March 21, 2010
In spite of many windy days lately, we have had lots of success out on the Indian River. Most of our fishing has been restricted due to the conditions, but we have found lots of fish out there to keep the rods bending. It's been fun, but also a challenge to get to some of our fishing areas. It should be a great Spring....if winter ever eases out of the Treasure Coast!
Chris Elmore and his party joined us for a day of fishing docks for sheephead, jacks and lots of other species. Rani Christie and his son found lots of action on a windy day out there. Bob, Mark and Tony were back again this year to catch lots of fish around the river. Keith Mullins and sons, Frank & Turner, were back again to give the boys a day full of great fishing in spite of the winds howling. It has been a fun, but blustery week!
Fishing docks will give you lots of sheephead, jacks, bluefish and maybe even some redfish. With a strong westerly wind lately, it give you a great opportunity to get to some of the docks south of Fort Pierce and enjoy some great fishing. Everyone this week enjoyed what the docks around the river have to offer. Live shrimp is always a mainstay around docks, but DOA shrimp or TerrorEyz will also get you in on some of the action. The jetties and turning basin have been loaded with bluefish, jacks and mackerel. Shiny lures or live shrimp will keep you busy. The redfish are shallow on the flats and will eat one day and turn their noses up the next. Frank Mullins caught his redfish around the docks.
The surf has been yielding pompano, whiting, jacks and blues on shrimp and sand fleas. The bridges are still producing sand perch, black drum, sheephead and blues. Live or dead shrimp is the bait of choice there. The trout bite has picked up for those who could get to the grass flats. DOA Deadly Combos are always a number one choice for trout. One of these days the winds will slow down and we will have a fantastic spring to fish the river.
Tip of the Week:
Keep your rain gear handy on these windy days on the water. The water spray can get you soaked if you are not prepared for it. I keep extra ponchos to keep customers and equipment dry when you are up against the winds. Don't forget to keep those phones and cameras in dry storage when running. Saltwater and electronics just don't have a good relationship!
Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Good Fishing and Be Safe!
Captain Charlie Conner http://www.fishtalescharter.com
Brothers, Frank and Turner Mullins with a couple of their many fish caught on the Indian River this week.