Hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! Thanks to everyone for reading my reports each week and to all my customers this past year. 2013 was a super year for fishing on the Treasure Coast. Eva and I wish everyone a fantastic 2014!
Winds have prevailed the past several weeks around the area and this has made it challenging some days to fish. We get one or two days each week that allows us to get to some of my favorite spots and the rest of the time we are hiding from the winds. Fishing has been very good this past week when you can get to your spots. The sheepshead and drum are in the river and you can find them along channel edges, bridges and docks around the river. There are still lots of snapper to be caught in the same areas. Our redfish have been around docks and mangroves with a few nice slot fish caught this week. Try a DOA CAL paddle tail when fishing docks or mangroves.
Tom and Lou topped off the weeks catch with two nice upper slot reds hiding under a dock. They also caught numerous sheepshead in the process. Marty, Noah and Aden caught nine reds including one nice upper slot fish. Niles and John boated four reds and a host of other fish on their morning trip. Greg and Bob caught a variety of fish on their adventure. We spent some time in the turning basin of Fort Pierce with the jacks, runners and ladyfish to finish off the morning. Cheryl, Frank and Steven were out on the two windiest days of the week. We caught lots of fish, but had to hide from the worst of the weather. Frank finished off the trip with a nice Spanish mackerel. It was a fun time on the water this week in spite of the conditions.
The pompano are in the river now so you can expect to find some around the area. Several reports of pompano caught along the surf this week when the beach has been fishable. You can also find plenty of whiting there, too. Anglers have been catching some snook around the jetties this week. It's been tough with the weather. I've had a few reports of flounder on the south side of the jetties in Fort Pierce. The inlet has been full of mackerel, jacks, ladyfish and blue runners. The macks have been nice size for us. There is a variety of fish to be had depending on weather conditions.
Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Good Fishing and Be Safe!
Captain Charlie Conner