Panhandle

Redfish, Spanish Mackerel

Capt. John Rivers August 31, 2015

Short report for the last week of August.
Can you believe we had a cold front in August? Well, we did and it was glorious, four mornings of 65 degrees and clear skies. And the milder temps seemed to actually heat up the bite!

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Photo: Captain John Rivers – megabiteinshore.com

It’s not like a major cold front in the winter; these small cold fronts fire off the inshore bite and put the fish in feeding mode. It takes a day for the fish to adjust a little to the temperature drop, but once they adjust they start to eat.
Before the cold front I had a few more night trips and we did pretty good with the reds on the bridges. I also had a few nice inshore trips for Spanish along the beaches.
September should be a good month inshore. This is when King Mackerel show up in our bay along with large Spanish mackerel. We’ll see more redfish along the beaches and in our pass and the flats start to get more productive. As September rolls along and October moves in, the inshore bite really gets really good for redfish and trout.
Stay tuned for another report in ten days or so.
Tight Lines… John

Contact Info:
Capt. John Rivers
Mega-Bite Inshore Charters
850-341-9816
www.megabiteinshore.com

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