Wednesday, August 9, 2017

South Indian River Fishing Report 8/9

Inshore:

It has continued to be in the 90's around the Treasure Coast this week. We should start seeing some relief soon as fall approaches and things get milder for us. It certainly will be a welcome relief from this long hot summer! Be aware of afternoon storms that can dampen things for you. Enjoy the great fishing action!

Glass minnows have been filling the river and bringing lots of action for anglers. The turning basin has been active with mackerel, jacks, ladyfish and other hungry fish chasing them. Look for trout around the bait schools on the grass flats. Top water lures or DOA shrimp work well this time of year. The trout bite has picked up lately with the bait schools around. Redfish can be found around docks and mangroves this time of year. Snook season opens in September and you can be sure that anglers will be targeting them! Make sure you check your licenses and snook permit. Watch for the mullet run to begin soon and that will have the area in a feeding frenzy as they will the river. It's a great time of year to enjoy fishing our area.

Work top water lures early or late in the day and switch to shallow running baits, like CAL jerk baits or Mirrolure mirrodine, to get your action during the day. The grass flats are productive this time of year. When fishing around the inlet for mackerel and other species, use small shiny lures for your best results. Don't forget to take the kids and grandkids out for an adventure soon! The next Treasure Coast Caster tournament is coming up soon. If your kids love to fish, contact Cammie Ward for information on a fun and exciting time for the kids. Contact Cammie at 772-201-5773 for more information on how to get your kids or grandkids involved.

Remember, as always, fishing is not just another hobby……it's an ADVENTURE!

Good Fishing,
Captain Charlie Conner

www.fishtalescharter.com
captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com
772-284-3852


Monday, July 17, 2017

South Indian River Fishing Report 7/17

Inshore:

The rainy season has certainly been a wet one so far. Lots of rainy days have made it a challenge some days to dodge storms and enjoy the fishing! Watch the weather and plan carefully when you are outside. Storms can pop up quickly and keeping track of what's going on around you can keep you from a soggy experience. It's gonna be another hot summer!

The fishing has been decent most days for us. Snapper are plentiful and good sized for the river. We have been catching plenty of keepers up to 14" lately. Lots of lane and mangrove snapper along channel edges this time of year and we have been catching a good number of slot black drum as well. Shrimp is usually the best bait for a good snapper bite. Docks have held keeper mangroves and the occasional redfish. DOA shrimp is always the best choice when looking for redfish around docks and mangroves. Snook fishing around bridges and docks has been good on the high ends of the tides along with jacks attacking everything around. Watch the water temperatures. Out of the channel it has been in the high 80's. Look for water a few degrees cooler than the norm and there should be fish nearby.

I had Brad and Connor out with me this week. They caught and released a good variety of fish. Black drum, sheepshead, snapper and jacks were keeping the guys busy. Most were legal size and will be out there for another days fishing. Another fun time on the water! Watch the weather, keep hydrated and use plenty of sunscreen!

Remember, as always, fishing is not just another hobby……it’s an ADVENTURE!

Good Fishing,
Captain Charlie Conner

www.fishtalescharter.com
captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com
772-284-3852

Captain Charlie's Fishing Photos