September 8th Weekend Fishing Forecast

This week we have seen a weather change, giving us signs that Fall is approaching. With the change of the season upon us we start looking to change channels with our fishing. Although there are still some kingfish around, the numbers are not what they were in previous weeks so we are starting to do more bottom fishing. Inside 25 miles red snapper are still in full force with only a few grouper around. Black sea bass, vermilion snapper, and some miscellaneous fish like triggerfish, ring tail porgy, and an occasional cobia and/or amberjack are also possibilities on 6-8-hour trips inside 25 miles. While bottom fishing, I always put out a live sardine or cigar minnow off the back of the boat for kingfish or whatever else might eat it. As Fall approaches, we start gearing towards wahoo fishing on 12-hour trips. From now through February wahoo fishing picks up along with blackfin tuna. Bottom fishing on these long trips also produce good boxes of fish like amberjack, vermilion snapper, triggerfish, red porgy, and grouper. The beauty of living in Florida is that we have a great fishery all year long. We change tactics and target species throughout the year based on what is available but we always have something fun to chase! Get fishing!! Captain Chad


Captain Chad Starling

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