June 18, 2009
Summertime has arrived here on the Treasure Coast, bringing warm weather and calm winds to the area. A fantastic time to fish! The bite has been improving each day this week. The best fishing has been just off the beach lately. Cobia, snook, permit and assorted other species have been cruising the beach feeding on the baitfish. It has been one of the best cobia runs in many years. Hope you had a chance to get out fishing!
Mike, his dad, Dick, and son, Grant, joined me earlier in the week. It was a slower day than most, but they did manage to catch some nice trout for dinner. As the week progressed, the fish became more active. Dave and Pam Clark were vacationing in the area and decided to head out for a day on the water. Pam finished her day with three nice redfish and a couple gag groupers. Dave caught a couple snook up to 27" and a fat 26" trout for a fun day on their vacation. We tried again on Thursday and caught an assortment of fish, including a nice flounder.
Trout are on the edges of the flats and feeding on the many bait schools. Look for schools of glass minnows and you should find the trout. Try a Deadly Combo for some trout action on the flats. We have found some nice snook also hanging around the flats. Redfish have been scattered in the shallow water, but willing to eat live bait or a DOA CAL jerk bait. Harbor Branch and Queen's Cove have been good trout areas. To the south, the west side of the river has been good for trout and redfish. Have some fun out there soon!
Tip of the Week:
The fourth of July is fast approaching the Treasure Coast. Now is the time to check over your equipment before you plan an outing on the water this holiday. Safety equipment isn't just a requirement, it's just good sense to be ready for any emergency that might happen on the water. Some things to check now, before the holiday is upon us. Life vests, flares, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, etc. Check the requirements for your boat and make sure everything is in good working order and currently in date. It only makes good sense to be prepared.....and you never know when there might be an emergency or you might be checked on the water. Have a safe and fun July 4th!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner www.fishtalescharter.com
Dave and Pam Clark enjoying their vacation on the Treasure Coast.