July 3, 2012

Fantastic weather has finally moved into the Treasure Coast and anglers are heading out to enjoy the water and fishing along the area. Once Debby moved off after dumping all that wind and rain on everyone, the skies cleared and the fishing has been great. It's time to head to your favorite fishing spot and have some fun.

We have enjoyed a variety of fish biting this week all around the flats of the Indian River. Captain Charlie Fornabio came down this week so we could have a little fun while scouting out the river. Redfish and trout have been our main target, but we managed a few snook, jacks and grouper in the mix lately. The trusty DOA shrimp has worked well this week, especially the 382 color. Top water is a favorite of most anglers this time of year and the action at first light has been good.

We have fished both north and south of Fort Pierce and had success in both directions. A lot of the trout have been in two to three feet of water in the mornings. Redfish are gathering and you should be able to find some nice schools soon. Most are mid-slot to upper slot fish now. DOA shrimp, gold spoons and top water are great ways to fish the shallow flats or sand bars.

There are still lots of sheephead around the river along with snapper. Most will be caught around channel edges, docks or bridges with live or dead shrimp. You can still find plenty of bluefish around, too. The jetties have had a good snook bite on the higher ends of the tides with live bait, Bait Busters or feather jigs. Surf anglers continue to catch plenty of whiting along the beaches. July should prove to be a very good month! Have fun out there.

As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!

Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner