Dauphin Island Fishing Report II: Sept. 2014


[dropcap]S[/dropcap]eptember is a transition month for the fish in the bay, and they’ll be in their usual places for the most part, but in less numbers from where you have been catching them. The dog days are here start looking towards middle of the bay for the fishing to get hot. The early morning bite is good, but as the heat rises the fish will start to head towards deeper water, just like we head for shade when it’s hot. What I mean is, the October-type of fishing areas from the causeway and places just south of there: if the water is muddy on top, the fish will be on the bottom.

Popping corks work well early then free lined or slip cork bait. Places like Dog River are catching a lot of flounder, reds and speckled trout. Also, Fish River has been good when the fish aren’t biting on the northern end. Try going a little south and keep trying short distances as these fish are going to head north and the fish that are there will be joined by a lot more fish soon ! Book your Fall trips now as the temperatures cool off and great fishing will start.

Screaming drags and tight lines.