September is one of my favorite months if for no other reason other than it is the end of summer! Fishing of both the salt and fresh water varieties is entering a time where the fish are not hugging the bottom so far up under the brush that you can’t get a cast close to them in the freshwater. And the saltwater fish, especially the in-shore varieties such as speckled trout, are hungry, big and downright aggresive towards live shrimp or small sand fleas and other types of crustaceans floated in a free line fashion from a pier, dock, or boat drifting around in the Mobile Bay, Wolf Bay, or any one of the other small saltwater estuaries we are blessed with along the coast. Many of the summer tourist are gone, if you have to rent a hotel room, the rates have dropped a bit in many locations and perhaps best of all, the many great seafood restaurants are still serving up wonderful gulf seafood, you just don’t have to wait in line so long to be served! I love a September or October trip to the Alabama gulf coast for great fall fishing! There are more inshore guide services now than every and if you charter with most of them, you will not be sorry! They can take you to where the fish are and show you the secrets of getting them to bite! A few I can recommend are Captain Mikes’ inshore fishing, Nelson’s inshore fishing and Backbay inshore fishing. Or if you prefer just click the link to visit for more info: http://www.inshorefishingalabama.com/
Pond or lake fishing for bass and bream is also great in September The bream and crappie seem to find their appetites again after the heat of summer subsides and you can find some great fishing ponds around central Alabama. Check the Bulletin Board and Craigslist Montgomery in the Sporting goods section for pay fishing lakes in the area. Also click here for more fishing guide info: http://www.fishingguidesworld.com/stats/make_stats/220
I love to fish for crappie and bass in September when I can find the time to get outdoors here in Central Alabama! Try it soon! And Take a kid fishing!
On the hunting front, dove season came in with a whisper and most of the hunters I check with for results said the opening weekend was completely underwhelming. I did not get a hunting opportunity since the folks I normally hunt with cancelled their hunt due to a lack of doves flying the week before season opened. This Saturday morning, I plan to go set up feeders and trim bushes on my hunting place in Tuscaloosa County before the Alabama Florida game, then I am going to go to Bryant Denny and cheer for the Tide! The doves will just have to wait to the following weekend for me to fling some lead toward them! (if any show up)
Until next week, get out in our wonderful Central Alabama Outdoors and have some fun!