Happy New Year!
December 19, 2011
As we near closing out 2011, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that 2012 is prosperous for you all. We have had a lot of fun this year out on the water. Made a lot of new friends and saw many of our old friends again. I look forward to lots more fun and action again in 2012!
We had a very nice week without as much wind and lots of sunshine to warm up the river. Water temps are in the mid to high 60's and the fish have been feeding. A variety of different species have been on the flats and shallow water fishing has been very productive for us. It's been fun!
Jim and Patty were out on a gorgeous day on the river and caught lots of fish to keep them busy. Fishing sand bars and the flats provided us with lots of nice sea trout along with the usual jacks and ladyfish. Jim even caught a big sheephead off the flats to start the morning. Patty ended up the day by catching three slot redfish to Jim's one slot red.
Trout season will open up on January 1st and the bite has been good. DOA shrimp, Terror Eyz and live bait have worked very good on the flats. Most of our fish have been in three to five feet of water. The redfish have been in shallow water. Fishing mangroves or pot holes on the flats can find a good redfish bite lately. The population continues to improve each year and you can find many more anglers seeking a battle with a redfish.
The inlet has held Spanish mackerel, bluefish and jacks that will hit shiny lures on the incoming tides. Bridges, docks and structure will be holding sheephead and black drum that can be caught on live or dead shrimp. I've heard of some flounder and pompano, but the bite should continue to improve as the water temps continue to fall. It's been an exciting week so plan on getting out soon!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner
Some recent catches out on the river....