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The 5 Best Saltwater Fish To Catch in the Fall

The heat is finally subsiding, and the fall is on the way in! 

Are you looking for some of the best spots to get your fall saltwater fishing this year? If so, you’ve certainly come to the right place. While many anglers are storing their gear away for fall, there is still plenty of fish left in the ocean to catch.

Let’s dive in and check out some of the best saltwater fish to catch in the fall!

 

  • Speckled Trout

 

Speckled trout, otherwise known as spotted seatrout, are big silver with tons of dark spots running along its body. They are pretty similar to silver trout, though they can be differentiated thanks to the spots. Speckled trout can usually be found throughout the summer and into the early fall. They live in bays, bayous, coastal waters, and estuary environments from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to Cape Cod.

 

  • Redfish

 

Redfish can pretty much be found all-year-round in estuaries, bays, and saltwater lagoons. They are an incredibly popular Florida fish species, and probably the most sought after fish in the southeast. While they spend much of their time in the spring, summer, and winter hanging out in the estuaries, they go to inlets to spawn during fall. 

 

  • Flounder

 

Flounder may look lazy lying there at the bottom of the ocean floor, though they are quite ingenious in their ways. They’re popular fall fish that disguise themselves in our coastal waters all the way from Texas to Maine. One of the flounder’s favorite spots to lie down is at the bottom of coastal river areas, as these drop-offs can provide them with tons of prey to ambush. Little do they know, you’ll be there waiting too!

 

  • King Mackerel

 

King Mackerel, also known as Kingfish, is one of the biggest representatives of the Mackerel fish family in the Atlantic Ocean. From Brazil to North Carolina, they are a very popular tournament fish thanks to their size. You can mostly find King Mackerel out to a 600-foot depth, and while they can grow to be almost 90-pounds, they are typically much smaller.

 

  • Yellowfin Tuna

 

If you feel like you are ready to take on a giant Yellowfin, we recommend heading down to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, as it is one of the best places to catch Yellowfin in the fall and throughout the year. From August to December, warm water gets pushed towards Puerto Vallarta by the southern current, filling the waters with smaller baitfish, which in turn, lure the yellowfin tuna in. When you’ve made your big catch, you can enjoy a margarita beachside!

Gone Fishin’ In a Blackfin Boat

There are so many great spots to go saltwater fishing in the fall, and we sincerely hope that you can get to all of them at least once! If you’re looking to catch the biggest and baddest fish, then Blackfin Boats is the answer. With some of the best fishing boats in the game and a reputation for quality, you’ll be reeling in some big boys in no time!

 


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