Fishing Report Provided by Fish Tales Charters - Charlie Conner
Average: 3(1 vote)
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Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
October 24, 2014
Fishing continued to be productive again this week. Lots of action for anglers on the Treasure Coast. The weather has been pretty nice lately as we transition into the dry season. Less rain in the forecast and milder temperatures ahead. Expect much the same for the near future and have some fun out fishing soon!
I had the pleasure to volunteer for the Treasure Coast Casters October Tournament recently. I had Dylora Kohler on the boat this tournament. She had a super day fishing in pretty challenging conditions. She landed checked in with a redfish, trout and two mangrove snapper to take top honors in the High School division and biggest fish for the tournament. Michael and Gail were out with me on a beautiful morning to fish. They caught a variety of fish including six snook and lots of mangrove snapper. Ron was down to visit this week and went out to enjoy a morning of fishing. He caught redfish, snook and trout to start off the morning and ended up among a river full of feeding mackerel, ladyfish and jacks that we couldn't resist enjoying!
DOA shrimp continues to be our best artificial lure. The trout and snook have loved them. The 382 Holographic Glitter has been a super color on the flats this week. The trout have been on the grass flats in two to four feet of water along with lots of juvenile snook. Our redfish have been on the same flats and under the mangroves. Ladyfish and jacks are everywhere and willing to bend a rod if you enjoy them. Kids love it!
Fall is always a great time to enjoy the fishing along the Treasure Coast. Exciting action can be found on any given day on the water. The fish are feeding in preparation for winter. Top water lures are an exciting way to begin a morning and provide some exploding action. Winter will be here soon and that means cooler temperatures and windy days ahead. It's all fun though!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Fishing Report Provided by Capt Joe Ward's River Charters - Cammie Ward
Average: 3(1 vote)
| Water Temp:71-80 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
October 23, 2014
INSHORE - The inshore fishing remains steady for most anglers who are fishing just before first light for trout and again right before dusk. The trout have moved out just a little to the deeper cuts. Before daylight try a top water bait and after about 8am switch to a live shrimp fished under a popping cork. The best places have been at Bear Point to the south and up around Harbor Branch to the north. The snook bite continues to be good for the anglers fishing the last hour of the out going tide and the first hour of the in coming tide. The snook have been around both the bridges and in the Ft. Pierce Inlet. A live bait like a pinfish, pigfish or a finger mullet have been hard to beat. With the water temps dropping a little it should not be long before you will want to start using a Flair Hawk and bounce it off the bottom. The redfish have been in the Ft. Pierce Inlet for the last few days and most of the fish have been in the slot. A live shrimp has been the best bet. The snapper bite is still strong along the channel edges for mangroves and in the Ft. Pierce Inlet for muttons. Both have been taking a small live shrimp. A few flounder have been coming from the South Jetty and there has been plenty of Spanish and jacks in the surf.
OFFSHORE - The offshore bite has been pretty good for anglers fishing in the 50 to 80 foot mark. A lot of nice dolphin have been caught in 70 to 80 foot and a live bait has been the way to go. Most of the dolphin have been between 10 & 25 pounds. There has also been cobia and kings in that same area and they have been taking live baits too. There have been quite a few sailfish releases in 110 feet of water to the south of the Ft. Pierce Inlet. They have been taking a ballyhoo. I did get 1 report of a wahoo in 100 feet of water and it weighed 22 pounds and was caught on a purple and black skirted ballyhoo. The snapper bite has been red hot in 50 to 60 feet of water. Both live and cut baits have been working well. There have been snapper to 10 pounds being caught. There has been the usual mix of triggerfish, AJ's, big jacks and sharks to keep you busy. Along the beaches there has been tarpon rolling up on the bait schools, Spanish and a few bluefish, and tons of jacks. They will take anything shinny.
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