October 2020 did not disappoint as the Redfish bite was good. Moreover, it seemed that virtually every species that inhabit our SW Florida waterways are here in good numbers. They say the fish follow the bait. That being said, there is plenty of bait around for cast netting and purchasing. Crabs, Shrimp, Mullet, Pilchard, Glass Minnows and Threadfins galore! Birds are everywhere (inshore and offshore) diving ferociously to get their bellies full. Plenty of fish, such as Spanish Mackerel and Seatrout, lurking just below the surface for the opportunity to gorge themselves.
As a result, the fishing has been fantastic. Pictured here are a couple of my favorite people, Justin Dillon and Jacob Porterfield from Walkertown, N.C. with nice Red Fish. The three of us go back a long way and share similar interests as automotive people. Not to be ‘out-fished’ however, their friend Derek Price and his young son Cole, from Belews Creek, N. C., caught plenty on their own. Young Cole took home most of the honors on the last day catching Redfish, Seatrout and Spanish Mackerel. It was good seeing the boys again and I am looking forward to doing an offshore trip in the Keys next summer.
The third time this year, I had the unexpected pleasure to take out Jim Ross from Cape Coral, his Grandson Matthew (‘Matt’) Vagner and ‘Matt’s’ father Gregg, both from Austin, Texas, for another fishing excursion on the water. Gregg was here for a couple of days on business at a Dental Meeting in Naples. He took and extra day to make Jim and Matt’s ‘dream’ of being together on the water ‘come true’, prior to returning to work and school. We caught everything that we wanted to except a shark. Looking forward to the next opportunity to get both a shark and tarpon for these three. Both ‘Matt’ and Gregg are pictured with their Redfish.
I am getting ready for the annual Ft. Myers Boat Show at the Convention Center starting on Thursday, November 12 through November the 15th. 1st Mate Vicki and I will be on hand inside the building at our Fish Face Charters Booth. Stop by and see us. I would bring 2nd Mate Moby, but they do not allow dogs! He will have to wait for the next fishing trip.
The month of November should continue to produce good fishing. I am available on your vessel as ‘Captain for Hire’ (by the hour) or on my Pathfinder HPS Bay boat for some serious inshore fishing. Contact me at 239-357-6829 or email [email protected] with any questions or to book a charter. Check out my website at www.fishfacecharters.com.
By Captain Terry