What's hot: The October harvest moon, along with cooler weather, means baitfish are plentiful and the southerly migration of pelagic fish can hardly keep up with the feeding frenzy occurring on the shallow flats.
Offshore: Recent trips have produced great numbers of mangrove snapper in 35 to 40 feet. Those chumming to bring snapper to the surface have been greeted with multiple hookups of Spanish mackerel, kingfish, sharks and cobia. Last week produced a doubleheader of sailfish that showed up in the chum slick in less than 50 feet. Action should continue until the next hard cold front sends this bounty south.
Inshore: Redfish have been showing in numbers and feeding aggressively. Last week's charter provided catches of multiple reds far exceeding the 27-inch maximum slot limit, along with a few snook and trout.
Troy P. Sapp with Fins and Tails Guide Service can be reached at (813) 920-6928