We have enjoyed nice weather this week, but it has been breezy most days. It still is very fishable around the Treasure Coast though. We skirted some thunderstorms on a few days, but overall the conditions have been nice for fishing. The mullet are flooding into the river and the fish are hungry to feed on them. It's a great time of year!
Michael and Brad found the trout bite had picked up nicely this week. All have been in or over the slot size this week. DOA shrimp Deadly, Combos or live baits can get you hooked up. Mike caught a 24" sea trout to top off their day. Adrian and Lionel were out to enjoy a day on the water this week. Adrian's first cast to a mullet school landed him a nice redfish on top water. Lionel landed a good size bluefish shortly after that. They later got into some nice sea trout, which all were slot size or larger. A fun week out there!
Trout have been in three to five feet of water and the bite has been on the moving tides. Our best bite has been just as the tides are turning lately. Most of the flats to the south of Fort Pierce have been productive this week. Redfish have been in one to three feet of water on the many of the flats. Get out early with some top water lures for some exciting action. There are lots of jacks patrollng the river and crushing the bait schools. Lots of fun on light tackle. Snook have been around bridges, docks and inlets. Try feather jigs, Terror Eyz, or live baits around these areas. You can still find lots of snapper around the river. We have been finding keeper snapper on the flats and there are plenty around the bridges, channel edges and docks of the river.
The surf should be alive with the mullet run and lots of different species chasing them for a meal. Look for snook, jacks, bluefish and tarpon to be feeding along many of the beaches of the Treasure Coast this month. You should also find whiting as well along the surf. Have a fun time and enjoy some great fishing soon.
Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Good Fishing and be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner www.fishtalescharter.com