June 5, 2011
We enjoyed a long weekend vacation last week with our five year old granddaughter, Chloe, and good friends, Pat, Kara, Dalton and Ethan Wells down in the Florida Keys. The weather kept us from enjoying the fishing, but we had a nice relaxing time enjoying the sights and sounds of the Keys. We had only one short chance to fish and decided to catch some dinner around the Bahia Honda bridge just before the winds set back in to make it difficult to try and be on the water. Ethan, Dalton and Chloe enjoyed fishing around our cabin for grunts and snapper to have some fun with. It was a fun trip for everyone!
If you can't fish for tarpon....then at least go to Robbie's in Islamorada and feed them. Again the kids had a wonderful time with the big fish that inhabit the marina there. A trip to Key West with Grandma and Chloe led us to the Key West Aquarium. Chloe had lots of fun around the many species they have there. She even got to touch a sand shark. Itr was a nice to get away and spend some good times with our friends.
Back to work tomorrow in search of the fish around Fort Pierce. The trout should continue to be biting in the early mornings on the flats. Getting out early can make your trip much more successful. As the sun warms up the flats each day, you will find the trout moving into deeper water. Fish the bait schools. Lots of glass minnows are in the river and fishing the edges of the bait can be very productive. Try a DOA shrimp fished very slowly and you should have good results. Redfish don't mind the warmer water and you should be able to find them throughout the day.
Fishing docks this month can be very productive for many species. Snook, jacks, redfish and others will be hanging under the docks for an easy meal. A DOA shrimp or TerrorEyz can find some nice sized fish under some of the docks. It's a great time of year to fish the Indian River!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner