Skip to main content Skip to main content

Northwest Florida Forecast

Northwest Florida Forecast
Northwest Florida Forecast

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.

Kevin Lanier
KCsportfishing.com
kcsportfishing@gmail.com
Mexico Beach, Florida
850-933-8804




GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Popular Videos

Best Boat - Sea Born LX21, Sea Fox 266 Commander, Contender 35 ST

Best Boat - Sea Born LX21, Sea Fox 266 Commander, Contender 35 ST

The guys take a look at some offshore boats that'll accommodate whatever your needs are.

Florida Sportsman Project Dreamboat - Building Custom Hatch Lids & Jack Plate Install Tips

Florida Sportsman Project Dreamboat - Building Custom Hatch Lids & Jack Plate Install Tips

In this episode, the fiberglass guru's at Wildfire Marine build custom hatch lids for the Bertram 25 project. The boys at TRB install a new jackplate and fresh power on the custom Skimmer Skiff. George LaBonte joins Bobby Woodard aboard his custom 25 Parker. We end with a new passion project introduction at TRB Customs, an old Stamas bound for a serious overhaul.

Project Dreamboat - Customized Contender 25, Outrageous Whaler

Project Dreamboat - Customized Contender 25, Outrageous Whaler

In this episode, George Labonte meets with Allan Black to go over his 25 Boston Whaler Outrage that he redid, specifically rigged for blue water fishing. Back at the shop, the guys re-power a 25 contender, topping it off with a custom paint job. Lastly, Brian finishes up his redone 30-foot Grady White and takes it for it's first spin.

See All Videos

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

Preview This Month's Issue

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Florida Sportsman App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Florida Sportsman stories delivered right to your inbox.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Florida Sportsman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now