Thursday, April 26, 2012

South Indian River Fishing Report 4/24

April 24, 2012
Mother Nature threw another weather front at us this past week.  Lots of winds and some much needed rain blew into the area.  It kept us off the water a couple of days, but it was good to see the grass and plants smile for a change!  We have one more on the way bringing cooler weather to take April out with some gusto!
Redfish and trout were our main targets again this week.  There are some big trout on the flats and we found our share of them in two to four feet of water.  Our best bite has been south of Fort Pierce on the east shoreline.  Tim Freeman was back visiting the area and caught two 29" gator trout along with a lot of other fish.  Rick and Mickey found another gator on their day out.  We have been fishing the sand holes on the flats to find the trout.  CAL jerk baits, live bait and top water lures can all get you in on some of the action.
We have found some redfish on the same flats and along the mangroves.  CAL grub tails, gold spoons or live baits can help you find a slot redfish on the flats this time of year.  Allison hooked up on three reds, but only got one to the boat.  Fishing continues to improve on the flats.  It will be a fantastic summer out on the water!
Sheephead, black drum and some snapper can be found around structure and the bridges using live or dead shrimp.  Jacks, mackerel and bluefish have been hanging around the jetties and inlets.  Small shiny lures work well on those fish.  Mickey even caught a 26" gag grouper on the flats this week.  It's been fun out there in spite of the windy conditions.
Things will begin to calm down soon and we can enjoy the warm summer months on the flats.  This late season cold front should be our last one and we can have fun fishing the flats!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner

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