by Capt. Charlie Conner
It has been a strange year so far and most of us are wondering how this COVID-19 will affect us in May. I hope everyone has fared will so far and hope the coming months sees things get settled down.
I like to target redfish in May. Some good choices for lures will be gold spoons and the DOA 2 ¾” shrimp. Redfish will be active on the grass flats, mangroves and docks around the river.
Snook fishing will be good this month with night or early morning the best times to fish. The season will close May 31st. Inlets, bridges, seawalls and docks are all great places to target snook.
Look for trout to hit top water lures at first light. As the sun rises move to deeper water in the two to four-foot range I have had great success with CAL jerk baits and Deadly Combos this year in place of live shrimp. Look for clean water and good grass to have your best results.
Fish bridges and docks for sheepshead, snapper and drum. Jacks and ladyfish will be just about everywhere creating havoc all over the river. Beaches will produce whiting with catches of Spanish mackerel and bluefish along with some pompano. Tarpon will begin their trek into the river. May is a great month to fish the Treasure Coast!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner