If it swims and you want to catch it, there is no better time. The slide into fall weather means that all the fish are reacting positively and the opportunities are basically endless. This is the best fishing of the year. You do not have to get out at 7 a.m. anymore, you will catch fish all day long if the tide is right. Redfish will be king and there is awesome action for big speckled trout. For tackle and techniques, go light all the time: Rod, reel, leader and lures. Finesse fishing, throw the lures long distances and if you are in feeding fish, they will attack the lures. Medium light outfits with light line and light leaders are all that you need. Redfish will be in very shallow water, trout will be everywhere where there is baitfish. Quietly approach the fish and present lures near the bottom. We have had great numbers of trout and redfish. Concentrate on areas with seagrass bottom: trout will be in about 3 feet in depth and redfish about a foot and a half.
Neil Taylor charters kayak fishing trips in the Tampa Bay area and can be reached at strikethreekayakfishing.com and (727) 692-6345.