South Indian River Fishing Report: July can be summed up in three letters….HOT. It has been warm lately on the Treasure Coast and we can expect more of the same in August. With temperatures reaching the 90’s on any given day, you must plan and prepare for each voyage on the water. Simple things like drinking lots of fluids and wearing a hat and sunglasses are important things to remember. Early mornings or late evenings will be the best times to enjoy the fishing and beat the worst of the heat. Stay safe and have fun out there!
We continue to have a good bite with a variety of fish on the river. Trout have been biting on the grass flats on DOA shrimp or live bait. Our redfish have come from under the mangroves or docks lately. You can find snapper all over the river with some nice size mangroves available around the docks and bridges on live or dead bait. Mackerel and jacks have been hanging in the turning basin of Fort Pierce feeding on the glass minnows. Snook fishing around the jetties has been good for night or early morning anglers. As more bait filters into the river, look for the bite to continue to improve.
I had Paul, Richard and Alyssa out with me recently. Everyone caught fish, but Alyssa had the best day catching trout, redfish, snapper and a host of other fish. Ron, Kip and Bella were out on a nice, but hot morning. With snapper biting like crazy, everyone had a fun day. Ron topped off the morning with a 24″ trout and nice permit for dinner. I helped out with the Treasure Coast Casters Tournament this month. I had Kane and Tyler Bostic on the boat. The boys fished hard all morning. After many fish, the boys landed three nice snapper each for the tournament. Tyler took first place and Kane won second place in the Middle School Division. Congratulations to Colton Hester who had biggest fish for the tournament.
Be careful out on the water in August. Plan for hot days and afternoon thunderstorms. Get out early mornings or late evenings. Have fun and enjoy the fishing on the Treasure Coast!
Remember, as always, fishing is not just another hobby……it’s an ADVENTURE!