Get Jazzed About Blues this Month
Capt. Rick Grassett of the Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service Inc. said bluefish, along with many other species, will be great targets on deep grass flats this month
Capt. Rick Grassett of the Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service Inc. reported that anglers might find bluefish, Spanish mackerel and pompano on the deep grass flats this month.
“The techniques, lures and flies are all the same as when trout fishing, drifting and casting ahead of the drift,” he said. “Blues and Spanish mackerel may be breaking on the surface and pompano may skip on the surface when you get close to them making them easier to find.”
Garssett adds 6 inches of 60-pound fluorocarbon leader to help prevent bite offs when toothy fish are around.
“Most blues and mackerel don’t bite through the heavier leader and it doesn’t affect the trout or pompano bite,” he said. “I like a 1/16-ounce CAL jig with a gold or rootbeer/gold grub for pompano.”
Grassett said October is one of his favorite months for reds and trout on the flats, snook around lighted docks in the ICW at night or little tunny along the beaches.
“I like to fly fish for little tunny along the beach when conditions are good,” he said. “If the gulf is rough, you’ve got plenty of other options.”