October is the start of our fall King Mackerel migration into the Clearwater and John’s Pass area. These kings can be targeted on all lengths of trips starting at the half day trip. We use live bait and slow trolling methods while going after these high flying smoker Kingfish. The bottom fishing continues to produces great numbers of Red Grouper, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper and more on the full day trips. The shorter trips such as the Half day and the 3/4 day are also staying consistent with the bottom fishing as we target Grunts, Hogfish, Mangrove Snapper, and some Grouper as well. Fall fishing is one of my favorite times of the because of the many species that are available to catch off of John’s Pass.