Kayak Fishing Report and Forecast: September 2016

Jeremy’s first kayak trip and first wahoo. PHOTO CREDIT: Brian Nelli.
Jeremy’s first kayak trip and first wahoo. PHOTO CREDIT: Brian Nelli.


Fishing early or late in the day is still the key through September. The flats and inlets are holding large amounts of glass minnows. Using lures to imitate these baits will be your best bet. Fishing the inlets, docks and bridges will continue to be a great option. Try using a D.O.A. TerrorEyz or jerk bait bounced near the bottom around the inlet. Fishing the shadow lines on the bridges at night with a mullet imitation will work great. On the flats work the mangroves around high tide with a bait that can be skipped up under the overhanging branches. These fish will be up in there deep getting out of the heat of the day.


September has personally always been a great month for wahoo. Concentrate on live baiting large goggle eyes deeper in the water column. The best time of the month will be a few days before and after the full moon. Kingfish will still be around and will most likely be staying in that 10- to 15-pound range. Sailfish will remain good through the month. Smaller goggle eyes and blue runners on a flat line will work to lure them in. Finally, blackfin tuna will come through in spurts. Look to target them with smaller vertical jigs and trolling feathers.

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