by Capt. Charlie Conner
It’s hard to believe that it’s already November. It was a hot summer, but things have been milder lately and it should provide us with some great fishing conditions this month. Water temperatures have slowly begun to drop as we transition into winter fishing. Look for some windy days this month. Enjoy November and get out fishing soon!
and we are seeing the return of the seagrass in lots of areas. DOA shrimp and CAL jerk baits have all been working good on the grass flats for trout. North of Fort Pierce has been some good trout fishing for us. The pompano are beginning to return to the river and will be a favorite target for anglers throughout the winter. When fishing the surf, use sand fleas or clams and the same in the river. Doc’s Goofy Jigs are great for using artificial lures for the pomps.
Snook fishing will be good around the usual haunts….docks, bridges and inlet fishing should produce some good snook action as the water cools off. Redfish can be found around docks and mangroves with DOA shrimp or live bait. I love fishing docks this time of year. You just never know what might be lurking under one. I fish my lures from up tide of the dock, so that it will stay under the dock. You only need to twitch it and can fish it much longer that way. It’s always a challenge in getting a fish out from under one, but the excitement is well worth it. There will still be some tarpon around the area. My favorite is the DOA Terror Eyz. Live or cut bait will work also.
The mackerel, bluefish and jacks will fill up the inlet this month. Most shiny lures will work on these predators. You can also find them hanging in the channels up around Harbor Branch. Docks and bridges will hold black drum, sheepshead and the sand perch should also show up this month. Live or dead shrimp always works best on these fish. You should still find some flounder around on the sand flats of the inlet and river. It might be breezy out there…..but the fish will be feeding!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner