Warm, sunny weather has arrived around the Treasure Coast and it has been a welcome change! It has been wonderful to enjoy sunny Florida like we know it. It seems the fish have taken a liking to the conditions as well. No more talk about cool water and all that wintertime jargon. Spring is here and it's time to enjoy the exciting fishing action around the area!
It's been a busy week for us and the fish have cooperated for our anglers. Will and Jean were down visiting from New York for a few charters. They caught a good variety of fish including trout, sheepshead, drum and a host of others. We had a great time on the river. Steve was back out with me this year and found the same hungry fish waiting. Trout, drum, sheepshead and mackerel were on the catch list among other fish. Scott had a good time with some big jacks, snook and trout to keep his rod bent that morning. John and Theresa Gilson were out with me on another gorgeous morning. Theresa had the hot hand with a couple big jacks and four trout in the 19" to 24" range. Fred also found some nice fish including a slot redfish to top off the morning. We had lots of smiles and fish on the boat this week!
It's that time of year for the big sea trout on the grass flats. They are hungry and ready to eat. Try a DOA Bait Buster on the flats, your favorite top water lure or live bait. This it the time of year to find those thirty inch trout lurking on the flats. We have caught all our big trout in the middle of the day on the flats. The snook bite has been picking up for us as the water temperatures warmed up. Early morning can find them ready to feed. Live bait or the DOA Bait Buster are great choices this time of year. We are still getting redfish around the mangroves along with lots of small snapper and juvenile snook. You can find mackerel coming in with the tide and they have been nice sized ones lately. Snapper and sheepshead are still hanging on the docks and bridges. Big jacks are all over the river chasing bait schools. It's a wonderful time of year to enjoy the fishing!
It's easy to get sunburned this time of year so make sure you use plenty of sunscreen. Keep yourself hydrated while on the water and have a fantastic spring fishing season!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner