We have enjoyed some fantastic weather lately along the Treasure Coast. It is still warm outside and the afternoon rains continue, but the mornings just cannot be beat when it comes to fishing. We have had some good days out there on the water!
Jim and Andrea were out on a day that promised lots of rain, but we managed to get in just before the clouds burst for another afternoon of damp weather. They caught a variety of fish on the flats, including redfish and trout. Ron, Mike and Timberly had much nicer weather and boated a large variety of fish as well. They caught redfish, trout, flounder, snapper, sheephead among other species that inhabit our area. It was another fun day out there!
Sunday, I helped out with the first Teen Angler Tournament of this season. Maxwell Higgins and Michael Williams were my anglers for the morning. We fished a number of areas and ended up finding a large school of redfish. Each of the guys caught an upper slot fish for the tournament. Michael won first place in the middle school division and Maxwell won first place in the high school division along with the biggest fish award. Congratulations guys! It was the first time either of the boys had seen a school of redfish.
Most of the trout have come in four to six feet of water this week. DOA shrimp and live bait have accounted for our trout. Redfish can be found moving across many of the flats on the high end of the tides in one to three feet of water. DOA shrimp and live bait has worked well on hooking up with an upper slot redfish. We have found flounder on some of the sandy flats and you can still find plenty of snapper around the channel edges and docks of the river.
Snook fishing the bridges and jetties at night has been productive on the first part of the outgoing tide. Feather jigs, Terror Eyz and live bait has been the best choices for anglers. The mullet run going off in the inlets and the bait is flooding into the river. The predators are moving in and the fishing will continue to get better as the fish will be feeding heavily the next few months. It's a great time of year to be fishing!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner
Fishing action from this week on the Indian River....