Gator-Sized Destin Inshore Speckled Trout and Tournament Grade Redfish
The Destin Inshore Fishing has been Phenomenal!
Speckled Trout: The trout bite seems to extend well into the day and the only adjustment needed to prolong your fishing day is to go to the deeper water adjacent to the shallow water Destin Inshore Bay Flats. Baits of choice for these trout are live finger mullet, pinfish and a shrimp under a popping cork. As a Destin Inshore Charter Fishing Guide my first choice for artificial is a topwater offering such as a Top Dog, Skitterwalk or Heddon. On my recent Destin Inshore Guided Fishing Charters, my biggest dilemma is that my clients catch numerous fish in excess of the one fish over the 20 inch quota imposed by the FWC. However, that’s a problem my clients are gladly willing to deal with.
Redfish: The Reds have maintained their bite consistency throughout the Destin Inshore Bay and Flats. The slot reds have seemed to hold their positions on the Destin Inshore Bay Flats, with several Bull Reds being caught on those same Destin Inshore Flats. However, if Bull Reds are your fancy, you just can’t beat the Destin Bridge and Destin Pass on an outgoing tide, for Bull reds in the 10 – 40 pound range. The slot redfish are eating the same live baits as the trout, and on some of my Destin Inshore Bay and Flats Charter Fishing trips my clients have knocked down some respectable redfish on Topwater lures.
Flounder: The Flounder bite has been pretty decent in the bay. As a Destin Inshore Fishing Guide, I look for the most snag ridden areas to hunt for these tasty flat fish. Baits of choice include live finger mullet and bull minnows. My preference for rigging these live baits is either Carolina Rig with a short 8 – 10 inch leader, or a half ounce jig head directly hooked to the live offering. With the Carolina Rig, make sure to allow the flounder enough time to grab your bait and turn it around in his gullet before setting the hook.
NOTE: THE DESTIN INSHORE FLOUNDER AND SHEEPSHEAD MIGRATION WILL BEGIN IN LATE OCTOBER AND CONTINUE THROUGH MARCH. CATCHING MULTIPLE LIMITS OF THESE GREAT EATING FISH, WILL BE A REALISTIC CATCH EXPECTATION! LOOK FOR MY TIPS AND TRICKS TO CATCHING YOUR LIMIT IN MY UPCOMING NOVEMBER 2013 DESTIN INSHORE BAY AND FLATS FISHING REPORT.
Capt LW’s Destin Inshore Charter Fishing
Guide Tip of the Month
While fishing with my clients, I prefer to use live bait. I utilize live bait for my clients, because the live bait typically does all the work. Live bait create pulses and flashes that predator fish key in on, when they are cruising the Destin Inshore Bay and Flats. When the predator fish see your live bait struggling it sends a signal to the predator fish that there is an easy meal waiting. By nature, some of the bigger predator fish are just lazy, and if they can capitalize on an easy meal, they will crush it!
Until Next Month,
C’Mon, Let’s Go Catch’em Up!