Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat
The past few months have seen their fair share of high tides and up and down bite patterns, but as we move into our colder season, the bite will start to get very consistent. I really enjoy the trout in the cooler part of the year, as the free-lined mullet approach is super fun!
Florida Fishing in November
This past month saw a few redfish catches in the backwaters and Casey Collins (@CaseyColli), as always, was on a tear! Here he is (pictured above) holding a beautiful backwater red that he sight casted with his pink DOA shrimp. I myself have not been paddle-fishing in the past few weeks but I did find a late afternoon to dock-fish and scored a nice slot snook (pictured below).
The days that I did spend this past month in the backwaters were with Mike Duffy (@MichaelSeanDuffy, pictured bottom right) holding what we call a backwater tuna, AKA a Jack! We have been searching for the larger snook and recently ran into some monsters that broke us off on 25-pound leaders. The late warm weather will help keep the snook bite hot, so look for large snook to be making some tight lines!
As the cool weather starts to fill, in the trout will start going bonkers and the redfish will begin to school up. Keep an eye out on the weather patterns and look for the low winds for the best days ahead!