Tuesday, January 22, 2019

South Indian River Fishing Report 1/22

It has been awesome weather so far in January! Days can be windy and cool, but overall it has been beautiful on the water. Water temps are in the mid 60's lately and that usually means deeper water for better results. As the day warms up, you can fish shallower water when the fish move up onto the grass flats. Expect those weekly cold fronts to move through the Treasure Coast and keep the water cooler this month. Winter is a short time for us and spring will be here soon.

The Treasure Coast Casters had their monthly tournament and the kids all had a great time. You can go to their Facebook page for the results of the tournament. If you have kids or grandkids in school who love to fish....check out the Treasure Coast Casters! The kids have a wonderful time and learn boating and fishing and have a good chance at winning some super prizes and trophies. You can call Cammie Ward at 772-201-5773. I had Nick and Bruce this month. The boys caught lots of fish, but they were all too small the check in. Lots of black drum and snapper along with a nice trigger fish and red grouper to add to the catch. Everyone had a fun day!

Look for trout to be on the grass flats as the water warms up in three to five feet of water. Our redfish have been hanging under docks along with drum, sheepshead and snapper. Channel edges and bridges have been good for snapper, sheepshead and drum. Mackerel, jacks and ladyfish have been coming in with the tides. Offshore has been good for sailfish when you can get out. Bottom fishing has also been good when the seas allow. It's winter....so you have to work with the weather for best results!

Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!

Good fishing!
Captain Charlie Conner

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


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

South Indian River Fishing Report 1/15

January has been much kinder to us this year. Last year, it was rough weather the first half of the month and a challenge to get out. Milder temperatures have been nice to enjoy and the fishing has been very good so far. Expect similar conditions for a while with weekly cold fronts to cool things down a little. You should look for lots of windy days this time of year and plan your outdoor adventures with that in mind. Water temperatures are still mild for the season. Enjoy the rest of the month and get out fishing!

We have enjoyed a good variety of fish so far. Black drum, redfish and sheepshead around the docks have been good to us. Dave and Cheryl were visiting the area and had a fantastic morning fishing the docks. Dave landed three redfish and they teamed up for several nice drum and sheepshead before heading out to the channel edges to play with snapper, ladyfish and jacks for a while. Dave missed several good snook bites as well for a action filled morning on the water.


Spanish mackerel have been coming in with the tides along with bluefish, jacks and ladyfish. Small shiny lures work best for all of these fish. Docks, channel edges and bridges are loaded with sheepshead, drum and snapper this time of year. Winter fishing is always fun and exciting! Pompano have been in the deeper cuts on the flats and in the channels as well. Doc's Goofy Jigs work great on finding pompano. They have also been in the surf along with lots of whiting. Look north around Harbor Branch to find trout on the grass flats and try a DOA Deadly Combo when looking for the trout bite. Plan on getting out fishing soon!

Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!

Good fishing!
Captain Charlie Conner

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

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