Fishing is starting to get more diverse with the cold fronts bringing in cooler water. Among the species are Kingfish, Redfish and Speckled Trout.
Kingfish are here in big numbers right off the beach and will test your light tackle. If you want to get out and see what it’s like to have a 30lb+ Fish burn 400 yards of line off at 35 miles an hour now is the time for the next few weeks.
Redfish have started to push more up along the shorelines of the mangroves. Bait of choice has been small pinfish or grass grunts under a Cajun Thunder pop and cork. Most fish have been on the sand edges right before the oysters on the shoreline roughly 20 to 30 feet from the mangrove shore line. These fish are averaging 24 to 30 inches.
Speckled trout are showing up in better numbers when fish averaging 18 to 26 inches. White Bait has been the bait of choice but artificials have been producing better quality fish such as zara Junior top Waters and darker colored 5in jerk shad on a 4ot 1/6oz worm hook.