May 28, 2009
Aside from the usual rainy weather we have had lately, the mornings have provided some great fishing opportunities for anglers throughout the Treasure Coast. As the close of snook season fast approaches, you can find lots of fishermen out trying for that last chance at a slot snook. It has been a fantastic week for fishing around the area.
The redfish bite picked up this week with some nice sized fish being taken on the flats. Mike Lasorik and his dad joined me again this year and enjoyed a day catching four redfish up to 28 1/2 inches along with some trout and jacks around the river. Wayne Foisy was out with me also this week and caught his first redfish that also measured 28 1/2 inches. Live bait or DOA TerrorEyz have worked well on redfish. We also boated snook, jacks and a nice flounder that also were fooled by the reliable TerrorEyz. Bob Bergen phoned me just after he had lost one of the biggest reds that he has seen on the flats here. It's been a good week!
The snook bite has been fantastic around the spillways. They have been crowded with anglers and lots of oversize fish are being caught. DOA TerrorEyz and live bait are very popular right now. Snook season closes May 31st, so time is running short for catching a keeper fish. Trout are still being caught around the flats. Harbor Branch, Round Island and the Power Plant have been good areas to target. DOA Deadly Combos continue to put trout in the boat.
Lots of dolphin are still being taken anywhere from 150' out. Many big fish are being reported by almost anyone out trolling ballyhoo. May has turned out to give us some fantastic fishing adventures and it should only get better as the weather cooperates. Have some fun and get out fishing!
Tip of the Week:
The water has remained quite clean on the flats, even with all the rain. Clear water provides fish with much better vision and they can become skittish in these conditions. Keeping things quiet can increase your chances on the flats. Fish in shallow water are already nervous about being there and they run for deeper water at the first sign of anything out of the norm. Keep the noise down and you can improve your catches on the flats.
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner www.fishtalescharter.com
Wayne Foisy with his first redfish - 28.5 inches and having some fun on the river.
Mike Lasorik with his 28.5 inch redfish and dad with a jack.