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October Kayak Fishing Forecast

There should still be the tail end of the mullet run going on during October. Look for most of the bait to be pushed into the intracoastal. Snook will have mostly started to move back into the rivers and intracoastal as well. Best baits will be live mullet and artificial lures that imitate a mullet. Try DOA Lures Bait Busters and Yozuri Top Knock Lures to entice a bite.

Bottom fishing for mutton snapper and yellowtail snapper should remain good. Try using a leader in the 20 foot range tied to a Carolina rig or knocker rig depending on your drift. Finger mullet will work well along with dead sardines or any other frozen bait you can get your hands on.  Sailfish, mahi and kingfish will be around and looking to eat mullet, goggle eyes and blue runners. If you looking to hit these pelagic fish look to slow troll the normal 90-200 foot of water.

Peacock Bass and Clown Knifefish will be chewing this month. Prop baits will work well for peacock along shallow edges. Try twenty-pound leader and a 2/0 circle hook casting in and around structure and weed lines to get onto a few Clowns with finger mullet and shiners. Look to fish mid water column and below by adding a pinch weight to your leader and get that bait in their face.  

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Brian Nelli


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