Treasure Coast Marina is a full service facility in Grant, Florida, at Marker #35 on the ICW and just 4.5 miles north of Sebastian Inlet. By car it is conveniently situated on US Hwy #1, twelve miles south of Melbourne, located between the two county boat ramps of South Brevard County.
It was another challenging week in the Grant area. The weather was rocky and you had to pick and choose your windows of opportunity. All of the rain has also messed with the salinity, which we check daily at our docks, and it has been unusually low.
The weather continues to plague us as windy conditions are making it very difficult to get out to fish. Random rain storms that are popping up as radar ghosts frustrate everyone and the water is abnormally high and dirty. Having said all that, the fishing has been good for those willing to brave the conditions.
This week has been strange to say the least! The water has been high and dirty, and the salinity around our docks has been off. However, the fishing has been great and there are schools of finger mullet everywhere, balling up and trying to get away from the big snook we can see chasing them!
Well, we’re trying to get a report in here between storms! In spite of the awful color of the lagoon, inshore action has been good throughout the Grant-Sebastian area with a surprising variety of species, including flounder!
Inshore, the trout are everywhere but mostly just legal. Not many monsters yet. They seem to be favoring the smaller shrimp on gold hooks, which is good because scrap season is on us and there are not a lot of hand picks right now.
Another hot week of humidity and sweat as we try our best to find some shady spot where the fish are hanging out! Lagoon fishing has been producing with an above average bite, surprisingly. Although, lots of the activity is coming from undersized fish, particularly the trout out there. You can catch all you want of them, but you can’t take them with you!
The weather continues to be the driving factor in fishing activity. Between the wicked hot temperatures even in early morning hours to the wicked nasty afternoon storms, there is a narrow window of opportunity to actually wet a line.
Well, it was kind of a slow and frustrating week! Inshore, it was so hot that it was uncomfortable just to be out there. Those willing were rewarded with some pompano near the inlet and a few trout and sheepshead along the lagoon’s docks. Everyone mourns the closing of snook season, and naturally, they started biting immediately upon closure!
We’re very busy at marina this week getting ready for our 20 year anniversary event on memorial day! I can’t believe we opened this place on Memorial Day weekend all the way back in 1999 — time flies! We’ve got a lot of fun planned, including free drawings for prizes, etc., so come by if you are in the area.