This week, two of my favorite anglers, Frank and Turner Mullins, were down again this year to share an adventure with dad, Keith, and Cai out on the Indian River. We were faced with very windy days, but the boys were up for a challenge and caught lots of trout, sheephead and jacks this year. 8 year old, Frank, was writing about his adventure and I put him in charge of this weeks fishing report. The following is his report of their couple of days out on the river.
The Fisherman's News
March 5th Fort Pierce
We are in a boat on the Indian River. It is breezy, there is a blue sky and sunny waters. There are no boats, but us. We have caught 13 fish already! Shrimp and baitfish are the best bait. One monster of a fish keeps stealing our bait. Never, ever put baitfish and shrimp in the same tank, baitfish eat shrimp. Turner, my brother, just caught the monster stealing our bait. Cai just caught a catfish and a pinfish. We are in a slow speed zone. Well, today seems to be coming to an end. Well, tomorrow, I will write more. Tomorrow, I will catch a lot of fish and I will catch a big, huge fish. I will catch a big, big, big fish. I will catch one, a truly good fish.
Sincerely, Frank Mullins
The week was the usual windy March weather that we expect to see. We were rewarded most of the week with a great trout and sheephead bite out on the river. By weekend, the water had cooled down just enough to slow the trout bite on Sunday. Socrates, Marteen and Jeremy were out with me earlier in the week. Mike, Gill and Pascal were fishing over the weekend. Keith, Cai, Frank and Turner enjoyed a nice but windy day of fishing. Eric and Jeff had the only calm day out on the water, but after the cold front the trout bite had slowed, but the redfish were out there feeding for us. We did happen on one nice school of reds that we couldn't get close enough to cast.
Our best areas for trout have been Bear Point and Queen's Cove in two to four feet of water using either live bait or DOA CAL jerk baits. Our redfish also came by using the CAL 4" jerk baits. Docks are holding plenty of hungry sheephead, bluefish and jacks. We have kept busy reeling in fish when we could get around just about any of the docks this week.
It was a challenging week for sure to fish around the steady winds of the month. It won't be long until summer has arrived and things will calm down again. There are plenty areas to fish that are out of the driving winds and the fish continue to bite as long as the water temperatures have warmed up. Have fun and get out fishing!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner
A couple photos from this week...8 year old Frank Mullins, who did part of this weeks fishing report, Socrates and Jeremy with a couple trout from their adventure!