Welcome to this months November tides posting. Fall is in the air! The air has cooled, the water has cleared up and has cooled down.
I am trying to learn how to fish the low incoming tides and it has been challenging for me. I am finding schools of 4-5 redfish cruising the flats and some singles as well. I will find the fish swimming lazily along, I make a nice cast only to have them show no interest. The other day, I was easing along and before I noticed them, I had 6 redfish swim right up to the bow of the boat. I didn’t see them until they were about 3 feet away. Too late to make a cast, so all I could do was wave them adios! That’s kind of how its been with me lately.
Fishing topwater lures late in the afternoon, I have had some hookups only to have them pull off. That is VERY frustrating. Hopefully my luck will change as I fish the November tides. 🙂
I fished the Hathaway Bridge one night last month on an outgoing tide. I caught one nice redfish on topwater and a very big Spanish mackerel that clobbered my topwater. The Spanish managed to put a pretty good cut on my finger because I wasn’t as careful as I should have been trying to release the fish in the dark. I learned to be extra careful at night when releasing those fish with formidable teeth! 😮
I have caught quite a few speckled trout on the low tides as the water comes in. The bite has been on topwater lures in the mid to late afternoons and paddle tail grubs rigged weedless on a weighted worm hook.
My camera broke last month and I didn’t get a new one until recently, so I don’t have any pics for this months post. That should change for November. I hope to get some photos of this month’s fishing trips as I try to catch flounder in the pass and as I prowl the bay for the willy redfish and trout. 😉
We hope you get to get more fishing time in and fish the November tides! 😉
St. Andrew Bay – Alligator Bayou Tides
St. Andrew Bay – Channel Entrance Tides
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Mike and Vivian Foate