As a fishing guide, I am often asked the question, “Is the fishing still good in December?” Although the fish move a bit slower because of the colder water, they still have to eat.
November is one of my favorite months to fish! The water is finally cooler but the fishing gets hotter. Nearly every day, I get the question, “What’s biting in the colder months?” And I say, “What’s not biting?” Everything is biting in November! Big bull redfish are running in the bay and they can be caught around navigation markers by dropping live shrimp down to the bottom and then slowly reeling back up. Reds can’t resist blue crabs, so I use live blue crabs too when I can get them, otherwise I use Gulp plastic crabs. Flounder will still be hanging around in the Port St. Joe canal. I love to fish on an outgoing tide using bull minnows.
October is my favorite month to fish. The weather is finally cooler and the fishing is most excellent in October! Big bull redfish are running in the St. Joe Bay!
When most folks think of September they think of the beginning of the school year and football season. Don’t get me wrong, I love the change of the season too, especially football season. When I think of September, I think of late summer-early fall FUN, like eagle rays leaping 10 feet out of the water or giant Blue crabs swimming through the water column hoping they won’t become something’s lunch. Redfish, Speckled trout and flounder have had all spring and summer to get BIG and Spanish macks and King fish are crazy big and very hungry. Winds have calmed down, yet we still have giant thunderstorms to watch out for and run from.
Hello! This is Captain Charlene, and I am here to tell you about the fishing in St. Joe Bay and the Gulf of Mexico near Mexico Beach. You never know what is going to happen while fishing in the waters of the Forgotten Coast. Here are three examples while chartering About Fun Charters aboard the Saint Misbehavin II.