July 11, 2011
Summer weather patterns keep anglers watching the radar most days this month. Lots of much needed rain has greened up local yards and it looks like Florida again! Watch the weather as many afternoon thunderstorms have been into the area each day. We have had good weather when getting on the water early and heading back to the ramp at noontime. The morning have been very nice on the river.
Trout has continued to be our best bite. We had a couple days with the recent cold water influx that made it more challenging to find the bite, but we have continued to have good luck when trout fishing. DOA shrimp in the clear holographic has been outstanding on the flats. Mike and Lisa caught all of their fish on the shrimp. We have been fishing them slowly along the bottom and also jigging them under a popping cork. Both ways have been very productive. We again found trout with Cliff on a day that provided cold water and a challenge to find a good bite. Capt Pat Wells was down this week and we found the trout to be feeding along with lots of jacks that all devoured the DOA shrimp. We even landed a fat 36" snook hanging around the docks down south of Fort Pierce. The action is picking up and we should have another good fishing week ahead.
Its a great time of year to work a top water lure in the early morning. Trout have been feeding on the many bait schools around the river and working a top water lure can get some explosive action. Harbor Branch has been our most productive area up to the north. Bear Point and the many docks to the south have also provided us with lots of action.
Drink plenty of liquids and use lots of sunscreen to make sure the end of your day is just as much fun as the beginning! Have some fun and get out fishing soon!
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 with DOA shrimp...