28 September 2010
October - Robinson Brothers Fishing
And the trout are Plentiful
In case you were wondering, the season for Redfish in the Apalachicola/St. George Island area is already well under way and should continue strong throughout October & November. According to Capt. Chris Robinson, "the Reds are gettin that belly good and fat with the shrimp and baitfish that are all over our inshore waters." We are experiencing much clearer & healthier water conditions than last year at this time, most likely due to the lack of any abundant rainfall. Capt. Tommy Holland says he has the Reds "locked down". One of the little boys on board his boat this morning nearly lost his battle with about a 30lb redfish - I believe they kept them both in the boat!
Ready for another Capt. Chris Quote? "Don't put your jig in the water or you'll catch a trout." Translation into Good Ol Boy: "They Thick!". For the rest of us, the speckled trout are numerous and being easily caught on jigs, although you'll probably have to hire a guide to find out which ones are working best. I'll stick by that story!
For those less interested in our plentiful Reds & Trout, please note that Bay fishing anglers are also catching Flounder on a regular basis and the Spanish Mackerel are hitting on the beaches. You may still see a tarpon or 2 to cast at as the overnight temps haven't had much of a lowering effect if any on the water temps, but for the most part that season is over and they are now considered and incidental catch.
Want to know what's happenin in Apalach? Well, first of all you can always follow us on Facebook (and no I don't happen to have one of those little clicky things that takes you there) OR, you can check out the Apalachicola Blog - Who Knew?
Let's face it, no fishing report from Apalachicola would be complete without giving you a heads up about area Real Estate Market. Even as I type this I feel as if I'm copying a TV commercial or something but if ever there was a good time to purchase property on the Forgotten Coast, this is it. Don't even take my word for it, though I AM a professional Florida Realtor. Go to our R.E.website and see the MLS listings for yourself www.RobinsonRealEstateCompany.com . (Kathy Robinson, Realtor - Robinson Real Estate Company)
All right Y'all, don't be a stranger! (Have I mentioned we even have a toll free number?)