Hot weather continues along the Treasure Coast this week. Getting out early will give you the best opportunities to enjoy the fishing before it gets too hot out on the water. We have enjoyed good success early this week in the first few hours of the mornings. Drink plenty of fluids and use lots of suntan lotion!
Trout and redfish has been our best bite again this week. We are still catching some big sea trout in the early hours on the flats with both live baits and artificials. Top water lures are fun and exciting! DOA shrimp can always get you some action on the flats. Our best success has been north of Fort Pierce on the grass flats in two to five feet of water. The bite slows down somewhat after the heat of the day sets in. Move to deeper water once it gets hot out there. Redfish have been in shallow water and most of our fish have been in one to three feet of water on the flats. We had some good catches on top water lures and the DOA Bait Buster shallow runner. Most of our reds have been upper slot to over the slot size lately. It's gonna be a good July and August for redfish on the river.
Snook fishing has been best in the deeper water around the jetties and bridges with live bait or jigs. Try some top water around those areas at first light. Snapper and sheephead around the docks and bridges this month can get you some good table fare. Whiting along the surf has been good most days. The glass minnows are showing up in numbers and the mackerel will be chewing on them around the inlet this month. July is always a good month to enjoy the fishing!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner