Thursday, September 5, 2019

Snook season has begun and the fishing is super good around Sebastian Inlet! In my experience, fishing in general has always been the best before and after a hurricane, and just this week Dorian skirted by our coastline. Before the storm moved in the fishing was on fire. For most of my trips, we put up solid numbers ending days in the double digits along with double and triple hook ups. The snook are in full force now, and will only be getting better as we move into Fall. We are starting to see signs of the annual mullet run now. Schools of mullet have been appearing with the incoming tide, and with the mullet pushing through the reds will follow. On the last few trips I’ve ran, we have caught several redfish both oversized and keeper size.

For those who enjoy fishing the flats, the trout and snook fishing will only get better and better. With the mullet coming through the inlets, they will start to school up in huge numbers. With all the bait pushed into the Indian River Lagoon, the predatory fish will move in, too. One of my favorite things during the mullet run is working top water lures through the bait schools in the morning. Now, don’t get me wrong, anyone that has ever fished with me knows I’m a live bait fisherman 90 percent of the time, but when at a flat with thousands of mullet, sometimes, throwing something different can make a difference.

Remember, to see some of our recent catch, follow me on Facebook and Instagram. Also, to wrap this up, I would like to thank everyone who has booked a fishing trip with East Coast Fishing Charters this year. I’m extremely thankful.

Capt Don