Winter dropped some cold weather on us this past week. I knew when I got in the truck and it said 34 degrees and there was ice on the windshield....it was cold! Aside from cool nights, the weather couldn't be more spectacular lately. Calm winds and the days warming up has made it worthwhile to deal with the coolness of the mornings. It has been a fun week again for us!
Don, Art and Sherman were back up to fish this month. They caught one short red to start off the day and added a good number of sheepshead to round out the morning. Bob and 7 year old, Alex, were out on another beautiful day in spite of a cold start. Alex caught lots of fish including sheepshead, snapper, grouper and jacks. Bob and I enjoyed seeing him smile all morning. Lynn, Ed and Rudy were out to celebrate Ed's birthday and they weren't disappointed. Together they caught lots of sheepshead and snapper plus six nice trout and two very nice pompano. We started out very cold, but things warmed up quickly. Richard and Ed found a good number of snapper, sheepshead and jacks to keep them busy. They added a couple nice pompano to top off the morning. It was nice to see the calm weather help us to have a great time this week!
Our trout has been in deeper cuts and channels this week. The pompano have been in the same areas. For artificial lures try a DOA shad tail on a 1/4 oz jig head. Fish them slowly along the bottom in the deeper cuts of the river. Snook season is open now and most of the action has been around the bridges and inlet. The incoming tides have been the most productive. Our redfish continue to come around the docks with live shrimp or a DOA shrimp. The mackerel have begun to show up around the inlets this week. It's a great time of year to get out fishing!
Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Thanks and Good Fishing!
Captain Charlie Conner
Alex with some of his catch on a cool day fishing with dad, Bob!