Native Sons Fishing Guides, Central Florida & Indian River Lagoon Fishing Charters

October 25, 2009 – Fall Fishing Weather – Fantasti

Fall weather plays a big role in the fishing fortunes along the central east coast of Florida. Over the past two weeks we have greeted our first cold fronts to the area and even though the cooler temperatures were a welcomed relief, the accompanying high winds created challenges for our charters. The cold front also re-ignited the briefly stalled fall mullet run and the resulting feeding frenzies were fun as long as we could safely venture out.

Coffey and his son Buck along with son-in-law Travis drove over from Haines City to go fishing with Captain Roland and myself. Originally from this area, Coffey was well acquainted with the effects of the annual mullet run action so we were full of anticipation as we launched from Sebastian Inlet. However, the cold front from the previous day sent the barometer plummeting and lock-jawed the feeding fish. Captain Roland and I were eventually successful in coaxing some action by switching from finger mullet to ‘greenies’ and flooding the holes with crippled bait as chum. Pictured below are Coffey and Travis each holding snook caught on the day.

The Moura family, Albert, Debbie and their son Justin, blew in from Bermuda for a week of vacation in Disney Orlando plus a day of fishing on the Indian River Lagoon near Sebastian. Inlet. Capt. Roland guided them on one of the more blustery days in recent memory; inshore waves were 2-3 feet fueled by a stiff 25 mph north wind. Roland did guide them into some fishable waters however where they caught a nice redfish and huge ladyfish while hooking and losing a few other game fish. Even though their Mickey Mousse ponchos were shredded by the high winds, the Mouras had a great time and are looking forward to a return fishing trip in the area.

The Rimkus clan joined Capt. Roland again in the Sebastian area for a day of fishing followed by an evening of alligator hunting that night with Capt. Peter. The fishing was good with snook, redfish, and marauding schools of hard charging jack Cravelles. Pictured is seven year old Jacob with his first snook and Michael with one of the reds. By the way, later that night Michael took his first gator which was a nice 8 1/2 footer.

Our final fishing account in this report is a special one involving Steve and Dena Prater from Haines City, Florida. This charter was provided for the Praters by the Dream Foundation aka Make a Wish Foundation. The weather was ideal as we launched from Sebastian Inlet and remained so through-out the day. We had a blast catching and releasing some 15-20 gamefish including snook, redfish, trout, bluefish and jack Cravelles. Pictured below are Dena with a 12 lb snook and Steve with a redfish and a jack.

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