Inshore Fishing Report:
Ol' Man Winter has been a little more kinder to the Treasure Coast so far this year. The normal cold fronts continue to cross our path each week, but not that fish killing cold weather that we experienced last year. A couple more weeks and we should begin the transition into spring. Expect normal windy days out there with an occasional calmer day or two to enjoy the weather.
The trout bite has been good as long as the water temps stay in the mid 60's or better. Hungry fish around the flats have been good for anglers using Deadly Combos, live shrimp or CAL jerk baits. The Arkansas Glow color has continued to produce trout on a small jig head. Fish in two to five feet of water to improve your chances at finding the trout. Redfish have been hitting the shallows on sunny days and can be found around docks and mangroves this time of year. Snook fishing has been pretty quiet lately with the jetties being the best spot at night. I had a good number of reports of good flounder fishing around the back side of the jetties and on sand flats around the inlet this past week.
The inlet continues to be full of bluefish, jacks and mackerel for anglers using shiny lures. Around the bridges, docks and structure you can find plenty of sheephead, black drum and other species who inhabit the waters. Pompano have been taken along the beach and in the river, but mostly south of Fort Pierce. Sand fleas, clams and shrimp have been the baits of choice for those tasty pomps.
Herbert was in town from Austria doing some work and decided to have a fun day fishing on the river. Trout, sheephead and black drum kept him busy on the Indian River this past week. Have some fun this month and get out to enjoy the great fishing action around the Treasure Coast!
Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Thanks and Good Fishing!
Captain Charlie Conner
A couple photos from this week....