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May 10, 2006

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I'm seeing RED......nope...not angry, mad or in a bad mood....just seeing RED.....FISH that is. It has been such great weather this past week. Mild winds, warm temperatures and great fishing conditions out on the Treasure Coast. The water is looking clean and clearing up very nicely. And the fishing has been just as good this week. Hope you were out there!


Vincent (left) and Tyler Serio with their redfish in the Teen Angler Championship Tournament...

Redfish continues to be our first choice on the flats. We ran up on some nice schools over the weekend and things are looking like summer will continue to produce good catches of them. Vincent Serio caught a nice 26" redfish on Sunday in the Teen Anglers Championship Tournament. We doubled up of a school we happened upon that day. Jerk baits, MirrOlures and top water lures have worked best for us this week.


A nice 25" redfish for dinner....

Snook fishing continues to produce well. We have caught snook up to 24" on the flats. I had a chance to fish the St Lucie River this past week and caught snook up to 30" on soft baits along the mangroves. Top water, soft baits and MirrOlures will help you snag a linesider out there. I fished mostly north of Fort Pierce on the flats, but you can find them anywhere lurking around for an easy meal.


A 26" snook caught and released along the Treasure Coast mangroves....

Trout fishing picked up this week. We caught fish up to 24" on the flats. Again, top water, jerk baits and MirrOlures have produced well this week. Anywhere from one to five feet of water can get you a seatrout. Work you baits slowly to get them in the mood for a snack.

I had the opportunity to fish with a friend, Capt. Joe Ward, this week on the flats. We had a great time and also caught snook, trout and redfish to top off the day. Reds up to 25" were hitting in shallow water north of the bridges. We had a wonderful day to play on the Treasure Coast waters.


Enjoy watching ospreys while fishing the Indian River....

Flounder have been biting around the bridges, mangroves and inlet. Live shrimp is the best bait. Sheephead, drum and snapper continue to hit around the catwalks. Tarpon are definitely in the St Lucie River now. They are hungry and chasing bait all over the river. Check around Little Mud and the power plant for some tarpon now.

It was a fun week on the water. I love this time of year and it looks like summer will be a great season out there also.

Tip of the Week:
Always plan ahead for each trip out on the Treasure Coast. I tie on new leader and decide which lures or baits I will be using first that day. I like to have everything ready before I hook up the boat so all you have to do is grab that rod and make the first cast out on the flats. A little planning and preparation can make that first light a winner! Fishing is at it's best at first light in spring so prepare the night before and make it a memorable adventure!

As always, have a safe weekend and remember, fishing is not just another hobby.....it's an ADVENTURE!

Good fishing and be safe,
Captain Charlie Conner

www.fishtalescharter.com

email me at: [email protected]

call me at: 772-284-3852
 
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