January has been kind to us so far this month. Last year the weather was horrible, but 2015 has been mild for the Treasure Coast. We have had some rainy days, but we have been able to fish despite of the rains. Look for some cold fronts moving through each week in January and adjust your fishing to the challenges. The water temperatures have been around 70 degrees lately and that will go up or down with the cold fronts. The fishing has been wonderful!
Redfish, black drum and sheepshead have been our best bites most days. DOA shrimp, CAL paddle tails and live bait can find you some exciting action this month around the area. Fishing docks, mangroves and structure around the river has rewarded my anglers with some nice fish for their efforts. Ron, Jessie and Jeremy topped off this weeks fishing by boating 10 slot size black drum and a redfish along with lots of other species. Larry and Charlie also had a great morning by catching black drum, redfish and sheepshead. Tom, Sherry, Andrew and Trevor had the same success on their morning adventure. Jeff, Ryan and Kyle had a rainy, windy day on the water, but caught some nice fish in spite of conditions. It was a fun week on the water!
Pompano have been moving around the river and will improve with cooler water. Mackerel will be coming into the inlets and provide both fun and food for anglers. Bluefish are in the inlets now as well. Water temperatures will fluctuate this month and you should keep an eye on it. Incoming tides will bring warmer water into the river and that can turn on the bite in areas. My magic number has always been 68 degrees. I fish deeper water as temperatures cool down and move onto the shallow water late in the mornings as the sun does its magic on temperatures. It's both fun and challenging this time of year!
Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Have a wonderful 2015!
Thanks and Good Fishing!
Captain Charlie Conner
Action this week with Captain Charlie