Wednesday, February 20, 2013

South Indian River Fishing Report 2/20


We just got over the last cold front and hopefully it will be the last one for us. Spring is arriving on the Treasure Coast and will bring warmer water that will get the fish in the mood to feed. Water temperatures dipped down into the low 60's, but have been warming up the past few days. Fishing has been good and we have enjoyed a nice variety of fish on each fishing adventure. It has been a busy week and we enjoyed some nice weather on most days.

Trout fishing has slowed somewhat with the cooler water temps, but they are warming back up and they should be biting in the next few days. We have had nice success using DOA CAL jerk baits in darker colors for the sea trout. Andy and Stephanie were out with son, Will, and you can bet that Will outfished everyone that day. He caught the most and biggest fish, a sea trout. Our redfish bite also slowed somewhat with the cold front. It will also pick up again in the next few days. Most of our fish have been under the mangroves and docks. Barbara, Rich and Dave teamed up for four nice reds. We continue to catch snook all over the river. Most are juveniles, but we did boat several 24" size lately. Don, Don and Bob caught redfish, snook and trout along with a variety of fish on their trip. As Spring settles in on the area, you can be sure that things will heat up around the Treasure Coast.

One thing that the cold front did provide us is the pompano arrived in numbers around the river. We have been finding most of them around sand bars using Doc's Goofy Jigs. Of course, you have to deal with multiple ladyfish, jacks and bluefish while fishing for them. Collin had a great day fishing with the guys, Tom and Robert. He caught a nice pompano among a good variety of fish to keep him busy. Sheepshead and black drum are still thick around the bridges and docks along the river. The surf has been holding whiting, bluefish and some pompano. Nighttime fishing for snook has been good around the jetties. You can find bluefish, mackerel and jacke on the incoming tides around the inlet. One nice thing about the Treasure Coast is no matter what the weather, you can always catch fish somewhere.

As Spring arrives, expect more windy days through March and April. Plan you trips to utilize the winds to your advantage as much as possible. February has been a productive month and I expect March to be even better for fishing around the area. Have some fun and get out fishing soon!

Remember, fishing is not just another's an ADVENTURE!

Thanks and Good Fishing!
Captain Charlie Conner

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Fishing this week with Capt. Charlie

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