It's great to see summertime weather around the area. The winds have been much milder and the sun has been shining. We have enjoyed some super fishing action this week on the Treasure Coast. May is always a great month to be on the water.
I had John, Don and Brian on a day that found the trout being cooperative. John even learned how to fish the DOA shrimp and caught his first trout on it. Pat and Gwen was out for a fishing adventure. Two of the nicest ladies you could ever meet. Both love to fish and each one caught their share of keeper trout. Gwen even landed a big redfish to top off the day. Wayne was back in town and we had a morning of trout and redfish action. He missed several big fish, but landed to upper slot reds from a nice sized school and a number of nice trout that morning. Wayne learned how to fish the DOA shrimp that day. It was a fun week on the water!
The trout action has picked up and the fish have been mostly right in the slot or over slot this week. DOA shrimp, live shrimp and CAL jerk baits continue to produce some good trout on the grass flats. We have fished mostly north of Fort Pierce lately and had good success up that direction. Most trout have been taken in two to five feet of water in a number of usual trout haunts on the river. Harbor Branch, Queen's Cove and Round Island have all been kind to us on the trout bite.
Redfish have been steadily holding in the shallow flats and we have encountered several nice schools around the river. DOA shrimp, CAL paddle tails and live baits will all work to get you hooked up on a slot redfish. It was enjoyable to watch Gwen, who is a young 85 years old, battle a 7 pound redfish on light tackle. We have had some good fun this week. There are also lots of bluefish still around the river. We encountered some on our adventures again this week.
Snook fishing is improving around the Fort Pierce area. Nighttime anglers have found a bite around the jetties and the docks around the river have also held snook. Bait Busters, TerrorEyz and live bait have all worked on catch and release snook. The bite will continue to improve as summer sets in on the area. It's a great time of year to be fishing!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner
Some photos of this weeks action!