March 26, 2010
Looks like Spring is gonna stay around this time. After one long, cold winter, we are finally enjoying nice weather. We will still have those windy days, but at least they will be much warmer now. We have had lots of fun out there fishing in spite of dealing with the winds. It's been a good week on the water.
Keith, Cai, Turner and Frank finished off their visit on Sunday. The boys ended up catching 200 bluefish, jacks, sheephead and other species during their annual fishing adventure on the Indian River. It was fun watching them reel in fish after fish. Henry Buzy and his group joined me for another day of exciting fishing around the river. Manny Rivera and Ken finished off the week with another fun day fishing around the Indian River. Lots of sunshine made it even more enjoyable.
The docks around the river have been the most productive areas along with the inlet and turning basin. Lots and lots of jacks are just about everywhere you happen to go. You would swear those fish are following your boat around the river. Sheephead continue to hang under the docks and structure. Live shrimp has worked well on those toothy critters. We are still getting some nice sized ones to bend the rods. Bluefish and mackerel are heavy around the turning basin and inlet. Silver spoons, live shrimp or DOA grub tails can get you lots of action. The trout bite has been improving on the grass flats. It will continue to get better as the water warms up. Fish two to five feet of water with a Deadly Combo, CAL jerk bait or live shrimp to get the trout action going. Bear Point, Harbor Branch and Round Island are always good spots to check out.
Redfish action will continue to get better on the flats. There have been lots of them around the river this year already and Spring should bring a good bite. Try around the docks and flats to the south of Fort Pierce using a CAL jerk bait or TerrorEyz. The snook bite should also begin to pick up with the warmer water. Handle them carefully and release them unharmed. Bridges have held sheephead, bluefish, sand perch and black drum. The beaches have been producing whiting,bluefish, pompano and some weakfish for the surf anglers. The fish have been cold for a long time and they are getting hungry now. It should be a great Spring around the Treasure Coast.
Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Good Fishing and Be Safe!
Captain Charlie Conner