We have enjoyed some fantastic weather lately along the Treasure Coast. It is still warm outside and the afternoon rains continue, but the mornings just cannot be beat when it comes to fishing. I got to spend a week in the mountains of West Virginia, while visiting my family up there. It was a great time, but good to be back home with the exception of jury duty this week... The water in the Fort Pierce area has really cleaned up very nicely and the fishing has been good. We have had some good days out there on the water!
The fall mullet run is in full swing now and you can find a variety of species chasing them. Along the surf, look for tarpon, snook, jacks and bluefish to be hanging around the schools. Top water lures, DOA Big Fish lures or silver spoons work well along the beach. Around the inlet, you can find the same variety of fish there as well. On the flats, look for trout, redfish and snook while fishing the bait pods. Top water lures are excellent lures this time of year. Find one that resembles the mullet and work it around the edges of the schools. I like the 3 1/2" DOA Big Fish Lure or the CAL Airheads around the mullet. Fall is a fantastic time to enjoy the fishing along the Treasure Coast!
Most of the trout have come in two to six feet of water this week. DOA shrimp. CAL jerk baits, top water lures and live bait have accounted for most of the trout. Redfish can be found moving across many of the flats on the high end of the tides in one to three feet of water. There are schools of reds around the area this time of year, so keep your eyes open for them. DOA shrimp, CAL grub tails and live bait has worked well on hooking up with an upper slot redfish. We have found flounder on some of the sandy flats and you can still find plenty of snapper around the bridges, channel edges and docks of the river.
Snook fishing the bridges and jetties at night has been productive on the incoming tide. Feather jigs, Terror Eyz and live bait has been the best choices for anglers. The mullet run going off in the inlets and the bait is flooding into the river. The predators are moving in and the fishing will continue to get better as the fish will be feeding heavily the next few months. It's a great time of year to be fishing!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner