June 13, 2011
Summer weather has certainly arrived. We did have some windy days this past week, but the temperatures are definitely on the warm side. A little breeze is always welcome on those warm days! Plan on early mornings or late evenings for your best fishing chances.
This week I enjoyed some super company on the water. Gaylen and Matt caught trout, an oversize redfish and a variety of other fish. Ron, Mike and Timberly found mostly trout with a redfish in the mix. John and Johanna had fun on the trout flats. John, Tim and Larry also found mostly trout on their day. Larry out fished everyone on his first fishing trip. Rick and Roy caught a variety of fish with trout being the top catch of the day.
Trout has continued to be the best bite on the river. Most of our fish have come in two to five feet of water and a lot of times they have been found just on the edges of the grass flats. DOA shrimp and CAL jerk baits have proven to be successful on the trout. If you are using live bait, get out the fish trap and catch some pigfish this time of year. They will give you a much better chance on the trout than even shrimp. Fish them under a popping cork for best results. Johanna caught the largest trout of the week with her 26" fat gator trout. Queen's Cove, Harbor Branch and the west shoreline on the south side of Fort Pierce have all been productive for trout.
We did manage a few redfish earlier in the week. You can find some hanging under docks or out on the flats. We had several break offs under some of the docks. Lots of snook are holding under the deeper docks, but can present a challenge in getting them out from under the maze of pilings. There are still plenty of sheephead in the river along with mangrove snapper. Check under docks or around the bridges for some of these tasty characters. It's a great time of year to be fishing the Treasure Coast!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner
Some of this weeks action...