Redfish & Snook Action
We have had some awesome action over the past month! I had some great trips and definitely broke some records. I had one particular day I ran 2 four hour trips landing over 70 redfish between the two!
We have transitioned into fall temps and the water temperature has gone down to the low 70s. We have had a lot of cranking wind and quite a bit of rain making for some tough conditions and some fresh water throughout the river.
The inlet has been holding a bunch of snook around the jetties and we’ve been catching them on pinfish, pigfish, and bigger 6-8” live mullet. The outgoing tide has been where it’s at. Here recently the redfish bite has been better for me on the outgoing tide but on the outside of the jetties if conditions allow you to get there. I’ve been getting them on the inside of the jetties too, just not as consistently.
Due to the conditions we’ve had I’ve been fishing more in the river more than anything over the past few weeks. There’s been a really good black drum bite around the bridges in Ormond and Daytona. There’s been a bunch of snook and some tarpon around the bridges and they have been biting best on both tides but when there is a bigger tide change and the water is moving more so it helps checking out the tide chart. Big jigs and paddle tails have been working awesome.
Over the last couple weeks the pompano have moved in and I’ve gotten into them really good a couple times. I actually discovered them when I was heading to a creek mouth and a pile of them skipped out of the water. That’s one thing cool about finding pompano in the shallows. Sometimes they let you know they’re there. I’ve been catching them on smaller live shrimp with a split shot and getting them best about half way through the incoming tide. Check for them around the edge of oyster bars and mussel beds. In my opinion pompano are one of the best eating inshore fish and a blast to catch on light tackle! We have had some gorgeous weather the last couple weeks. Get out and get your rod bent!