Our weather is beginning to cool off every so slightly. The days are shorter and animals know the season is changing. Boca Grande and Venice Beaches are actually quiet right now. Business are glad to see visitors now. We will see more baitfish moving into our waters accompanied by hungry schools of mackerel and much more. sharks, cobia, even tarpon will migrate into and through our area for the next two months. We can expect good action until weather gets down right cold.
Inside action is already improving. We actually have too many baitfish right now. Most are very small but schools of minnow are everywhere. It’s a mix of several types of minnows and pinfish. Set up and chum most anywhere to fill your well. Just be sure you use a 1/4 inch mesh net! As soon as these minnows start to grow up and move around catching will improve.
Snook, reds, and trout are okay now and improving. Charlotte Harbor and Lemon Bay are just filled up on abundant minnows right now. Things will improve dramatically as soon as waters cools off a little more. Water temps are already starting to cool down. Our days are noticeably shorter and it wont be long before everything lights up. We have enjoyed some awesome sunsets at Englewood Beach recently.
I almost got the 23 Dorado ready for a new owner she is looking and running great. My new rig is longer and wider for mush more room to accommodate families or two couples. I will miss my Dorado but it’s time to move on.
Don’t procrastinate if you have a specific date you needed to accommodate your group; it’s first come first served for reservations. Weekends fill up first now. If you want action and a mess of tasty fish don’t miss the fall Mack Attack. Remember that you can’t catch fish if you don’t go fishing. Let’s go fishin’ soon. Captain Van Hubbard