Inshore Fishing Report:
Warm spring weather has made for enjoyable outings all around the Treasure Coast. While the air was warm, the water temperatures continue to struggle towards warmer conditions. The bite slowed somewhat later in the week, but you could still catch sheephead around the docks. Our redfish bite slowed a little, but we were still able to catch a few in spite of cold water.
We had some fun out there with sheephead, redfish and a variety of other fish to keep us busy. Duncan Haley was in the area and we spent some time remembering high school days and catching up on the years. Only one redfish that day, but it was nice to see him again. Brad's son was out with him and his grandfather, Gary and caught two redfish on his first two casts. Tom and Becky caught a variety of fish on their trip around the Indian River. To finish off the week, I spent a couple days in Sebastian with my buddy, Pat Wells and son, Dalton, on a camping trip on the islands. The water is very cold up that direction, so we ventured into the Sebastian River to find more ladyfish and jacks than Dalton could handle. On a windy day, we stayed out of it and enjoyed some fun fishing that day.
Trout should begin to bite very soon. We are just waiting on the temps to rise a few more degrees and the river should become alive with fish. CAL jerk baits always work well when trout fishing. Most of the action has been around bridges and docks with sheephead, bluefish and a good variety of others. Our redfish has been mostly around the dropoffs of some of the flats. Live baits and CAL jerk baits have worked best. It's still a transition period on the river and as temperatures continue to improve, so will the bite. Spring is almost here!
Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Thanks and Good Fishing!
Captain Charlie Conner