Fishing Catfish Creek

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

It looks like fishing Catfish Creek will be on the agenda for the near future for bank fishermen in our area.

I tried to find out why Peacocks Pocket road is closed to vehicle traffic, but as of this date I never received a satisfactory explanation.

The Indian River around Parrish Park in Titusville, Fl. today was spattered with bank fishermen who were mostly after Redfish.

The North side of the road seemed to have the most fishermen but as I drove through the first drive, several guys were in the Catfish Creek area catching sea trout and reds.

This guy was fly fishing for "anything that bites" with a baitfish pattern.   When I asked him how he was doing, he said he caught several spotted sea trout in the 15" to 20" range.  I could see the wide tail of a nice sea trout on his stringer that looked like it was over the 24" slot, but I didn't belabor the point.

Some productive baitfish patterns I use listed from top to bottom are Kraimer's Tan, Nice Mullet, Kraimer's Gray/White, and Clouser's Olive White.

As I drove around the unimproved road, I noted that the water levels in the refuge were way up and that the culverts were open and flowing, undoubtedly due to the hurricane.

Several of the bank fishermen I talked to were catching sea trout, and one fellow had a slot redfish that he nailed on a cut bait.

Although I didn't bring along a rod or have time to fish, I might just get out tomorrow to wet a line.

Might even break out my fly rod again if the wind cooperates..

Till next time, Tight Lines.