Spring is in the air! It might still be on the windy side, but the warm weather is welcome for most anglers around the Treasure Coast. I finally got to pack away those long pants and shoes that my body just don't enjoy. March will continue to be on the windy side, but we have been able to find plenty of areas to enjoy the fishing and the fish are biting, too. Water temps are back in the mid 70's and life is wonderful on the water!
Doug and John were out with me on a nice morning in spite of the winds. The guys caught a variety of fish, including trout, sheepshead, croaker and snapper. Duncan was back down from VA for the winter and we found a nice morning to get on the water. The redfish and trout were cooperating for us as we landed four slot redfish to top off a beautiful morning. I had Bob, Mike and Craig back from last year along with another boat of the guys with Captain Adam White. The guys landed a good variety of species that included redfish, snook and trout. It was good to see the boys from PA again. Will and Jean were out with me on a gorgeous day that found trout, sheepshead, drum and snapper to keep them busy. Marshall, Kelly, Jeremy and Dwayne were down from Ohio and got a chance to get out fishing with me. After 16 different species, the guys had a fun day catching lots of fish. It has been a good week on the water.
Redfish have been hanging in the usual places around the river. Docks, grass flats and mangroves are all productive now. We have been using DOA CAL jerk baits on the grass flats for trout. Try the paddle tail around the mangroves for redfish. Top water lures are working in the early mornings now and you will get some nice action now that the water is back to the 70's again. Jacks, ladyfish, mackerel and a host of other fish are in the river and will give you lots of action. There are still nice drum and sheepshead around the docks and bridges. We are seeing some nice keeper snapper again. March is always a super month to enjoy the fishing on the Treasure Coast.
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner
Fishing with Capt. Charlie this week.