By now there are thousands of oversized Redfish that have gathered up in the bays and along the beaches of the Northwest Panhandle of Florida. This annual phenomenon just keeps getting better and better every year. It’s hard for the person that hasn’t seen it to realize the magnitude of this event.
Starting late September and through October giant schools of Redfish start their migration into the passes along the Gulf Coast. They spend the summer in deeper waters of the Gulf where food is plentiful and the water is cooler. As they make their way into the bays to spawn there is tons of bait (menhaden and mullet mostly) moving out of the upper estuaries to the deeper waters of the bays. This is why the magic happens in the bays during November into December!
Anglers are coming from all over the country to get in on this fantastic fishery we have here on the Panhandle.
If you’re not into catching big fish then try your hand at the Flounder bite. These fish are in the Gulf by now and around the nearshore reefs. On the days when the surf is flat, head out with a bait tank full of finger mullet and put some flatties in the cooler.
Here’s a big shout out to the entire list of guests that came and fished with me this year! I had a great season and really looking forward to a banner 2018 season.
Thanks for reading my fishing reports!