Bulla, an area roosterfish expert, thinks all sizes of roosters get wise to a fly quickly in a raid. The bites come early, even if the fish do stick around. Guides will make a few passes through a productive-looking section and move on. Some drift on runs parallel to the beach, while others move off the beach, depending on wind and current. With so many other fishing options in the fall, such as yellowfin and dorado, guides put less emphasis on spending time in shallow water for smaller roosters. This type of fishing is outrageously fun and likely to add at least a dozen new species to the fly list, but it probably won’t produce trophy fish.