It has been a very good week, both the weather and the fish have cooperated to give us some memorable fishing trips. Mild conditions have made it very comfortable out on the water. The temperatures are milder now and the winds have slowed somewhat along with the rain. Look for more fall weather patterns throughout October. The fall mullet run continues with lots of bait pods all over the Treasure Coast and lots of hungry predators out there feeding on them. October is an exciting month to fish along the Treasure Coast!
Clint Walker of the Fishing Center was out with me to do some scouting on the river. We found plenty of trout and snook on the flats. Clint topped off his day with a 33" beauty on a top water lure. Ron, Timberly and Mike was out for their October trip. They caught redfish, snook, trout and snapper on a fun filled morning. The trout were in the 18" - 20" range. DOA Deadly Combos worked very well for the Mike and Ron that morning. We had a four boat afternoon trip for a group and found trout, snook and snapper to be the catch of the day. I had Rick, Tim and Scott on my boat. They kept me laughing throughout the afternoon and had a great time fishing. Deadly Combos and live baits kept the rods bending for the group. Bowman, Alex and Christian joined me for a beautiful morning on the Indian River. The guys started off with top water and switched to Deadly Combos and live baits for an exciting adventure on the water. Bowman topped off his day with a 33" snook on a top water lure. Christian finished off a nice morning with a bonnet head shark that took him for a ride. It was a nice week to be fishing!
Our trout and snook have been in three to four feet of water on the grass flats. We have been targeting sand bars and drop offs lately. It's good to see so many juvenile snook on the flats. The trout bite has been good in the same areas using DOA Deadly Combos. Top water lures, including DOA Bait Busters have worked very well in the mornings and should work just as good for evening anglers. Look for good action around the jetties for a variety of fish feeding on the mullet schools. Lots of jacks, bluefish and ladyfish in the turning basin of Fort Pierce lately gives any fisherman some exciting action. Along the beaches has been good when you find the bait running close to the surf. You can find tarpon, snook, jacks and bluefish chasing bait. There are still lots of snapper in the river. We are catching lots of them on the grass flats. I love October fishing!
The mullet run will run through most of October and fishing around the bait will be rewarding for anglers. Use those top water lures in the mornings and you should get some good strikes on them this month. Fish moving water. The incoming tides have worked best for us this past week. Water moving over sand bars and drop offs have kept the fish hanging around those areas to feed and it's been exciting watching my clients fishing those areas. Lots of smiles this week!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner