September 24, 2021
Port St. Joe to Keaton Beach
Capt. Kevin Lanier of KC Sportfishing covers fishing from Mexico Beach to Steinhatchee, including Apalachicola, St. George Island, Carabelle, St. Marks and Keaton Beach
September 24 - 26
Fall has arrived and the cooler temperatures and less rain has made many of us happy. This time of year can provide some of the best fishing of the year. Fewer afternoon pop-up thunderstorms and calmer seas make the desire to get out there even more intense.
Inshore fishing has been on the rise with the number of redfish stacking up in the bays. Popping corks with live or D.O.A shrimp has been bringing fish to the boat. Look for the redfish schools, while trout require more searching. We released a nice 24-inch trout this week
Way offshore is proving productive with mahi and wahoo. Look for the tide rip and troll feathers and plugs. Between 6 and 7 mph is where I like to be. Keep one feather way back for a wayward tuna. Bonito strips on the feathers along with ballyhoo help entice the bite.
Hopefully Mother Nature will leave us alone for a while with storms and we will get in some great fall fishing. No news yet on any fall red snapper opportunities but maybe we will hear something soon. Louisiana has announced a fall red snapper season to help those coastal towns racked by recent storms. We understand how difficult recovery can be so if you can, help our brothers and sister to the west.
Mexico Beach, Florida