. There is also way too many sharks that would like to have your fish before you get them in the boat and they are getting too many of them. Between the dolphin and the sharks the tackle centers are making a lot of money replacing lost hooks, line and leads. I cannot say enough about how great offshore fishing has been this month as the government is going to shut all of us down at the end of October as far as catching any grouper or scamp.
Inshore fishing is really picking up and I expect the fall run of speckled trout, red fish and pompano to come on big time. The king mackerel are just now showing up from the west and should be around until we get to first good cold front. The Spanish mackerel are still here along with some of the other inshore trolling fish and they seem to be doing really good. The flounder will be moving out to a little deeper water and if it does not turn too cold by November you should be able to catch a good mess on the inshore artificial reefs. It looks like that we are about out of fishing because of government regulations until maybe April 2013.
Don’t forget to file a float plan, and let somebody know when you are going to return.