Friday, December 18, 2015

From Capt. Charlie @ Fishing Center - Ft Pierce

It's hard to believe that this year is almost over. It went so fast, but gave us lots of memories. I saw lots of old friends and made many new ones this year. Here it is almost Christmas and it's still in the 80's! A very mild winter so far for the Treasure Coast. Hopefully, Mother Nature isn't saving it up to drop the cold bomb on us in January. It has been a windy and wet month so far, but still much nicer than cold weather. Water temperatures have remained in the lower to mid seventies and the fish like that. Fishing has been good around the area so far this winter. Enjoy the weather and get out fishing soon!

The mild winter has delayed some species from moving into the area in good numbers so far. Pompano are here, but not in great quantities yet. Black drum, bluefish and mackerel migrate to our area in winter and will be here soon as the water temps cool down a little more. Sheepshead have arrived already and that means plenty of action around bridges, channel edges and docks for anglers. The trout bite has been good both north and south of Fort Pierce on the grass flats. Top water lures are working very good along with DOA, & Monster 3X shrimp. Redfish continue to haunt the mangroves and docks around the river. The snook bite has been good around the jetties, when you can fish them. Don't forget that snook season is now closed, so it's catch and release. Jacks and ladyfish continue to feed just about everywhere this time of year.

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