September has arrived and we are finally starting to see a few days of cool breezes here and there. I hate to admit it, but Summer will be coming to an end soon. The coming change of seasons has me both looking forward to new opportunities, and looking back fondly on some great trips over the past months.
The big flood tides have been some of my favorite times to pursue fish this year. There's not much that I love more than a Redfish crawling along and tailing in inches of water. We've had a few floods that were weaker than forecasted, but we've also had some that were killer with lots of shots at happy tailing fish. I spent a few flood tides photographing them when I wasn't running a charter, and I can tell you that capturing a tailing Redfish with a camera is way more challenging than capturing one with a fly.
Although Summer is coming to a close, we still have a solid month of tailing Redfish ahead of us. September is my favorite month to pursue these skinny water Reds, before they turn their focus from Fiddler Crabs to schools of Mullet. We don't have any of what I would consider extremely high tailing tides this month, but we have several moderate tailing tides, a few of which I still have available. I'm looking forward to spending as much time as possible pursuing these fish before the month is over.
As of right now, I still have a handful of dates open in September for flood tide sessions in the grass. I also have days open for normal non-tailing Redfish trips. After September, I have some early October and some late November Albacore dates available...and I have just a couple prime time dates left open right in the middle of the season. Give me a shout if you have questions about any of the opportunities coming up in the next few months. Hope you all are doing well and I'll catch you on the water. John