[dropcap]M[/dropcap]y, oh my, where has the summer gone? September is here already. This summer has flown by, kids are back in school, football is in the air and trout and redfish are on the move. This past summer has been one to remember, the cold winter has seemed to back up most summer patterns. The bay salinity is just getting where it needs to be. The fishing has been as spotty as the weather. The good news is the shrimp are invading the rivers and the fish seem to be following.
Trout are starting to show up again along the reefs along the Eastern Shore, Zundels, Grey Cane and Battles Wharf have been holding some good specks along with plenty of “schoolies.” The redfish have started showing up in Turtle Ditch and North Pass. The flounder have not made a big run again this year as in the past, but some good flatties have started to show up in Turtle Ditch and the Mobile River. As usual, the best bait of choice is live shrimp either on a slip cork or under a popping cork. Reds have been caught free lining or carolina rigging live shrimp. Hopefully, the fall patterns will not be delayed as the summer was. Hope everyone has a good start to the school year and looking forward to seeing ya on the water!! Call me for a great fishing experience for your family or friends.