South Indian River Fishing Report 4/22
Summer is almost here already. Lots of sunny days and warm temperatures have awaited us this week on the Treasure Coast. The winds finally let up a bit on several days to even allow the offshore anglers to get out for dolphin, cobia and other species this past week. Nights have still been cooler, but it warms up quick when the sun rises. We have enjoyed a good mixed bag of fish to make for some fun, exciting adventures. Plan your fishing trip soon!
We have caught some nice trout lately. As the big trout arrive for the breeding season, you can find specimens up to the 30" range around the river. Todd and his family were back this year to have a challenge between the gals and guys. The girls found big jacks, bluefish, sheepshead and snapper to keep them busy. The guys finally outdid the gals this year. They landed three trout in the 28 - 29 inch range along with a variety of other fish to take the crown back until next year. Marty, Aiden, Bailey and Noah found the fish biting, but couldn't catch a lot of slot fish this year for dinner. Gus, Christopher and Mark found the same bite. Afternoons were a little slower this week, but the guys caught a lot of fish in spite of conditions. Mike and Mike caught a fat, slot snook to start their day with a variety of species to finish off the morning. It was another fun week on the water!
Harbor Branch, Queen's Cove and Middle Cove have been good for trout this week. Use the DOA Deadly Combo to locate trout. Try mangroves and docks for redfish and snook. DOA shrimp or top water lures at first light can help you hook up with a nice fish. Live bait will work also this time of year. Sheepshead and snapper will be along channel edges, docks and bridges. Jacks, ladyfish and mackerel have been around the inlets. It's a great time of year to enjoy 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