Sunday, September 21, 2014

Archery Elk New Mexico - Fishing Predictions

As I promised September archery elk season is coming to a close here in unit 46 N.E. New Mexico. All my hunters have left the lodge and are back to their families and jobs. It was a very interesting and action packed 22 days. Here is the breakdown results 3 groups of hunters 8 hunters total. 1 elk harvested, 3 elk shot and lost. Every hunter had close encounters with elk and all got to watch and hear the sounds of bull elk bugles filling the mountain sides. It is one of north america's most spectacular events and a gift from god. Good food and lots of laughs were had by all! As long as I can and am able i will return to the mountains every spring. My gun hunters start October the 1st and I have hunts booked through mid November. Will keep you posted as hunts progress. Now for my fishing report back home in the Everglades? You might ask how can he give a fishing report when he is in the mountains of New Mexico? Easy when you have been hunting and guide fishing your entire life in the same woods and waters you learn a few things that never change. October signals the start of fall, cool fronts start to push further south dropping water temps. Snook will start to move into the back country in numbers. Some of the largest Red fish of the season will move in from the gulf and should be targeted on the outside barrier island rock points. These bull reds are breeders coming in to spawn and should be handled with care and released. Offshore look for diving birds to locate schools of Spanish Mac's spoons and buck tail jigs worked fast will produce. October can sometimes produce some of the largest Cobia of the season around offshore wrecks as long as the cold fronts are mild, and you get there first. I will be back in action in Florida third week in November hunting fish! Capt Wayne Fishhunt Charters