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Florida Fishing in October
With the fall weather now here, and the summer winding down, the fishing bite has not slowed down. We truly live in one of the best places in the world for inshore and offshore fishing. After a stellar tarpon run that lasted almost a month, the redfish has been nonstop throughout the year!
Catching a redfish is either done in the backwaters, lagoon or off the jetties of Ponce Inlet. I caught my personal best after a long boat ride from Ormond back to New Smyrna throwing a NLBN artificial first cast and locking into this stud.
A few weeks later, my good friend and neighbor, Rob Vella, caught this beauty using a free-lined live mullet just off the north side of the Ponce Inlet side jetty. This bite will continue into October while the reds are mating.
Max Bressan has been on a tear as of late and getting his fly action dialed in. He caught this lovely redfish in the backwaters at the end of the month. He said, “I saw the wake and casted a perfect shot and he just nailed it and gave me an incredible fight.”
It’s a playground out there and these fish are always ready to attack your bait of choice!