September redfish schools
September 30, 2019 Captiva 2 photos

Trip Summary

September is a notoriously slower month for fishing charters, as everyone is ending summer vacations and the kids are getting back to school. Some time off was taken to relax and get the little things fixed on the boat before busy season starts again. The fishing in September has been excellent. We noticed big shift at the end of the month with northern winds and less humidity bringing cool mornings and comfortable days. This shift got the redfish schooled up in huge numbers. On the fishing charters lucky enough to find the needle in the haystack (school of redfish) we were able to take advantage of unbelievable fishing. Every rod with bait would go off at the same time with oversized redfish leading to multiple double, triple, and quadruple hook ups. At times 32″ redfish were being reeled in as quick as possible just to be tossed back and a new bait put on to catch another fish immediately. On the trips that we didn’t find the schools of redfish, we were still able to catch plenty of single redfish in the mangroves. We also had exceptional snook and trout fishing too. For the clients wanting to catch something for dinner, we had no trouble filling the cooler with mangrove snapper. Book your trip soon for fall redfish and beautiful weather.
Keith Edinger
Captiva, Florida, United States
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