October finally delivered some cooler weather with lower humidity. Along with the cooler temps we enjoyed some better fishing. We saw a few mahi-mahi and also some nice wahoo caught within 20 miles. Wahoo near 80 pounds were caught offshore. King mackerel and Spanish mackerel were caught on spoons behind planers. The mackerel are being caught within 6 miles of the shoreline.
We will be in search of those big bull redfish in November. I always enjoy trolling down the beach with a couple of big spoons and deep diving lures. I always keep a sharp lookout for that big school of bull reds on the surface. Diving birds and especially pelicans can give away that big school of redfish. I always have a couple of light spinning tackle rigs ready. A curly tail grub is my favorite bait to cast. Imagine cruising down the beach in the morning or afternoon on a Saturday with college football on the SiriusXM while catching fish. Of course, any day is great for fishing.
Vermillion snapper are being caught bottom fishing on half day trips. Take a trip offshore for gag grouper, scamp grouper, red grouper, vermillion snapper, white snapper, wahoo and more.
While many people are occupied with other things in November, take a fishing trip and enjoy a hot bite on the quiet waters off Orange Beach and Gulf Shores.
Capt. Don McPherson