Treasure Coast Forecast, November 2021

11/05/2021 8:44 AM | Ron Presley (Administrator)

Winter Migration Begins
by Captain Charlie Conner

With the hot months of summer behind us, November brings milder weather to the Treasure Coast.  The dry season has arrived, so rain won’t be a huge factor now.  Water temperatures will begin cooling down as winter is fast approaching.  The winter migration of many fish will begin this month and bring exciting fishing action to anglers in the area.  Enjoy November and get out fishing soon!

Black drum are moving into the area in November. Brody shows a nice drum
he caught while fishing docks along Fort Pierce.

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.  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.  There will still be some tarpon around the area.  My favorite is the DOA Terror Eyz.  Live or cut bait will work also.

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 or Fish Bites are great artificial lures for the pomps. You should still find some flounder around on the sand flats of the inlet and river.  

Look for mackerel, bluefish and jacks to 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 as they begin to arrive this month.  Live or dead shrimp always works best on these fish.  It might be breezy out there…..but the fish will be feeding!

As always, remember, fishing is not just another's an ADVENTURE!!

Good Fishing and Be Safe,

Captain Charlie Conner

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