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Early October Report

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« on: October 07, 2013, 04:59:00 pm »

What's up guys?  The fishing has been a little tough this first week of October.  Between the wind, neap tide, and a "hurricane" hitting us, it's been pretty tough so far this month.  Right now the forecast looks good, with winds out of the north becoming lighter as the week goes on.  The inshore bite has continued to be very good though.  Still lots of big trout and quite a few slot redfish too.  The grass flats on both the north and south side of the bays have been good.  As this weather continues to cool down, they'll stay better, longer up in the day.  The dock lights in the bayous in the deeper water have been good.  If you can find live shrimp they're by far the best bait.  If you can't find them, try looking for small mullet or menhaden and pitch them into the lights with really light flurocarbon leaders, 10-12lb.  The slot reds can be caught on the grass flats with Gulp jerk baits and shrimp behind a popping cork.  If you can find an area where the water's clear and you can see good, try spot casting the reds using the same bait, but no popping cork.  There's still a few schools of bluefish and ladyfish around.  If you see those busting with birds diving, they will more than likely have redfish and a few trout mixed in too.  Try casting a heavier lure, jerk bait, or gold spoon past the school and let it sink down to the bottom.  Work it underneath the school if possible and you'll usually come up with a few bites that way from reds and trout.  The flounder are starting to congregate around the mouths of the bayous.  Try fishing docks and bridges at the entrances to them, bumping a Gulp swimming mullet, Hardnose mullet, or even a live mullet, right at the bottom.  Now's the best time to target them before they head to the Gulf.  Good luck and catch em' up!!
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