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.
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.
Dolphin are starting to appear east of Sebastian Inlet and it looks like they are the front runners for migration! The weeds are broken up out there and constantly having to clear clumps of weeds off baits is tedious, but the results are definitely worth it! We saw several good dolphin catches this week, such as the fish caught by Dale Risker, pictured above.
We’ve seen a good run up to the coming week in spite of that extremely bright full moon. The fish have been feeding all night, leaving them sleepy in the morning, but if you wait until the afternoon, the bite has been good from about 3-4pm on. Windy and stormy weather last week made it difficult for the bait boats to get out so it has been challenging to provide live baits at the shop.