July 17, 2011
Well, after getting quite a bit of much needed rain to the Treasure Coast, I had to add mowing the grass to my weekly list of things to do! At least, it looks like Florida again around here instead of a desert. Mornings have been fantastic for fishing. Calm to light winds make it comfortable and fun to be on the water. Get out early and you can be off the water before the afternoon rains move into the area.
Trout fishing continues to be good on the river. Top water, Deadly Combos, DOA shrimp and live baits have all proven to work well on trout. I had Gus, Mark, Andrew and Christopher on the boat. Andrew out fished everyone and even caught a nice keeper mangrove snapper to top off the day. Grandpa Gus did catch the largest trout of the day. Six year old Christopher caught his fish early and decided he wanted to be my mate for the day and helped me out a lot! We had a fun day out there.
Try Queen's Cove, Harbor Branch and down around the power lines for trout action. Fish along the docks for a chance of a snook or redfish. Some big fish have been patrolling those areas. Top water early followed by DOA shrimp or CAL jerk bait can help find success. The recent super low tides have waned as the recent full moon pulled up the water levels for now. The water has warmed up nicely and the fish are hungry.
Lots of anglers have been gearing up for the coming lobster season and you can expect lots of boats on the water as the season approaches. Many boats have begun pre-diving areas in anticipation of that first day of the season. We had going to spend a couple days with my buddy and his family and go scalloping on the gulf coast. It's lots of fun if you have never done it. Have fun this week on the Treasure Coast!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner