Hurricane Irma "Hot Bite"!
Orlando fishing guides have survived! So hurricane Irma has come and gone and left us with some fantastic fishing. Like most hurricanes When approaching the barometric pressure drops extremely low, once the hurricane passes through in the barometric pressure begins to rise the fishing truly turns on. When this happens Bait fish become active and most Predators will start to feed. Along with the barometric pressure change you have an increase in freshwater discharge from the backcountry creeks and canals along with runoff from the roads and lands surrounding the Refuge. This new amount of freshwater turn species like snook and tarpon into ferocious predators. The reason why is because as the waters rise their hideouts along the tree lines become increasingly more hidden and as the bait tried to seek refuge and find a place to hide from the birds they end up on the dinner plate. Redfish also benefit from this time as well. They will start targeting on mullet and pinfish right after a hurricane and feed ferociously. So needless to say these past two weeks have been absolutely Stellar when it comes to fishing. I find it ironic that when a hurricane passes through people get fearful of going back out on the water and or wanting to hire a fishing guide for fishing trip but the truth is it’s the absolute best time to go and if you’re on the fence and trying to make up your mind trust me when I tell you the fishing is great and it’s time to go!
This past week I’m happy to report that on an average 5-hour fishing trip we are boating between 9 and 15 fish per trip. The average size for most of the fish are between 3 - 5 lb with an occasional chance at Big Fish in the 15 - 25 lb class. Two days ago I discovered a school of about 300 redfish all averaging over 40 in if getting a trophy redfish is on your bucket list this is the time of year to book that trip. With September closing out towards the end and October on our Horizons I’m turning my attentions to more of a fall approach with my fishing. This means that instead of sight fishing we will start using methods like anchoring up and using cut bait which will absolutely dominate this time of year. For the beginner and or the Anglers that have limited Mobility this is a perfect trip. I find it the older clients and or the youngest clients benefit from this time of year the most. I have a lot of days open for the last two weeks of this month and with only four bookings for October it’s pretty much wide open right now which is very common during our slow season which is August September and October so feel free to call at any time or email me so that we can book a trip and get you out there and show you what Florida is all about.
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