August 6, 2009
Mornings have been fabulous this week on the Indian River. Getting out early has lots of rewards! Cooler mornings, gorgeous sunrises, light winds and great fishing await anglers on the Treasure Coast. We have had some really good days of fishing this week and it should continue to be productive.
In spite of the recent full moon, the snapper and trout have been on a rampage feeding on the glass minnow schools. Top water lures have been getting a lot of attention at first light and then switching to DOA popping corks and live shrimp or DOA CAL jerk baits has given us our best action on the flats. Two to five feet of water has been good and watch for the bait schools. Fish the edges of the bait and you should find plenty of trout. Dennis Kokemos, cousin James and son, Perry, found trout and snapper action pretty hectic this week. Pete Krutski had some nice trout as well. Pat Wells and son, Dalton "Birthday Boy" kept busy with them on their outing. Tom Hull had his share of trout, too. Round Island, Queen's Cove and Harbor Branch have all been good this week.
Docks have held a variety of fish. Dennis, James and Perry got into some big jacks and had some line-stripping action. Mangrove snapper, black drum, croakers are some of the fish that we have caught lately around the docks. Dalton was hooked on his first big snook that wrapped around the dock pilings. After a good battle for a while, we inched up by the dock only to see a huge over slot snook sitting there next to the piling. Before we could try to get it out, it broke him off at the leader and scooted down the river. He had an exciting day of fishing for his birthday.
The inlet and jetties have held tarpon, snook and jacks. Bridges and channel edges have plenty of snapper action this week. It has been a fun and exciting week. Get out and back early before the afternoon storms get brewing. Have some fun soon!
Tip of the Week:
Something that I strongly believe in is taking kids fishing. They are the future anglers and what you teach them today will give them wonderful memories and good fishing habits. This week was very rewarding for me as my ol' friend, Pat Wells, came down with his son, Dalton. Dalton has had an awful summer vacation this year. Breaking his arm shortly after school let out, he had six miserable weeks in a cast. Shortly after that, he had appendicitis and emergency surgery while on a Boy Scout adventure and vacation with his family. With school about to begin again and his birthday this week, we took him out for an exciting day on the water and at least some good memories from this summer. It was some great memories for dad and myself as well!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner www.fishtalescharter.com
Dalton with a few of his catches on his birthday adventures.
Some more of this weeks action on the Indian River.