October 2017 Best Bets

If we can just let all of the hurricanes come on and get by us in the month of September, October should be a whole lot better. The weather for fishing has been good, the fish have even decided they want to eat a little more even though the water is warmer than normal since we may possibly get another storm in the area. That would mean they would not be able to eat for a day or two. The weather for October has always been great for fishing, particularly inshore and offshore. That’s because the temperature of the water starts dropping down and generally it is either too rough to go offshore but still fishable inshore or it is really great weather both inshore and offshore. Inshore fishing now has got the red fish biting anything you put out and there are more red fish in St. Joe Bay and Crooked Island Sound than I remember seeing in a long time. There is also some pretty nice speckled trout running around outside the school of red fish and particularly in the shallow water. So far this month inshore fishing has been great.

Offshore fishing just gets better and better as October approaches and other than another hurricane or tropical storm messing us up for 3, 4 or 5 days, October will be a really good month to bring home those fish for the winter. September and October are the best months of the year for fishing both off shore and inshore and even though this summer has been pretty slow it is beginning to really get better and I expect October to turn on real good.

Don’t forget to file a float plan, and let somebody know when you are going to return.

Be safe. Good fishing and good luck.