Lots of nice, dry weather this week with windy days most of the time. It's our fall season now and we can expect lots more of the same conditions. Look for cold fronts to begin filtering into the area now. Temperatures will be dipping into the sixties and sometimes fifties at night. Water temps have started to drop so it's time to slow down your retrieve. Give me the warm days anytime!
Fall means changing your tactics as the weather continues to cool down. Slowing down your approach to fishing gives lethargic fish a chance to make a decision on hitting your lures before it passes them. As Mark Nichols of DOA Lures always says....when you think you are fishing your lures slow enough...slow it down some more... He is right!
Look for trout in two to four feet of water on the grass flats as the sun warms things up. DOA shrimp, live bait and top water lures will all work on the trout. Redfish can be caught on the grass flats, under docks and along the mangroves. They have been getting lots of them around the inlet areas as well. DOA shrimp or live baits have been working well. Snook around the jetties and sea walls has been steady. Live bait, feather jigs and DOA Terror Eyz are good choices for snook. Its a good month to enjoy the fishing activity on the Treasure Coast.
Mackerel, jacks and ladyfish have been heavy around the turning basin in Fort Pierce. Snapper, sheepshead and black drum are hanging around many of the docks and been nice sized fish. Live or dead bait always works well for them. Have fun and get out fishing soon!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner