After another week of touch and go weather, we can get back to the great angling that September brings us here on the Big Bend. Snook are now legal to harvest and the slot size is 28 to 33 inches. Go to myfwc.com for info on current regulation. I have my best luck snook fishing on a high outgoing tide. Areas I like to target are sandy holes just off a outside key, points, edges of a deep pass and blow downs in our larger rivers. Some of the best baits that have worked for me are the D.O.A. 5.5 glow jerkbait and the MirrOlure MirrOdine. Always upgrade your leader to 30lb fluorocarbon to prevent getting cut off by the snooks rough mouth and gill plate.  Redfishing will be the best this month especially on the incoming tide around the new and full moon phases. Live bait like shrimp and pinfish are best but if you are lucky enough to find a school of redfish use a soft plastic or gold spoon like the Eppinger Rex and it will keep you in the action faster then live bait. Western facing points are the best areas. Trout fishing should start getting better this month and outgoing tide will be best. Popping corks with a soft plastic bait is best when cast around rock grass patches. High incoming tide will be in the morning this weekend.

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