December 13, 2010
Alright, so winter has set in and it appears that we might be in for another cold season. Well, let's hope not! One cold front has passed and another is fast approaching the Treasure Coast. As usual, they seem to hit us on the weekends and only allow a couple days a week to have a chance to get out on the water. Better get those cold weather clothes out and ready!
The anglers who fished the past week found a good nighttime snook bite around the jetties and inlet. Live bait, feather jigs and DOA TerrorEyz have been working best for snook anglers trying to get a slot fish before the season closed on December 15th. There is only a few days left.
There has been a good redfish bite on the west shoreline both north of Fort Pierce around Harbor Branch and south around the docks. Live bait, CAL jerk baits and DOA shrimp have all worked. There has also been some good size reds taken around the jetties recently. Trout are catch and release this month, but there have been trout taken on the deeper cuts of the flats on popping corks.
Pompano and whiting have been biting along the surf when fishable on shrimp, sand fleas and Doc's Goofy Jigs. Sand perch, sheephead and black drum have been caught off the bridges and catwalks this week. Dead shrimp is always the best bait choice in these spots.
It's gonna get cold again next week, so dress warm and plan on fishing in deeper water for the best results. Afternoons can find fish moving up shallow to get warm and always a possibility of a redfish or trout in the shallows on a sunny afternoon. Have fun out there!
Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Captain Charlie Conner