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Nice catches of Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Snapper and Flounder

Posted by Capt LW

With August here already, Destin Inshore Bay and Flats Fishing has continued to produce some nice catches of Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Snapper and Flounder!

Destin Inshore Bay Redfish Fishing

Redfish: The redfish bite has been very good with the destin pass being a great place to target these redfish. Look for tide movements because this will typically help congregate these redfish and prompt them to bite. Baits of choice are live croakers, pinfish and large finger mullet. As a Destin Inshore Charter Fishing Guide, clients on my recent trips caught anywhere from 6 thru 20 of these hard fighting redfish.

Destin Inshore Fishing Speckled Trout

Speckled Trout: The trout bite is pretty good as well, with the best time being at the crack of dawn and late evening. When the water heats up the trout seek refuge in the deeper waters off the grass flats. Baits of choice are live shrimp, finger mullet, croakers and menhaden.

Destin Inshore Fishing Flounder Catch

Flounder: The flatties have shown up in the Destin Bay and Flats. As a Destin Inshore Fishing Guide, my clients have actually caught these Destin Inshore Flounder while fishing for back country reds and trout. Baits of choice, are the same as for the Destin Reds and Trout. Any of these baits Carolina or knocker rigged will get the job done.

Destin Inshore Fishing Black Snapper

Black Snapper: The Destin Inshore Black Snapper are still consistently biting well. As a Destin Inshore Bay and Flats Charter fishing guide, I have watched my clients literally catch several of these fish and never want to leave. Baits of choice are live shrimp and small pilchards. Look for structure such as bridge and dock pilings in about 5+ feet of water. Be sure to keep those lines tight because these black snapper strike quickly.

Capt LW’s Destin Inshore Charter Fishing Guide
Tip of the Month

Destin Inshore Fishing - Jack CrevalleAs a Destin Inshore Charter Fishing Guide, I typically rig up several fishing rods in anticipation of the days catch. With that stated, I also would advise anyone to have a pitch line ready with stouter tackle. During the summer it is a common occurrence to have schools of Jack Crevalle and Tarpon show up on the grass flats while you are fishing for trout and reds. If you have that pitch rod on the ready, you’re sure to be ready for the long drag screaming fights these large fish will produce.

Until next month,

C’mon and let’s go catch’em up!
Capt LW

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