We have enjoyed some fantastic weather and fishing this past week on the Treasure Coast. It's still windy most days, but the fishing has been improving steadily for us. Water temperatures have stayed in the low 70's most days and the fish are loving it. Baitfish are moving into the river now and the fish will be feeding heavily so get out and enjoy the action soon! We had a lot of exciting action this week.
The snook bite has improved this week and we have enjoyed catching a good number. We have had several slot size fish this past week. Drifting live bait around the deeper water has worked well for us. The jetties, bridges, inlet and sea walls have all been good for snook. Try a DOA Bait Buster or Terror Eyz around these areas as well. The trout bite has also been improving this week. The water temps are getting to their liking and they have been feeding on the baitfish that are filtering into the river. DOA CAL jerk baits are one of my favorites. Redfish have been hanging around mangroves and docks for us this week. We get broke off some around those areas but the fish are there! CAL shad tails or DOA shrimp are good choices around docks and mangroves. There are still some big mackerel in the inlet. We have had several in the five to six pound range. Bluefish are also cruising the same areas. Small shiny lures will help find these fish. The sheepshead and drum bite has been good around structure. This will slow down some by May.
I've had some new and returning customers this past week to enjoy the fishing in our area. Ron and Woody were out to find a variety of fish, including redfish and trout biting. Al and Ryan also found a nice mix of fish including a nice redfish. Vic had a good morning with a slot snook and 31" redfish to top off a day that turned windy on us. Bonnie and Brice also found a variety of fish on a very windy morning. The bite has been good for us. We have battled windy weather, but the rewards have been nice!
Expect the fishing to continue to improve in the area. Water temperatures are rising and the baitfish are moving into the river. Its a fun time of year to be on the water. Use plenty of sunscreen and drink lots of fluids now that things are warming up. Have fun and enjoy the great fishing action this month!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good fishing and be safe.
Captain Charlie Conner
Fishing this week with Captain Charlie