With our first real cold front of the year on our front door step, the fall fishing has been excellent thus far. Bait has been abundant and available for most days to catch on your leisure.
Inshore, redfish have starting their spawning routine and can be found in massive schools throughout the harbor system.
Snook, are always fun to target this time of year, and it's been hard to find a shoreline that doesn't have a few sitting on it.
Trout are being caught on the deeper edges of grass and oyster bars throughout the region. The winter months seem to be the best season for finding big trout in shallow water. Look for the "Gators" sunning in shallow sand holes near those same oyster bars, in which you like to fish the deep grasses.
As always, it's a fantastic time to go fishing in South West Florida!!!
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