February has turned out to be a super month for mild weather and outstanding fishing action around the Treasure Coast. The cold fronts have become weaker as the month progresses and the sun has been shining most days for us on the water. As we continue to transition into spring conditions, expect the usual cool fronts each week and lots of sunshine ahead for anglers. The winds will continue, but we usually get one or two days each week that will be milder. Remember that you must fish your bait or lures very slowly. Water temperatures are cooler and the fish will be lethargic most of the time. Working your lures slower will give them more of an opportunity to take the bait. It's been a fantastic month so far!
We have had lots of action around the river lately. A good variety of species to keep anglers excited. Sheepshead and black drum have been a staple for us this month, but we have had very good success with the redfish bite. Bob and Betty were out with me and found plenty of sheepshead, black drum, snapper and a few redfish on their morning. John and Bob found a good trout bite on the grass flats along with some redfish and many other species. Gray celebrated his 12th birthday with his dad, Jeff. They teamed up for six redfish and a variety of other fish. Gray hooked a huge trout that got off just before getting it to the boat. Kevin and Bob had a super day boating 14 redfish to top off a great morning. Joe and Eve got into some nice size black drum around the docks on a morning that ended up with lots of action for them on the river. Charlie, Sue, Rena and Brent had a wonderful morning to enjoy catching a nice variety of fish. We had lots of action this week to go along with some very nice weather.
We continue to find redfish around the docks and mangroves of the river. DOA shrimp or live bait will help you find some nice action. Our trout bite improves each day as the sun warms up the water. CAL jerk baits have been working great on the grass flats. Round Island, Queen's Cove and Bear Point have all been productive on the trout. Sheepshead and black drum are plentiful around the docks, channel edges and bridges of the river. They provide plenty of action and are quite tasty for the table as well. Whiting and croakers are the main catch on the beaches. They are finding some pompano and bluefish in the surf, too. It's been a busy week and anglers have enjoyed some great fishing action. Have fun out there...Spring is just around the corner!
Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Thanks and Good Fishing!
Captain Charlie Conner
Action this week on the river!