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Florida Fishing in September
Each year in the late summer, the fishing in Jupiter, Florida really heats up. That is one of my favorite parts of Florida to fish, especially for large snook. I recently took my good friend and neighbor, Bobby Minotti, my brother-in-law, Max Bressan, and my super awesome son, Ethan, on an adventure to meet up with the legendary Captain Matt Budd and film an episode for our upcoming launch of Tupat’s Fishing Adventures! This will be an online YouTube channel filled with fun, adventure, information on fishing and tons of action!
We arrived in Jupiter the day before our trip and I wanted to show my son Dubois Park and also try to throw a few casts in hopes of a large snook. The beauty of the park is surreal and the family vibes are just what I like. We had a wonderful evening and ended up enjoying an amazing dinner at U-Tiki Beach, which is the premiere waterfront restaurant in Jupiter!
Wake up call was 5:30 a.m., so it was early bedtime for the crew. Camera gear and fishing gear was all ready to go. We started out trying to fish the back country of Jupiter River and utilizing longer top water lures. I can honestly say that was the hottest weather I have ever experienced in Florida that morning! The bite was super slow so we decided to go offshore and fish for bait to utilize and try and catch snook near the inlet. We ended up getting plenty of bait and headed for the zone.
My son Ethan was kind of getting sea sick so we dropped him off on the shoreline to rest up for a bit. On my first cast, I ended up landing a 44-inch snook that was around 40-plus pounds. From then on, all of us stayed on tight lines for about two hours catching around 25 super large snook. It is truly an incredible experience fishing Jupiter, whether you’re inshore or offshore – the scenics, the vibe and the people are all a part of the raw beauty.
If you’re interested in booking a charter, please reach out to my good friend Captain Matt Budd at (561) 262-1056 or give him a follow on Instagram at @CaptMattBudd or @JupiterFishingAcademy. His youth program in the summer is top notch and very educational!