Honestly, there is never a bad time to go deep sea fishing in Florida, but if you’re on the hunt for certain species you might have to time your deep sea fishing trip for the fall. For some anglers, September through November offer the best fishing in Florida.
Fall is the time of year when the weather starts to turn cooler. For fish, that means migration time and coming in closer to the warmer near shore waters. For anglers, that means the big, trophy, predator fish are going to be in the area, following prey fish.
Five Popular Fall Fish
- Spotted Sea Trout. One of the most popular gamefish in Florida, Spotted Sea Trout don’t have a closed season in Florida’s Atlantic waters, but they are plentiful in the fall. They’re fun to catch too, hitting on just about anything.
- Snook. Snook are almost entirely exclusive to the Florida coast, making them a hugely popular fish for locals and tourists. Snook are in season from September through mid-December (and again after January) near Port Canaveral, but you can catch and release them all year round. There are strict regulations on snook to ensure future harvests.
- King Mackerel. Also known as Kingfish, these predators migrate south every fall to overwinter in the warmer Florida Keys. Many anglers have their best luck with mackerel in the fall when they are making their run south.
- Grouper. There are all kinds of grouper to be caught in the fall months. Always in high demand, grouper are bottom dwellers that like fresh bait and can become enormous. They out up a good fight and will definitely make your fishing charter experience one to remember!
- Hogfish. These beautiful, popular food fish are at risk of being overharvested. The state has set limits on harvest and restricted fishing to summer and fall months, May-October.
Cast A Line This Fall On A Private Fishing Charter With Ambush
If you want to avoid the summer crowds and test yourself against some wily fish at the same time, book a private deep sea fishing charter with Ambush this fall. We offer fully private fishing charters that range from 5-12 hours in length and provide you with all the gear, bait, and tackle you need for a successful day out on the water.
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