We are in a transition period across the coast and especially in coastal areas influenced by a river system.
The transition period is a simple process right now to watch on the water. The water has dropped about 6 to 10 degrees, some shrimp and crabs are on the move, crabbers are moving their traps into passes and the river systems, pogies and mullet are rafting up,and the final item is the fact the days are getting shorter.
This means the fish are going to be moving in and out of certain areas based on the tide movement, wind direction, bait location, and how the bottom is configured. Yes this is a lot to consider, but if you take good notes and study the areas you will catch more fish by duplicating this pattern all over your fishing region.
Watch how the bait is coming in and out of an area and what direction are they headed. Try to pay close attention to where you are actually hooking the fish in terms of the mouth and also the water column.
Transition spots are really just highways for fish to travel and feed.
The biggest thing when fishing transition times and spots is to go slow and work the area back and forth from different directions. Make sure to use different lures, sizes, and make mental notes of what is going on.
Next week we will talk transition lures.
Good luck fishing and remember take a kid fishing. When you take a kid make sure to remember the days is about them and not you.