December 11, 2009
Seems like just yesterday it was January 2009 and here today the year is almost finished. Days sure fly by anymore. It has been a good year with lots of action around the Treasure Coast. As the holidays arrive, I hope that everyone has a wonderful Holiday Season this year. Fishing around the river has remained good, even with the windy days of winter.
Snook fishing at night has held up well. Seems like the worse the weather, the better the bite. Anglers on the jetties, bridges and docks have done well with live bait, TerrorEyz, and Bait Busters. Feather jigs will also work well for the night bite. Don't forget that snook season ends Tuesday, December 15th. Trout season is already closed until January 1st, so you need to look at other species until then.
Spanish mackerel have been throughout the inlet, turning basin and south of the Fort Pierce bridges. The ladyfish, jacks, blue runners and bluefish have also been feeding among them and providing plenty of action for anglers. Shiny lures moved fast will keep you busy! Pompano are around the river, but the winds held up fishing for them most of the week. A few reports of pomps along the beach this week with whiting being the best catch in the surf. Redfish are still hanging around the docks of the river. Live shrimp, DOA shrimp or TerrorEyz will help you find them around the river. If the wind allows, the docks south of Fort Pierce are great wintertime fishing areas.
The bridges have still been active with sand perch, black drum and sheephead for those anglers. Live or dead shrimp will get you a tasty dinner treat. There are still flounder being taken around the sand in the inlet area. Wind and water temperature will factor into each day on the water and add to the many factors that affect the bite. It's fun to just be out there anyway! Have a great time out there.
Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Captain Charlie Conner