Another week passes with lots of wind and rain to challenge anglers along the Treasure Coast. We were able to get out most days and enjoy the fishing, while dodging rain clouds. It has been a mild winter so far and water temperatures have remained in the low seventies most of the time. It has been hard to find clean water with the weather conditions making the water dirty. High tides have provided the best water clarity for us. Expect similar forecasts for the rest of 2015.
Snook season closed on December 15th, so it will be catch and release now. We have found a variety of fish to keep anglers busy around the river. Sheepshead and black drum are the familiar winter species to target for us around mangroves, docks and bridges. There are some nice sized fish moving in now and they are high on the list of great table fare for many people. Pompano have been moving into our area and will be found along beaches and around the river depending of water conditions. Redfish will be hanging under docks and along the mangroves this time of year. As soon as the water clears up, you can expect Spanish mackerel to move in with the tides. Jacks and ladyfish are everywhere as usual this time of year. It's an awesome time of year to enjoy the fishing in spite of what mother nature sends our way.
Matt was out with me recently and topped off his day with a couple slot redfish along with a host of other species. Bruce and Lynne had a good day with Lynne catching a nice black drum to end the morning. Paul was out with Faye and Paul to enjoy a good variety of fish to catch in spite of another windy day. Charlie, Art and Randy enjoyed a similar afternoon with trout in the mix. The rains moved in on us that afternoon to shorten a fun adventure for all the guys.
Hard to believe this year is almost over. Enjoy the rest of 2015 and all the great fishing that the Treasure Coast has to offer!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner