Wednesday, September 22, 2010
This is the time of year when football starts, NFL Films music is playing with slow motion images of players running out of the tunnel, You can smell brats cooking on the grill.
What a lot of folks don't know is that with less heat, shorter hours of daylight, and dropping water temperatures, this is also the kick off to one of the best Florida fishing periods of the year. Like people, after the fish have been beat down by bright sun, and water temps in the 90's, they become more active....feeding periods are extended.
This is the "transition" between summer and winter. Fish are more mobile and bait is plentiful. I realize that fish do not feed 24 hours a day however, like people at a football party, even though you might not be hungry in the 4th quarter, we still are apt to eat some of those wings and blue cheese....same thing with fish. They might not be hungry but, seeing a fly or lure moving through the water might cause the fish to eat.
A few good places to look for would be creek mouths on an outgoing tide, inlets, oyster bars and other spots that you might hit during low light times....
I'm currently scouting for a good fall fishing pattern for when the summer spots become unproductive.....