We have enjoyed some fantastic weather along the Treasure Coast this week. After dodging rain storms for last week, it was nice to see the sun shining bright across the water. Mild temperatures and light winds have made for some great fishing weather for anglers and the fish have cooperated for us this week. Looks like this will continue for a while, so it's time to enjoy some fun, sun and fishing!
Sea trout continue to be one of our best bites. We continue to find some big trout on the flats up to the 30" range. Top water, DOA shrimp or live bait can help you get hooked up on a big gator trout this month. Don was back out again this week trying to top his 30" trout from last week. He came close with a 28" gator and a few other in the 20" range. Try flats that are two to four feet in depth that have plenty of sand holes scattered around. We have released all our big trout this week. Our redfish bite picked up the first part of the week. John and Carl boated seven redfish up to 24" on their fishing adventure. All came from under the docks or mangroves this week. Our best bite has been on the outgoing tides lately.
The bluefish and jacks invaded the river in numbers this week. Francis and Brenda found lots of them on the flats and around the docks this week. It makes it hard to trout fish when these hungry fish are in the area. You can find jacks and bluefish from the inlets to just about anywhere on the river. There are lots of snapper around the river right now. Some of them have been nice sized fish. It's that time of year to enjoy the top water fishing. Try the new Airhead from DOA as a top water or slow sinking lure. Bridges and docks continue to hold some sheepshead and snapper. Look for whiting, bluefish and jacks in the surf. It has been tough on the beach lately, but things should calm down soon.
Take plenty of fluids with you this time of year. When the winds are light, it can get warm fast on the water. Use lots of sunscreen as well. Calmer water can really reflect that sun and give you a nasty burn if you aren't ready for it. May is one of my favorite months. Have fun on the water this month and enjoy the fishing!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner