April 17, 2011
Mother Nature provided us with wonderful weather this week and it looks like it will continue for a while. I think that the winds have finally lost their grip and summer has arrived on the Treasure Coast.
We had some very good days out on the water this week. Steve and Lil Sauter were down on vacation from Myrtle Beach and we had three days fishing for redfish, trout and snook. Lil battled with some nice sized reds up to 29" and Steve did his share with the reds as well. Steve topped their trout fishing with a fat 26", but I do believe that Lil caught the most. Steve landed one snook out of a number of break offs at the docks. We had a lot of fun out there on the river. Greg, Joe and Chris had a good day of trout fishing. They also landed a snook and a couple of redfish to their total as well as a variety of fish from the Indian River. Teen Anglers Brad and Laine were on the boat for their monthly fishing tournament. Brad had two nice trout to weigh in and Laine had a nice trout and redfish for his catch. Brad took first place and Laine won second place in the Middle School division. Congratulations guys!
Trout have been a staple this month. Most flats have held good numbers of trout and lots of them have been good sized fish. CAL jerk baits, DOA shrimp and live shrimp have all caught good numbers of fish for us lately. Redfish have been in shallow water. Most were caught in two feet on low tide and were just sitting on the flats. CAL jerk baits, DOA shrimp and live shrimp have continued to work well for our redfish bite. We have found snook hanging under many of the docks to the south of Fort Pierce. It's always a challenge to hook one and get it out from under the docks and we have had some exciting fun this past week on the docks.
Mackerel, jacks and bluefish have been around the inlet and jetties. Sheephead and snapper have been the main focus on the docks and bridges of the river. The surf has provided anglers with pompano, whiting and bluefish this week. It's been a great week out there!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner
Fishing this week on the Indian River....