The snook barrage continued through the month of October. A large concentration of mullet pushed into the Florida Bay and Flamingo area, and with prey comes predators. If there is any advice I could give to the recreational angler, it would be to look for the bait. There were a number of times this October that I poled for hundreds of yards without seeing a scale. However, once I located the schools of mullet, the predator fish were always close by. The predominant species mixed in with the schools of mullet were snook, redfish, juvenile tarpon, and black drum. Although the black drum don’t feed off mullet, they are happy to eat a freshly peeled shrimp or a crushed blue crab. You can also target black drum on fly by using a small crab pattern, equipped with a rattler.