Fishing Reports

Fall Mullet Run is Coming

Published September 1st, 2023 by Pole Dancer Fishin' Charters

This is the best time of year for inshore fishing all through the intracoastal, around the inlet, and off the beach. The fall mullet run should be coming any day now. I’ve already started seeing a lot more action and more consistent fishing in the river on recent trips. We get a good variety of fish in September, but the main focus is redfish, snook, and tarpon for me. 

I’ve been fishing around docks and mangroves between Daytona and Ponce, having a ton of action. I’ve been using all different kinds of baits; live shrimp, finger mullet, Pig Fish, and croakers. Although I mentioned mainly targeting those three species, I’ve been catching quite a variety of others recently, including big jacks, flounder, huge bluefish, and mangrove snapper. I had an awesome trip the other day, with more action in one trip than I’ve seen in a very long time. No exaggeration, when I pulled up to the first spot up against some mangroves right at the beginning of incoming tide, your bait lasted 3 seconds at the most before a bite. For an hour and a half we caught a bunch of Snook, jacks, blues, mangroves, redfish, flounder, and nice Sea Trout. We also had about a 6-foot bull shark eat a nice snook right next to the boat not long after we got there, and it didn’t affect the fishing one bit. It was as good as it gets. 

Now that summer is over, the week days are nice and quiet on the water. Being that it’s still hot out, the weekends are still very busy. I always encourage my clients to try and make a trip during the mullet run, which usually runs from late August through at least October because the fishing is so awesome and consistent. At times there will be a pack of boats around the inlet and multiple boats will hook up with fish, sometimes getting triple and quadruple hook-ups on redfish. If you’re there at the right time it’s quite a site to see a huge school of mullet getting slammed by tarpon, redfish, snook, and jacks. Now is the time to get on the water! Call me to book a trip!

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