We have enjoyed some fantastic weather lately along the Treasure Coast. There are still those afternoon thunderstorms, but the mornings have been picture worthy with the sunrises. Temperatures have begun to mellow out a little as the fall transition continues. The fall mullet run is full blown with bait schools all over the area. It's a great time of year to enjoy the fishing!
This past weekend was Grandpa's day! I had the grandkids, Chloe and Brody, along with dad, Rick, out for a fishing adventure. The kids wanted to catch something for dinner and they succeeded with a nice mess of snapper and a big sheepshead. They caught lots of fish that morning! My wife, Eva, joined me on Tuesday for a little scouting trip for the coming weekend. She landed two nice redfish. One for dinner and one oversize to release. It was another fun week on the water.
The trout bite has been up around Harbor Branch lately. Watch for bait schools being crashed and fish the edges. Live shrimp on popping corks or DOA shrimp have worked best for us. Early mornings, try a top water lure on the grass flats. Our redfish have been on the flats and under the mangroves. Eva caught her first one when we found a school of reds on the flats and the second was hanging under the mangroves. Snook fishing has been best at night around the inlets, bridges and sea walls. Docks have been holding some nice size snapper and sheepshead.
Don't forget sunscreen and drink lots of water. You don't know how important sunscreen is until you get older and it catches up with you!
As always, remember that fishing isn't just another hobby.....it's an ADVENTURE!
Good fishing and be safe,
Captain Charlie Conner