By Craig Korczynski Contributing Writer
October is a fun month on the water with cooler temperatures and plenty of bait still around. The change in weather triggers fish to move into channels, canals, and along mangrove lined areas.
The snook fishing provides nonstop action as mullet schools roam our local waterways. Seawalls, docks, and bridges are great areas to target snook. Rapala Skitter Walk or D.O.A. BFL 5.5 in original or stark naked, mimic wounded mullet, triggering strikes. D.O.A. Bait Busters and D.O.A. C.A.L. 5 inch Swim Baits in melon back and pearl rigged weedless are also excellent bait for snook. As water temperatures decrease, snook migrate into back canals and bays creating great sight fishing opportunities for anglers.
This time of year can be outstanding for tarpon fanatics as schools of tarpon flood into back bays and deeper cuts in search of bait schools. Early morning and late afternoon, the tarpon can be seen rolling on the surface offering sight casting opportunities for anglers. A D.O.A. Bait Buster Shallow Runner in holographic / black back and glow gold / rush belly is a phenomenal artificial bait for tarpon. If artificial lures are not your choice, live mullet, or greenies free lined with the tide is an excellent choice for anglers to get hooked up.
Many other species like jacks, sheepshead, tripletail, mackerel, ladyfish, and even the pesky bluefish are prevalent all through our local area. A Rapala Skitter Walk or a D.O.A. C.A.L. 3 inch Shad are perfect choices for steady action. Find structure or bait schools and the fish will be there willing and ready.
Well, that is the fishing report for October, hope you all enjoyed. Remember any day on the water is a good day. Tight Lines!
Captain Craig Korczynski
561-644-4371 • phlatsinshorefishing.com
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