September 19, 2011
It was another fun week out on the water. Wonderful weather and lots of exciting action for us. We should continue to have nice conditions for anglers to enjoy the fishing around the Treasure Coast this month. Have some fun soon and get out fishing!
Redfish continue to feed on the shallow flats. The fish we have caught have been in the upper slot range and some going up to 30" lately. DOA shrimp, live shrimp or cut baits have all been working at getting a nice sized fish to bite. Fish slowly and move quietly across the flats when looking for the reds. Capt. Joe Ward and myself got to enjoy a play day out on water and found a school of over a hundred redfish in front of us.
The trout bite has slowed somewhat this week. Most bites have come in four to six feet of water on DOA shrimp. Things should get back to normal quickly as the water quality improves. It has been murky water around the river and the trout don't usually like those conditions. Snook fishing continues to improve for night anglers and the daytime fishing is also getting better. My 3 year old grandson, Brody, caught his first snook this week while fishing with Grandma Eva, Aunt Vickie and his mom, Dena. He was so excited about his catch!
Jacks are all over the river, inlets and beaches and feeding heavily. A top water lure in the morning can get you in on the fun action with these fish. There have been a few reports of flounder around some of the sand flats and this should only get better as the month goes on. Snapper have been around bridges, docks and channel edges. Live or dead shrimp works great on them.
September has been a great fishing month already. As the mullet run continues on the Treasure Coast, get out along the beaches to enjoy the fishing along the surf. Snook, jacks and other predators are out there feeding as the bait schools work their way along the beach. It's a great month to fish!
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....