Monday, May 16, 2011

from Capt. Charlie-Fishing Center, Ft. Pierce

The trout action has picked up and the fish have been mostly right in the slot or over slot this week.  DOA shrimp, live shrimp and CAL jerk baits continue to produce some good trout on the grass flats.  We have fished mostly north of Fort Pierce lately and had good success up that direction.  Most trout have been taken in two to five feet of water in a number of usual trout haunts on the river.  Harbor Branch, Queen's Cove and Round Island have all been kind to us on the trout bite.

Redfish have been steadily holding in the shallow flats and we have encountered several nice schools around the river.  DOA shrimp, CAL paddle tails and live baits will all work to get you hooked up on a slot redfish.  It was enjoyable to watch Gwen, who is a young 85 years old, battle a 7 pound redfish on light tackle.  We have had some good fun this week.  There are also lots of bluefish still around the river.  We encountered some on our adventures again this week.

Snook fishing is improving around the Fort Pierce area.  Nighttime anglers have found a bite around the jetties and the docks around the river have also held snook.  Bait Busters, TerrorEyz and live bait have all worked on catch and release snook.  The bite will continue to improve as summer sets in on the area.  It's a great time of year to be fishing!

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