Time for the wind; time to change from one season to the next, fall. Blue fish, blue fish, macs, big jacks mix in the Spanish macs and we have fall fishing. Have you noticed the mornings, the air conditioner is not running and it is darker longer? It must be fall.
Wind has kicked up the surf, 7.9 feet, 10 seconds apart. Well, it has been the place for numbers and when this lays down it will just get better.
Folks living on the island have been calling, telling me of the king fish rocketing on the small macs, blues chasing baits up on the beach and wind blowing 20 mph gusting to 30. Now if we can turn down the wind, the temps may be cool but the fishing will be hot.
Spoons will be the bait any size, as long as it is chrome, small preferred. Keep in mind the macs have smaller mouths and I do like them on the grill. The only one missing is the pompano and I do believe they are there it is just hard to cast over fish to hope to catch another; the problems of surf fishing.
Offshore it was sails and dolphin at the 150-foot mark. They were there before the wind and big seas and I know they will be there after the seas settle. With lots of bait I know they will have moved in closer, live bait, how about a mullet? These fish were in the 20-pound class.
Black fins were deeper an east wind will move them in closer and the cobia will be everywhere. A little change in temps mixed with some wind it will all work for us, now if it will stop blowing.
Indian River is brown from the wind, it will take a few tidal changes to settle but it is red fish crazy.
Flats to bridges we have had slot fish brought in all weekend. Early, late in the middle of the day, live baits, dead baits, lures it has been a red fish weekend.
Trout to the north from Nettles Island to Middle Cove on about anything you could cast. Problem is blues and jacks would shoe in and take over.
If you find yourself in this problem, move because the fish are staying, but then they will find you. Hope you find plenty of trout before they show. Yes, the worst the weather the better the snook fishing. Pick a bridge throw that black and chrome Bomber, it matches the profile, and you will be real upset when you lose it.
Blue Fish, flounder and big sheep head kept most anglers busy. Live shrimp and cut mullet were the baits of choice and the bite was most of the day. Now if we can get this wind to slow down I might give it a try.
Henry Caimatto is the owner of the Snook Nook Bait and Tackle shop in Jensen Beach.