It has been a busy week for us and seeing the regular clients and making some new friends has been a fun part of the year. It was a joy for me to see my old friends and make some new ones as well! Our catches have been many and varied lately. Redfish and trout have been our main targets most days. Turner Mullins topped off their day with a nice 29" spotted sea trout. Shirley and Lori boated one nice redfish and six snook. Everyone has caught their share of sheepshead, snapper, jacks, ladyfish and mackerel. It has been a good bite for us. Dennis and his family even caught a juvenile cobia in the river. We have had lots of fun, sun and smiles!
It's time to start using those top water lures in the mornings or late evenings. Now that the water temps have gotten back into the 70's, the fish will be more active and hungry. Switch to DOA shrimp or CAL jerk baits later in the mornings for more action on the grass flats. Sub-surface lures, like the Mirrodine will also work well for you. The big trout are on the flats and now is the time to seek out that trophy fish. Redfish have been biting all spring around the river. Look for them around docks, mangroves and grass flats. Snook have been biting around the inlet, docks and sea walls for many anglers. There are many other varieties of fish to be caught this time of year. April is a super time to enjoy the fishing on the Treasure Coast. Have fun and get out fishing soon!
The sun has been out and warming things up. Use plenty of sunscreen this time of year. There are lots of anglers getting sunburned this time of year and you don't want to be the next one. Drink plenty of fluids as well. Enjoy the sunshine and fishing!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner