April report Fort Pierce to Stuart
Capt. Ryan Floyd
April 3, 2014
Stuart - Saltwater Fishing Report
Well, April has started off way better than how March ended. Past few days have been perfect with light winds, sunny skies, and clean water. Looking at the weather report for the next week is 0% rain and sunny skies. You gotta love this time of year.
Plain and simple, Snook have been going off. Live bait and certain lures have worked equally well around most structure. We released well over 30 snook in just 2 days of fishing and lost plenty others. Incoming tide has been producing well for me especially when that clean water really starts pushing in. Finger mullet, pilchards, DOA shrimp, and DOA Airheads have all caught snook recently.
Trout fishing is steady north of Jensen Causeway especially up toward the power plant. We caught some pig trout up there using decent size mullet. There are tons of mullet around the power plant now and the trout are waiting just outside of them for an easy meal. I caught plenty of trout using DOA Cals in avocado red glitter and silver mullet colors. Also look for trout early in the morning along Indian River Drive using topwater plugs.
Mangroves have been holding most sought after species especially redfish. I have only been able to find them around tree lines recently and they have been eating DOA shrimp up. Something about the glow/copper crush color they just love so much. With this cleaner water recently, I am looking forward to do some sightfishing along Indian River Drive, Sailfish flats, and Fort Pierce flats.
Offshore the dolphin bite has been hot. I was able to get out on the flats boat at the end of March to do some trolling. We found action in 280ft. east of the loran tower. After our first dolphin, I kept working that area and that's where we got all our action. We boated 3 dolphin, lost 2 others, and lost a sailfish. Looking forward to getting on the beach to target tarpon and bottom fish on shallow reefs. Until next time….
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