Eva and I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season this year and that 2013 is a great year for all! I had lots of old friends out on the water this past year and met lots of new friends, too. It was a fantastic year for fishing on the Treasure Coast. Looking ahead to fishing in 2013 with eager anticipation of lots of fun out on the Indian River!
This past week gave us a few different weather patterns to cope with, but most days were flat calm and warm. It was super to be on the water in such mild weather. We did have a short cold front move through the area, but it didn't stay long and the sun warmed things up quickly. It has been a nice week and we enjoyed the sunshine and fishing!
Martin was out with me on one of the few slow days on the river last week. He caught quite a few fish including sheephead, sea trout and the usual jacks and ladyfish. We did some practice on using DOA shrimp and CAL jerk baits around the river. Ron and Neil joined me the next day to find redfish and trout on the flats and docks. We found the sheepshead and black drum until the dolphin moved in and shut things down there. They hooked up on six nice redfish and boated three of them. Ron, Damian and Allie had a beautiful day to fish for reds and trout along with the usual mix of fish. They also hooked up on six reds and boated three. We all had a great time enjoying the water and the fish!
Trout have been hanging on the edges of the flats and sand bars in three to five feet of water. DOA shrimp is a great choice of lures for trout in winter. Our redfish have been hanging under the docks recently along the sheepshead and black drum. Ladyfish and jacks are everywhere and will keep the kids occupied and smiling. There has been a good sand perch bite around the bridges and the mouth of the inlet has been flooded with jacks, mackerel and bluefish this past week. Have fun and enjoy the fishing soon!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Good Fishing and Be Safe!
Captain Charlie Conner www.fishtalescharter.com