Now that Tropical Storm Colin dumped more rain on the area, it continues to be a wet June for the Treasure Coast. Expect more afternoon rains this month and make sure you check the weather when you make your plans to get on the water. Rain is generally tolerable, but lightning isn't anything to take a chance with! Keep your eye on the sky when fishing.
Spillways will be active for snook anglers with all the rains lately. Remember that snook season is closed so handle them with care and carefully release them as well. Water temperatures will fluctuate with the sun and rain affecting it, but expect the water to be warm this time of year. Last year it was very productive fishing under docks and mangroves during the day, while fishing the flats at early light or late evenings. Use top water when the sun is low and switch to soft baits, like the DOA shrimp when the sun gets higher. Redfish especially like to stay in the shadows of the docks and mangroves during the heat of the day. Trout will be on the flats in early mornings or late evenings and move to the deeper edges of the flats as the sun rises. Look for Spanish mackerel, jacks and other fish to come in with the tides chasing glass minnow schools.
Don't forget to use plenty of sunscreen and drink lots of water when out there. Better to be safe! Have fun and enjoy the fishing in June!
As always, remember that fishing isn't just another hobby.....it's an ADVENTURE!
Good fishing and be safe,
Captain Charlie Conner