April 3, 2011
April has arrived bringing in much needed rain to the area and some windy days to deal with. We did manage to get out on the better days and stay home on those nasty ones. Fishing has continued to be good as long as you can get to the area that are productive. Expect more of this kind of weather this month as the transition into summer continues.....
Walter and his grandson, Bill, joined me on one of those windy days. We finished off fishing in one spot and the guys caught 15 redfish and one nice fat 25" trout to top off the day. Wayne, Bill and Will had a windy day to deal with. We began by catching trout on the flats till the winds blew us off and ended up around the turning basin to finish off the day with all the jacks you could manage. Chuck treated his son, Charlie, and friends, Tommy and Stevie, to a morning of fishing the Indian River. The boys had lots of fun catching trout while the winds would let us fish. We moved to the docks and boated jacks, sheephead and a redfish to end the morning. Scott and Donald finally was able to get out with me early one morning after having to cancel two days already and found the trout willing to bite. Donald's first cast with a top water was rewarded with a nice, fat trout. It was good to finally get them out on the river! Greg and Suzanne enjoyed a much better morning of weather and we were able to get to a number of spots around the river to fish. Suzanne bested Greg for the day with two healthy redfish and one big, 24" trout off the flats. Greg was blasted by a nice snook under the docks that just was not going to come out that day. It will be waiting for him next year!! It was a good week out on the Indian River!
Queen's Cove continues to prove successful for us on trout. Deadly Combos, CAL jerk baits and live bait have all been good trout baits. When possible, the flats along the west shore, down south of Fort Pierce, have also been good trout areas. They have been eating well and are fat & sassy! Most of the reds have been short, but you can tell they are growing quickly and will be the big ones of summer. We have found them in quite a few areas, sitting on the flats and eager to eat a CAL jerk bait, DOA shrimp or live bait. Some big snook have been creating havoc around many of the docks. Just ask Greg about the one that gave him a lesson in dock fishing! Live bait, DOA shrimp or TerrorEyz are all good snook baits around the docks of Fort Pierce.
Bridges have been holding sheephead, jacks and some snapper. There are lots of jacks and blue runners running around the inlet and turning basin. We are in a transition month, but the fishing has been very good out there. You can get out most days if you use the wind to your advantage. There is lots of places to get out of the worst of the winds and have fun out on the river. Have a great week!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner
Some photos if this weeks action