Lots of nice, dry weather this week with windy days most of the time. It's our fall season now and we can expect lots more of the same conditions. It was unexpected to see the recent cold fronts drop the temperatures into the 40's a few days. Water temps have dropped so it's time to slow down your retrieve. Give me the warm days anytime!
I was out this past week with Captain Adam White for a scouting trip around the river. It was a great day to be on the water and we enjoyed ourselves. Adam found a few redfish schools traveling around on the grass flats and we landed three reds. We saw plenty of trout, but it wasn't time to eat yet. The water was nice and clean on the grass flats, but cloudier as you got towards the main channel. Ron, Kip and Phil joined me on a beautiful morning and found plenty of fish to keep them busy. Even during a full moon, the fish were hungry. They enjoyed catching trout, sheepshead, snapper, jacks, grouper and even a nice black drum along with quite a few other species. Nice busy morning!
Look for a good trout bite in two to four feet of water on the grass flats as the sun warms things up. DOA shrimp, live bait and top water lures will all work on the trout. Redfish can be caught on the grass flats, under docks and along the mangroves. They have been getting lots of them around the inlet areas as well. DOA shrimp or live baits have been working well. Snook around the jetties and sea walls has been steady. Its a good month to enjoy the fishing activity on the Treasure Coast.
Mackerel, jacks and ladyfish have been heavy around the turning basin in Fort Pierce. Snapper, sheepshead and black drum are hanging around many of the docks and been nice size. Live or dead bait always works well for them. Have fun and get out fishing soon!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner