After lots of rainy days, the weather seems to have gotten back to normal fall patterns. Afternoon chances of a thunderstorm with mostly gorgeous mornings to enjoy the fishing. We have had some awesome sunrises this past week to start the day. The weather should begin to start cooling off as fall arrives on the Treasure Coast. Water temperatures have been in the low to mid 80's. Enjoy the nice weather and get out fishing soon!
Water levels have been much higher than normal. Mostly due to the full moon and lots of rain, it has been a challenge with all the fresh water in the river. The fish have to eat and we have had our share of fun on the river. The mullet run is still going off around the area. Find the bait schools and you should find feeding fish around them.
Look for trout on the grass flats around Harbor Branch, Queen's Cove and Bear Point. Redfish have also been on the grass flats feeding. Top water lures have worked great for redfish, snook and trout lately. Work the lures on the edges of the bait schools. Captain Adam White won Top Captain for the second straight year at the Michael Shield's Memorial Tournament out of River Palms last weekend. His team caught all their fish on artificial lures and many came from top water lures. Mike and 8 year old, Cameron, were out with me for the tournament. We caught snook and Cameron enjoyed the dock fishing so much that we spent most of the morning catching jacks and snapper. Get out early and get in on the fun!
Docks have been holding lots of snapper with some nice sheepshead in the mix. There have been a lot of snook hanging under many of the docks as well. Nick caught a nice bluefish under one dock on a top water lure on a morning that provided a mix of fish including snook. The inlet has been full of mackerel, jacks and ladyfish feeding on glass minnows. Bridges can produce snapper, snook and sheepshead. There is a good variety of fish to be caught and lots of ways to fish for them. October should continue to provide some super action for Treasure Coast anglers!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner