Fall is a special time of year in coastal Georgia. As temperatures begin to drop trout and redfish will begin to school in deep holes, and they will begin their annual trek upstream. We’re also coming up on “Red October,” one of my favorite months for big redfish around channels and deep oyster shelves. For now, through early fall, trout can still be found in the shallows near oysters, on mudflats, and on grass islands. As the fall progresses and the temperatures drop they will stick to deep holes or banks. A slip cork setup with a live shrimp is a sure bet for fall trout. Don’t forget the flounder are usually hefty this time of year. Numbers may be down compared with the peak of summer, but they are usually above average size. Remember to check the moon and your tide chart thoroughly this time of year. Trout tend to like a little bit of current where redfish prefer to feed when the tide has slowed a bit right before slack tide. While shrimp tend to like their shrimp live redfish don’t have a picky of an appetite. They’ll eat anything from shrimp, to cut mullet, to squid. Take a morning before your favorite team comes on and hit the water. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Captain Joseph Stover Lo-Joe Charter Co.