Fall fishing inshore on the Gulf Coast of Florida
It’s always a good time to go fishing in Florida but, depending on the season, the fish species you want to catch may be floating in the Steinhatchee river. For some anglers, fall is the best, from late September to November.
Inshore Fishing Any fishing that takes place in water up to 30 meters deep is considered inshore fishing. It’s near land, but you need a boat to reach the fishing spots.
Fall Fishing in Steinhatchee One of the best places to go fishing all year around is Steinhatchee and it gets better during fall. During the fall season, the weather is warm but starts to become cooler. This is the time period for fish migration. They come closer to the warmer, near shore water. These weather conditions make the water temperature perfect for the fishing activity.
The Big Bend Coast where Steinhatchee is located is a drowned karst region covered with salt marsh. It includes freshwater springs, oyster reefs, and the delta of the Suwannee River. The Big Bend Coast has little to no sand or mud and is full of pristine grass flats and clear water.
Popular Fall Fish in Steinhatchee: The Redfish and Speckled sea trout.
5 Facts about Red Fish according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commision
- They are also called red drum, spottail, red bass, and channel bass.
- Their life span can exceed 40 years.
- Redfish inhabit inshore and offshore waters along the Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to Key West and throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
- In Florida waters, they can reach lengths of up to 45 inches and weigh up to 51 pounds.
- Redfish begin spawning in the fall when daylight hours decrease and water temperature begins to cool.
Speckled sea trout, also known as speckled trout
5 Facts about Speackle Sea Trout according Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commision
- Back is dark gray or green, fading to a silvery or white belly.
- Several black spots on their back extend to dorsal fins and tail.
- Pair of large canine teeth at tip of upper jaw.
- They are up to 39 inches (17 pounds); common to 14 inches
- Their habitat is at coastal waters over sand bottoms or seagrass beds
This is a beautiful opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends. Now that you have an idea of all the fun you can have fishing, don’t wait to book your trip with Captain Buddy, who has 30 years of experience in fishing. The captain license covers everyone in the boat. Call us for more information or fill out our contact form.