October marks the beginning of one of my favorite months to fish in Fort Myers. The beaches and back bays of South West Florida are loaded this time of year with all kinds of bait. This time of year is special because water temperatures start to drop and the fish start to feed preparing for the winter months ahead. This past week was awesome! There were bird parties everywhere with tons of lady fish, trout, and jack. Fishing the birds can be an awesome charter fishing bite for beginners. We had a couple great days fishing for reds and snook too. Best day was 20 reds! There are numerous schools around at the moment. The rest of the month should be great as long as the weather cooperates!