Fishing has been awesome as it usually is this time of year. Bunker pods have finally showed up and should continue to stay around a little while longer. Work the pods close to shore for giant red drum, black drum and other species feeding on them. Use a 50lb. mono leader with a 1-2 oz. egg weight and a 7/0 circle hook. You can knocker rig it or use it fish-finder style. Add a wire leader if you’re getting broke off, the sharks and kingfish will follow the pogies too.
Offshore fishing is about as good as it gets. Sailfish, kingfish, blackfin tuna, cobia and more. This is the time to go. Pick your days and be safe. Take those bunker off shore for some great kingfish action in all the normal areas. The 8A reef is famous for the fall kingfish run. Just about any reef will hold bait. This time of year, all the commercial guys are out there trying to support their families. Please do not get in their way, it’s already hard enough with all the rules and regulations imposed. When you see them out there doing circles just give them the space they need to fish.
Mahi fishing has also been picking up. It’s not as good as the spring run but can definitely pay off! Use all the typical dolphin rigs. Ballyhoo and strip baits work just fine. Every trip we are catching a few cobias. Keep a jig handy. Hope you all have an awesome holiday and enjoy your families.
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