Lanark October Fishing Report

September is a great month to fish Lanark.  There has been plenty of rain on the coast, but the Lanark area gets less stained water than most.  That means there are still plenty of fish on the flats, and the cleaner water makes for more hook sets.  The water is darker the closer you get to Carrebelle.  Look for cleaner water to hold more fish this month.

Turkey Point shoals has been holding plenty of bait.  There are mixed species working the bait, from bluefish, reds, trout, and spanish.  Look for diving birds and work the schools with diving plugs or jigs with paddletails.

Redfish are still holding on the docks from St Theresa to Ho Hum campground.  Tossing live bait is a great way to pull reds from the docks.  Look for deeper water around the docks to concentrate fish on low tides.  Also, work the grass on high tides.  There have been plenty of fish feeding in the grass pockets that are holding bait.  Mikes ADL spoons will catch reds all day!

September is also a great month to fish Dog Island Reef.  It is a big sand shoal, but it holds fish. Spanish, cobia, trout, and jumbo reds are normal visitors to the area.  Trolling or drift fishing will work.  Look for diving birds just outside the reef.  Carry a heavy spinning rod for that passing cobia!

Offshore the kingfish and gag grouper bite will continue.  Live bait the kings with a freelined bait, and sink them for gags.  All public reefs are worthy of fishing.  The towers always hold good fish.  Everything will be hungry as the first cold fronts hit the area this month.  Fall is coming, and it’s a great time to fish the Lanark area!