August 15, 2011
Fantastic weather around the Treasure Coast this week has allowed for some great fishing action around the area for most anglers. We have been hitting the water at first light and getting off by noon, just before the afternoon rains begin to move into the area. It's been a great week out on the water!
Redfish have been on the flats in good numbers for us and we have had some exciting action out there. Brian and Brad had a good day fishing a school of redfish and caught a number of good reds. The brothers had a lot of fun with their $1 bet on who would catch the next fish! Jim and Debbie were out with me and we again found the redfish in the shallows on both days. Schools up to 100 fish have been out there and it is certainly exciting to see those upper slot fish swimming just in front of the boat. DOA shrimp or live bait can give you some exciting action if you happen on one of these schools of redfish!
Trout action has been good most days. Ron, Mike and Timberly had a good day of fishing for trout. We couldn't find any reds that day but did catch some nice sea trout. Brian and Brad also had a good day using DOA shrimp and CAL jerk baits on the trout. We have been fishing both north and south of Fort Pierce and having success in both directions. Find the bait on the grass flats and you should find some trout.
Snook season opens in a couple weeks and anglers are eagerly anticipating the chance at a slot fish on September 1st. Bridges, inlets and jetties will be good areas to target with DOA Terror Eyz, live baits and feather jigs. It's catch and release for now, but soon you might find that fish to put on the table. There is still a good snapper bite around the river. Docks, bridges and channel edges are the usual snapper haunts, but we have caught a number on the flats as well. Debbie boated the largest that was 14" this past week.
The surf continues to hold whiting and you should also find bluefish and jacks around the beaches this time of year. There has also been a lot of ladyfish for the young anglers to keep their rods bending. It's been a lot of fun this week!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner