September 24th, 2018 is the last and final day for harvesting our beloved scallops in the Citrus County area and while everyone here at Southern Slam Outfitters is sad to see the season go we’re excited to get started on some Homosassa, Florida Fall Fishing.
September is a transition month from summer into fall. However, Florida is held to a little different standard as far as “FALL”. While our weather temperatures are still considered hot as Floridians we can feel a change in temperatures in the air as well as the water. When our water temperature drops every angler knows its time to change up the fishing tactics. The biggest change typically will be bait and lure selection that better matches the estuary.
During this season while fishing for Redfish we tend to turn to shrimp and crab baits for one important reason – as the water-cools, the fish become a little less aggressive. A correctly worked shrimp or crab lure is moved fairly slowly across the bottom. And of course, live/dead bait can sit and soak. In either case, this is just the right speed for slower moving winter Reds.
Snook will stay in the local waterways during the fall season but will be a bit harder to land. Weather and location play a great role in landing a fall Snook this time of year. Your perfect day will be a clear, bright and sunny sky, located in flats and backcountry around a bit of structure. Combine those conditions with a moving tide and you'll start to see a nice presentation of Snook.
Sea Trout are by no means afraid of these “cooler” Florida water temperatures. Aside from changing your location to the grass flats, the tactics are very much the same as what you would use to land a Redfish (aside from crab).
If you’re looking for a great time to visit Florida from up north, and still want to get in on the great Homosassa, Florida fishing action – this is the perfect time of year. Ready to fish, but need help planning? Contact Us