February 27, 2009
In spite of continuing windy conditions out on the water, the fishing has remained good around the Treasure Coast. With March looming ahead of us with its reputation for being another month of traditionally foul weather, anglers will be challenged for a while longer. Spring is fast approaching and the fishing will just get better!
Ed Whitman and his son, Chris, joined me this past week on what turned out to be a very windy day. We had fun around the inlet in spite of the weather and found some fish around some of the docks along the river. Sheephead and snapper was the catch of the day. I found some reds and trout on another day that ended up a little calmer around the area. It was a good week of fishing on those days that you could venture out on the water.
The best bite right now has been around the bridges and docks for sheephead, snapper and sand perch. Live or dead shrimp will find you the fish. The trout bite has been good this week in the deeper flats of three to five feet of water. Live shrimp on popping corks or a DOA TerrorEyz can get you some nice fish. You will also find plenty of bluefish cruising around the flats as well. Redfish and snook have been coming shallow on sunny days, but the water temperature needs to rise a little more for them to get hungry. Spanish Mackerel, bluefish and jacks have continued to keep anglers busy around the jetties. Anything shiny can get you some fast action. There are some flounder being taken on the back side of the jetties. Live shrimp is your best choice, but Doc's Goofy Jigs and DOA TerrorEyz can also find you some flatties.
Tip of the Week:
Don't forget the sun screen when heading out on the water this time of year. Not only can the sun get you good, but the wind can also add to the misery of a sun burn. Use plenty and often on these windy days to prevent unwanted and unexpected burns. It can make for a great day of fishing and not end up with a red face!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner
South Indian River Fishing Report 2/27
February 27, 2009