Warm springlike weather continued to look down on the Treasure Coast for another week. It's been a little windy out there most days, but it is still very nice weather to get out fishing. The water temperatures warmed up to the high sixties and low seventies and the fish have been biting good most days. Look for similar weather in the near future with spring closing in on the area. Winds will be a part of the weather forecast each day this month. There are plenty of fishing spots to get out of the wind, so have fun and get out fishing!
Redfish warmed back up to the water temperatures and we found a good bite most days this week. Our best day was with Ron, Mike and Timberly, when they boated six redfish and lost a few others. All are coming from both docks and mangroves. DOA shrimp or live bait has helped find some nice slot fish. We continue to catch the juvenile snook while fishing the mangroves. It great to see them come back from the freeze a few years ago. Nighttime anglers are landing some slot snook around the bridges and jetties on live bait, feather jigs and TerrorEyz. Trout have been on the flats in two to five feet of water. Kim Ann celebrated her birthday by boating the largest trout so far in 2013 at 30". DOA CAL jerk baits and Deadly Combos are great this time of year for trout fishing.
Howard and Jim found a good variety of fish to keep them busy on their trip. John, Kim Ann and Kid also found a nice variety of fish. Jay and JD had a good day in spite of windy conditions to make it challenging for us. Around the docks, channel edges and bridges, you can find sheepshead, black drum and some snapper. Bluefish and mackerel have been around the jetties and turning basin in Fort Pierce. Small shiny lures work best for the toothy critters. You can find pompano scattered around the river now. Doc's Goofy Jigs and Capt Joe's jigs are popular by the pompano fishermen. It's been a fun week on the river!
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Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Thanks and Good Fishing!
Captain Charlie Conner