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Visitors and timing: When are the bext times to fish?

I was looking around for a calendar of sorts that showed when the best times of year to fish for a a targeted species would be.
For example, what time of year is the mullet run? What's the best time of year to try for tarpon? Tripletail? Cobia? etc. etc.

Anyone know where I can find such information? If not on a printable calendar, can anyone give me an educated guess as to when target specie _x_ will be best tackled?

Thanks for any info,

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  • gandrfabgandrfab Posts: 21,685 AG
    I used to keep a stack of old FS mags.
    Back when I fished a lot on my own with out the network I have now, each month I would grab the last 3 to 5 years of that month and check the local section for what was normally biting that time of year.
  • tryacctryacc Posts: 339 Deckhand
    Check out some of the charter captains out of PC, I can't find it at the moment but one of the captains post some great Graphical data on catch by fish type per month should be a good starting point if you can find it.
    Found it: Thanks Sealeveler

    This should atleast point you in right direction!

    http://www.sealeveler.com/fish-caught-by-month.html


    I'll look some more and post if i can find it but reading any of their catch reports is good. or Just look through the catch reports section here on FS. This is not the one I was thinking of but it's a starting point.
    https://www.fishrelentless.com/port-canaveral-fishing-news/
  • MSW_SatelliteBeachMSW_SatelliteBeach Posts: 212 Officer
    Thanks for the starter info. Truly appreciate it.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,674 AG
    Mullet run is just that...a run.... it is a migration so it is influenced by numerous factors...but a GENERAL time frame is September thru October into the beginning of November.
    Peak is usually around the beginning of October in this area (Sebastian) ....

    Tarpon migrate north in warm weather ...and follow the bait south in Fall.
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • gettinwetgettinwet Posts: 1,366 Officer
    When I'm scouting a new area the two things I do first are search the forums in the area/time of year I want to target.......lots of wisdom and patterns in those with steady posts from locals....then I go to Google earth and study the area to find spots that match what I read about.

    The rest comes from bull****ting at the local tackle shop, asking every local angler you meet their favorite methods (offering a cold frosty beverage of their choice is a great way to get them talking), and lots of casts.

    Tight lines!!
    There are only so many casts in life, so shut up and fish!!
  • gettinwetgettinwet Posts: 1,366 Officer
    When I'm scouting a new area the two things I do first are search the forums in the area/time of year I want to target.......lots of wisdom and patterns in those with steady posts from locals....then I go to Google earth and study the area to find spots that match what I read about.

    The rest comes from bull****ting at the local tackle shop, asking every local angler you meet their favorite methods (offering a cold frosty beverage of their choice is a great way to get them talking), and lots of casts.

    Tight lines!!
    There are only so many casts in life, so shut up and fish!!
  • MSW_SatelliteBeachMSW_SatelliteBeach Posts: 212 Officer
    gettinwet wrote: »
    When I'm scouting a new area the two things I do first are search the forums in the area/time of year I want to target.......lots of wisdom and patterns in those with steady posts from locals....then I go to Google earth and study the area to find spots that match what I read about.

    The rest comes from bull****ting at the local tackle shop, asking every local angler you meet their favorite methods (offering a cold frosty beverage of their choice is a great way to get them talking), and lots of casts.

    Tight lines!!

    No doubt - I think most of us do. I was just looking for a calendar of sorts showing specie and times I could send to those wanting to come down and visit.. Gotta be one out there.
    If not, I'll just make one.
  • baribobbaribob Posts: 66 Greenhorn
    There are two mullet runs on the central east coast. The big one peaking in October, and a smaller one in late March. An old timer once told me they coincide with the love bug seasons, and I've found that is kind of the case.

    There is also a flounder run in December - February I think. Others?
  • gettinwetgettinwet Posts: 1,366 Officer
    No doubt - I think most of us do. I was just looking for a calendar of sorts showing specie and times I could send to those wanting to come down and visit.. Gotta be one out there.
    If not, I'll just make one.

    One like this one:


    http://www.cfecf.com/calendar.htm
    There are only so many casts in life, so shut up and fish!!
  • MSW_SatelliteBeachMSW_SatelliteBeach Posts: 212 Officer
    gettinwet wrote: »

    BOOYAH!
    Gracias amigo
  • gettinwetgettinwet Posts: 1,366 Officer
    That came from one of my favorite forums that has unfortunately died out a bit over the past decade....but as you can see I still go to it. A lot of archived knowledge there.
    There are only so many casts in life, so shut up and fish!!
  • des1802des1802 Posts: 116 Deckhand
    The Top Spot fishing and recreation maps have an inshore and off shore index to guide you in the right direction. Cape Canaveral Area map #N218
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