July 4, 2011
As the rainy season settles in on the Treasure Coast, you can expect each day to provide an opportunity of rain and thunderstorms. Luckily, we managed to skirt all the weather this week to find some great fishing action along the Indian River. Morning will generally be calm and the weather systems will build in the early afternoons. Getting out early can give you lots of opportunities to get in some good fishing time.
I had the privilege to attend the DOA Outdoor Writers Event again this year. It was great to see old friends and make some new ones. I had Pete Barrett one day and John Irwin the next. We found the trout eager to bite on the DOA shrimp in various colors. The lighter colors worked best for us. Pete topped off his day with a nice tarpon on a DOA Terror Eyz. John and I landed four reds and numerous trout. We had lots of fun on the river!
The rest of the week also provided us with lots of trout action on the grass flats. Using a combination of DOA shrimp and live bait, we caught lots of trout this week. John and Paul landed some big trout on their day fishing the flats. The father and son teams of Brian & Clay, Mike & Shane and Wes & Chase all had fun on the trout flats. Clay, Shane and Chase all out fished their dads this week. We even found a few nice jacks to add to the fun on some days.
Most of the grass flats are holding good numbers of trout. We fished the majority of the week south of Fort Pierce to the power lines. The water that direction has remained remarkably clear with all the recent rains. Up to the north has been a little more on the murkier side, but we found trout biting as well. Get some fishing in 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...