Crown Royal put on a fishing photo contest a couple months back and the winners won a full day fishing trip with Native Fly Charters, a new rod and reel combo, Crown Royal swag, and a tackle bag loaded with goodies inside. One of the winners was Tre from Stuart, FL. Tre was allowed to invite a guest with him and of course he wanted to share the great moment with his dad Russ. Also joining us was Crown Royals Pro Bass Angler Steve “Boogie” Brown. With 3 anglers plus myself, we took the 22ft Pathfinder and opted to fish the North Indian River. The water still remains high and dirty like it has been for the last month. Sightfishing has been tough for the most part so a lot of blind casting was done today. The Sea Trout bite still remains good around drop offs and grass flats in the 3-5ft depths. D.O.A shrimp under a popping cork seems to still work the best while the water is dirty. This method landed some nice Trout up to 26″! Some Tarpon were found in deep canals but did not want to play and a nice Redfish was put in the boat while flipping deep into the mangroves. It was great to see a father and son enjoying a day on the water with no worries…..just some good ol’ fishing!
-Capt. Willy Le