February 19, 2012
The mild days continue along the Treasure Coast this week. Winds have picked up now, but most days allow you to get out in the river. The ocean has been another story with one or two days a week that anglers can venture out. The water temperatures are still mild around the area and that means the fish are on the flats and feeding. We had some good days this week.
Bob and Chris were back out on a windy day, but managed trout, sheephead and the usual jacks and ladyfish to have a fun day out on the river. Kibby had the best day of the week. She landed two of three redfish that were all slot fish and a good number of nice size trout. Bill, Will and Blake found trout, jacks, ladyfish and a few snook. Blake had a nice redfish almost to the boat before it spit the hook on him. We had a lot of fun out on the river this past week!
Trout continue to feed in three to five feet of water. Most grass flats have been productive both north and south of Fort Pierce. DOA CAL jerk baits and shrimp along with live bait have all worked for us lately. We have found most of our redfish along the mangroves. CAL grub tails and live bait have worked well for us. Most of the snook fishing has been at night around the jetties and docks of the inlet.
Bluefish are scattered around the river and at the jetties. There are plenty of jacks and ladyfish to keep the young anglers busy. The surf has yielded whiting and pompano lately. Winter is just about over and we will soon transition into spring. Expect more windy days ahead, but mild temperatures should continue for us. Get out fishing soon!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner http://www.fishtalescharter.com
Kibby with one of her redfish for the day....