Snook fishing was very good this September with snook biting well on beaches, at passes and in my go to winter spots. We were getting the snook on a variety of baits from artificial jigs, pinfish and cut bait.
The reds also have been biting will. September is typically a hot month for reds and this month didn’t disappoint. I employ cut pin fish and lady fish for my best action and mixed in gulp shrimp jigs to keep busy and cover more territory while soaking the cut bait. The cut bait will find the reds, with some not so great by catches of catfish, stingrays, and small sharks, but the payoff is well worth weeding through the trash fish.
The beach has been loaded with bait, but the wind hasn’t cooperated this month for me to get any serious fishing done. I am eager for the temps wind conditions to stage up for the fall king fish run. After snook and tarpon, kings are my favorite fish to target from the kayak.
Hopefully this fall will prove productive. It is by far my favorite time to fish the beaches, not only the kings, but flounder, grunts, grouper, cobia and even tarpon make a push back to the beaches for a few weeks before pushing off for winter months.