October 7, 2009
It has been a lot of fun on the water this week. Action has been good, especially for the trout bite. Each time out there has produced lots of trout on the flats. We have fished both north and south of Fort Pierce with the same results. Deeper water on the edges of the flats has held lots of fish. Find the bait schools and you will find the fish hanging around there. It's been a good week!
Todd and Lauren were down again, They caught a lot of fish and lost a couple big ones, too. A good variety of fish were to be had from lookdowns to gag grouper. I was out with Pat and Dalton for a weekend of fishing. We caught trout and redfish among our catch. Most fish came along the edges of the flats in two to five feet of water. Live shrimp or DOA shrimp will get you plenty of action out there. CAL jerk baits have also been very productive on the flats. Docks are holding big jacks, redfish and snook. Top water early, followed by DOA TerrorEyz are great lures for dock action.
Snook fishing around the inlet has been good, with lots of tarpon action at night on the jetties. Some good reports of bigger snapper around the jetties as well lately. Bridges are holding black drum and snapper. The turning basin is still boiling with ladyfish, blue runners and jacks. It's a free-for-all on the high tide. Fishing has been great and will continue as the baitfish fill the river. Plan on getting out soon!
Tip of the Week:
Lots of hungry anglers are gearing up for pompano season. Some recent reports of pompano along the beaches this week will have many surf anglers out in search for the tasty fish. There are many lures, rigs and baits to use, but sand fleas have always been the favorite on the beach. As the water begins to cool off in fall, the pompano begin their journey along the surf. The river will be active with schools of pomps patrolling along the flat edges. Have a rod rigged and ready for them as you fish the river. You just never know when you might run upon a school. Pompano season isn't far off!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner