Friday, November 30, 2018

From Capt. Charlie @Fishing Center-Fort Pierce

Nice weather continues along the Treasure Coast this week. Temperatures have become milder and the water temps are in the mid 70's this week. Winter fishing should prove to be an awesome bite this year. Some of the winter fish have already started to arrive to the area. It can be challenging with the weather, but productive if you use it to your advantage. Look for some windy days ahead and enjoy the fishing this winter!

The black drum have been coming in strong and bite has been good for us most days. Nolan had a good day with his dad and they landed 12 drum that were all in the slot size. We ended up with a few sheepshead, one nice triggerfish, a big mackerel and lots of snapper to finish off a good day on the water. All fish were released this week. We lost several good fish that broke us off or threw the hook. Most of our fish have come from channel edges and docks this week. Look for redfish around docks as well this time of year. Snook fishing has been good mostly at night. Pompano will be showing up soon and anglers will be happy about that. The mackerel have been coming in with the tides and been decent sized lately. You can find jacks and ladyfish in many places. There have been whiting in the surf this week. Perfect for the kids!

As winter sets in and we get the weekly cold fronts, make sure you are changing your fishing habits to fit the conditions. Water temperature will help show you where you might fish. A couple degrees in temperature can mean the difference having a successful day. Wintertime fishing is very good in our area, but you must watch the conditions and plan your fishing carefully.

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