Saturday, October 31, 2015

October Fly Fishing Report

Tailing Reds on the grass flats was pretty good earlier in the month with the typical slow down towards the end of month due to the grass getting to thick and not being able to drop your fly in front of them along with cooling water temperatures that put there main food source, the Fiddler Crabs down into hibernation. There are still opportunities to catch a tailing Redfish in early November if the weather remains mild and warm. The month of November does bring some opportunities for tailing Sheepshead and Black Drum on the flats with good weather permitting. 

St. Augustine inlet was on fire most of the month with catching decent sized Bluefish, Jacks, Ladyfish and also some Spanish Mackerel in the mix on the incoming tide for most of my fly anglers using 8wt. and 9wt, fly rods rigged with  sink-tip fly lines and large bait fish patterns. It was sure way to bend your rod! 

The dock light fishing remained steady for Seatrout and Jacks under the lights and will typically continue through November with larger Sea Trout showing up due to the dropping water temperatures. The next 5-6 month months will bring the best opportunities to catch a gator Trout on fly. So stay tuned! Tight loops and lines to all! 

                                                                              Inlet Bluefish

Tailing Redfish in the Grass