Winter conditions have been mild so far in December. We have had a few cold days, but overall it has been very good weather. We can expect our weekly cold fronts to move through and cool things down for a few days. Water temps have been in the mid seventies and that helps bring in the winter fish and plenty of action for anglers on the Treasure Coast. Enjoy the fishing this month!
I am seeing pompano, sheepshead and mackerel arriving every day. It's always good to see these fish coming into the river again.
Look for mackerel around the inlets and turning basin hitting small shiny lures. Drum and sheepshead have been plentiful around docks, bridges and channel edges. Snook have been around the inlet areas as well as bridges and docks. Redfish on the flats and mangroves can be found with DOA shrimp. The trout bite has been improving north of Fort Pierce on the grass flats towards Harbor Branch and Queen's Cove. DOA Deadly Combos are great tools to find the trout. Pompano have been scattered, but more are arriving every day. It should be a good pompano season this year. Jacks, ladyfish and blue runners have been thick in the channels and inlet areas. If your just want some rod bending action, especially for the kids, get out and enjoy the fishing this month!