August 1, 2011
Hot afternoons and thunderstorms is the norm for August. You can bet it will be warm out there. Plan some early mornings to fish so you can be home before the heat of the day beats down on the Treasure Coast.
We had some fun trips out on the river this past week. Christina, Raphael and their seven year old twins, Javier and Daniel, were out for some fun on the river. The boys caught out fished mom and dad catching quite a few trout and other species. They are great boys who love to fish. John, Eric and Mary were out for a fun day. Mary caught her first redfish on the first cast of the day. They went on to catch quite a few trout. John caught the largest trout of the day and Mary ended up her day with a big bluefish. We had a great time on the Indian River.
Trout continues to be a good bite on the grass flats. DOA shrimp, Deadly Combos and live baits have all produced trout around the river. We have found several redfish schools up on the flats. You have to be wary this time of year and keep the noise down to be successful. DOA shrimp or CAL grub tails will work to get them in the mood on most days. The snook fishing has been a little slower in recent days. Most of the fish I have heard about have been coming from the spillways the past week. A root beer Terror Eyz will work great when fishing those areas.
Snook season opens September 1st....finally! Take some time this month to check your equipment for snook fishing. Better be ready rather than wonder why you lost a big fish when the season begins. Make sure to check your fishing license. Do you need to purchase a snook permit? It's much cheaper than facing a fine! Have a fun and safe month on the river.
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner