The Spanish Macks have invaded the bays making great spin and fly sight fishing targets! Pompano and Jack Crevalle have hit the beaches and can be caught with jigs and topwater plugs and several COBIA over 60lbs have been caught! The Redfish continue to be on the flats and in channels. With water temps on the rise expect the fishing to only get better and better! It’s time to get on the water!
Great season! All of us at both Old Florida Outfitters and Shallow Water Expeditions, want to thank everyone for coming to see us this summer. HOTTEST SUMMER IN THE HISTORY OF WEATHER! The temps in the panhandle are starting to slowly cool off as the fall weather patterns start to line up. Mornings have been nothing short of amazing. Lots of happy fish with waaaaaay less pressure.
Sheepshead, Redfish, Pompano, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Amberjacks, Manta Rays, Spanish Mackerel, and Red Snappers can all be found in the Panhandle. Any of our employees can assist you with any of the tackle and flies you need to getting you setup with a guide to get on the water. Check out these photos from the last week.
Captain Jason Giles and Captain Mike Mangum
Guides with Shallow Water Expeditions
A constant problem that “Big guys” always run into on the water, is when they catch a respectable marine creature and go to take the memory photo… It never fails to always end up looking a little smaller. (No matter how far you hold the fish out!) Which was exactly the case when I had the chance to reconnect with musician, producer and life long friend Jeremy S.H. Griffith. J.G. is a sturdy 6′ 5″ and has hands that can palm watermelons. No justice here for the size of this 16lb Red snapper he caught on light tackle.