Thursday, May 16, 2013

From Capt. Charlie @ Fishing Center - Ft Pierce

Lots of sunshine around the Treasure Coast lately has made for some great fishing weather.  Afternoon showers will loom around the area each afternoon, but they move in and out quickly most days for us.  The water has cleared up from the recent rains and it makes for some exciting fishing action.  It's a wonderful time of year to enjoy the fishing!

                             photo courtesy of Brian Nelli / Pushin' Water Kayak Charters

Get out early to enjoy some great top water action.  Try the new DOA Airhead as a top water lure on the trout.  The big trout have been on the grass flats in two to four feet of water lately.  Nothing will get your blood pumping like watching a big trout crash a top water lure.  Move to three to five feet of water as the sun get higher for more trout action during the day.  We have had success both north and south of Fort Pierce.  Our redfish continue to come from under docks and mangroves.  Fish your lures slowly under these structures to get the most out of each cast.  Don was back out with me for one more fishing adventure this week.  He landed two slot redfish and a fat 26" trout to top off his day.  Francis and Brenda found trout, bluefish and jacks to keep their rods bending this week with me.

Snook fishing has been best around the jetties and bridges.  Fishing the high ends of the tides will give you the best chance at hooking up with a snook.  Snook season closes June 1, so you have a couple weeks left to get that slot fish.  Lots of snapper are still around the river if you are fishing structure or channel edges.  Bluefish, jacks and ladyfish are just about everywhere in the river.  Beaches will produce whiting, bluefish, jacks and snook if you are fishing around the bait schools.  I still see mackerel in the turning basin each time we are out there as well.  May is a great fishing month with so many choices and ways to enjoy the fishing around the area.  Have fun and do some fishing soon!

Memorial Day is almost here already.  

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