Wednesday, May 1, 2019

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

                               photo courtesy of Tom Guerra                          

Good morning everyone! Fishing in the Indian River has been very good, with quite a few Redfish being caught, despite them being a bit spooky. Clearer water conditions have made them easier to find, but tougher to fool. Smaller artificials, such as the Storm Mangrove Minnow and flies such as sliders have proven effective, and best fished with lighter leaders. Snook have also been around, and have been a bit easier to get to eat, falling for the same soft plastics and flies. Seatrout are also being taken, and are often found around schools of Pilchards in 2 or 3 feet of water. Surf fishing has suffered from the increased East winds, roughing up the shore. Once things calm back down, look for Snook to continue to push out onto the beaches with these warmer temps. Snook fishing in the inlets has been very good, but with the clearer water it’s been far better with live bait, Croakers, Pinfish, and Pigfish. 

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