What’s Biting – November | Navarre Kayak Fishing
As temperatures along the Emerald Coast begin to decrease, the fishing is only getting better. November is one of the best months for kayak fishing and avid angler’s from across the country arrive in town to take advantage. This month the inshore waterways are full of action from Redfish, Bull Reds, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Continue reading “What’s Biting – November” and let us help you catch more fish.
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The Bull Reds school up throughout November in large bodies of water, such as Pensacola Bay, the Santa Rosa Sound, and Choctawhatchee Bay. How do you find them? It’s simple. Look for birds, boats, and boiling water. Approach the areas carefully and always keep an eye out for boaters. Schooling Bull Reds are easily caught using 1-2 OZ. SPRO Saltwater Jigs and a 6-8” Curly Tail Grubs. Throw right into the commotion and hold on, it won’t take long before your line becomes tight. Apply as much pressure as possible and end the fight quickly. After landing the fish, snap a quick photo, and take the time to revive them properly. Bull Reds play a vital role in ensuring the future of our fishery. Without them, there won’t be any slot fish to keep.
Slot Red’s will school up like their larger brethren and can be found cruising the shallows throughout the upper bays and the Santa Rosa Sound. They primarily feed on smaller crustaceans and have a hard time resisting a well-placed soft plastic lure. Sight fishing for Redfish is an incredible experience and one of our favorite ways to catch them from the kayak. The ability to stand and cast makes sight fishing a breeze. Kayaks are small and allow you to approach areas quickly and quietly.
The Speckled Trout bite is full of actions in November. As the water temperature declines, the Speckled Trout will begin moving towards their winter time haunts. The fish will transition from the grass flats to protected bayous and canals throughout Northwest Florida. While transitioning, the Speckled Trout will feed heavily and are usually found around large schools of Mullet. November is an excellent month to throw topwater lures such as the Jackall Bonnie and the Rapala Skitter V. Speckled Trout can be finicky while transitioning and switching lures is often the key to success. If the fish are hesitant to eat, try switching over to a jerkbait or a twitchbait. The Rapala Shadow Rap Shad and MirrOlure MR17 are both excellent choices.
The Inshore Flounder bite will be in full swing the first half of the month and will slowly die off as the month progresses. Understanding the fall migration pattern makes targeting Flounder fairly easy both inshore and nearshore. Throughout November, the fish will be staging near the passes, preparing to push offshore and spawn. We prefer to target Flounder by throwing soft plastic along the edge of grass flats, docks, and rock walls throughout the Santa Rosa Sound. Flounder are ambush predators and are always on the hunt for an easy meal. While targeting Flounder, your lure should maintain constant contact with the bottom of the sea floor. If you’re fishing in the middle of the water column you will greatly reduce your chances of enticing a Flounder to eat. We prefer to throw Matrix Shad’s in Ultra-Violet with a 5/16-3/8 OZ jighead while targeting Flounder on the grass flats.
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