Monday, April 16, 2012

South Indian River Fishing Report 4/16

April 16, 2012


Another blustery week along the Treasure Coast had anglers searching for ways to get out fishing and not get blown away! We found a number of areas to fish this week to get out of the worst of the winds. It's been a challenge, but we have caught fish each day out there.

Dustin and Tanner were down visiting their cousins, Ricky and Dena. I got Rick, Dustin, Tanner and Chloe out for a short trip to fish. They caught jacks, trout and one nice big pompano. Walt and Holt were also out for a windy excursion and Holt caught some nice sea trout to show grandpa how to fish. Eric and family enjoyed a fun day out on the river with a variety of fish. Gary found a couple nice redfish on a very windy day. Joe and Scott caught redfish, snook and trout around the mangroves. Darrell and family had fun with the sea trout and a variety of species. Jim and Carol caught some big trout and a nice redfish on their windy adventure

There is a slimy seaweed to the south of Fort Pierce that makes it almost impossible to fish some areas. We get this every year about this time and it can really mess your day up. Bear Point has been one of the worst areas on the outgoing tides. As the tide rises, it will push it away so that you can fish that area for a while at high tide. There is some of this to the north of Fort Pierce, but not nearly as bad though. We have been fishing up north all week.

Trout are on the flats, it's just a challenge on many of the usual flats for now. The trout we have caught are nice sized ones. CAL jerk baits, DOA shrimp and live baits have found us some nice trout most days. We are still getting some redfish around the mangroves on CAL grubs and live bait. Most of the snook have been caught around the inlet, bridges and jetties on live bait or feather jigs. Sheephead are still hanging around most structure along with some black drum. The beaches have been unfishable most days, but you can find whiting, bluefish and possibly some pompano when you can get out there. The jetties have held bluefish, jacks and mackerel on most days.

We still have a few weeks to deal with the windy days so plan your trips around the conditions to have the most fun and the best opportunity to catch some fish.

As always, remember, fishing is not just another's an ADVENTURE!!

Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner

A few photos from this week on the water....

Captain Charlie's Fishing Photos