If I had to pick one month, August would be it. However, September brings the major push of the fall baitfish run, which triggers some exciting feeding activity. Where I fish the most, in southeastern Florida, bay anchovies (also called red minnows) show up in August and attract both tarpon and snook. The most recent red minnow run was a little weaker than the previous few years, but it still attracted tarpon up to 100 pounds to the trough just past the point where the water meets the sand. The minnows hug the trough, and tarpon come right in to attack the pods with abandon. Snook come to the feast too, joined by big ladyfish, jacks, blue runners, and the occasional bonito, which are a blast to hook into.