High Hopes Charters Fish Reports

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September Fish Forecast

This month will be the beginning of the migration south. Even though the water has only cooled a few degrees in our local water, it has dropped substantially to the north. Enough to start the southern migration of pelagics. Expect surface action to pick up as the month progresses. Hungry cobia, tarpon, kings and Spanish mackerel, sharks and cuda will prowl the near shore reefs and passes in search of easy pray. Be ready for reel screaming action on the surface and keeper grouper and snapper on the bottom. I have had several reports of huge catch and release snook on the 3 and 5 mile reefs through out August and should continue into September. Another place to hook  a  big snook is around the rocks at Hickory Pass. If you don't have a boat this is a great spot to try. Just a short walk from the public parking lot across from Big Hickory Marina for some of the best shore fishing in the area. Tide will be important here so check your chart. The grass flats inside the passes are producing huge spotted sea trout. Spanish mackerel will crash the party at times and destroy your pretty lures, so stock up.  Snapper action will pick up near the end of the month with the best bait being small shrimp.

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