South Indian River Fishing Report 5/25
Congratulations goes out to the 2016 Treasure Coast Caster Of The Year: Michael Rochedieu!
Beautiful spring weather along the Treasure Coast lately has anglers anxious to get out fishing and enjoying the water. Watch for afternoon showers this time of year and some windy days as summer weather patterns begin to work their way into our area. The rainy season is about to begin and that means watching for thunderstorms and being prepared. Sunscreen and hydration are essential this time of year.
It's that time of year to fish the bait schools. Pilchards, mullet and glass minnows are all showing up and the fish are hungry too get their fill of them. Lots of bait are around the area now and if you take the time to observe the activity, you can be rewarded for your efforts. Watch for bait schools, especially nervous bait, and fish the edges of the pods. Top water lures work great when the bait is getting hit by feeding fish. DOA CAL jerk baits or shad tails on a light jig head are awesome lures during the day when fished on the edges of the bait schools or around docks and mangroves. The big trout are here along with redfish and snook. Snook season will close the end of the month so there is still time to get that slot fish. Live bait also will work when free lining them in the same areas. May is a transition month and also a super month to enjoy the fishing.
Mackerel, jacks and ladyfish have been following the bait into the inlets on the incoming tides. There are still sheepshead and snapper on docks, channel edges and bridges. Beaches will hold whiting, jacks and bluefish. Bait along the surf can hold tarpon, snook and a host of other fish. Have fun and enjoy the fishing soon!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner