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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

South Indian River Fishing Report 7/13

Inshore:

July arrived on the Treasure Coast bringing lots of sunshine, warm weather and great fishing action! It has been hot so far this year and the water temperatures are reaching near 90 degrees in parts of the river. It's that time of year to fish early or late to get the best bite and check out bridges, docks and mangroves for activity. Shade will hold fish! A few degrees in water temps can make a huge difference. The glass minnows are showing up in the river and that will bring lots of hungry predators to feed on them. Plan your trips to get out early!

Don was back this month with his buddies to enjoy the fishing and have fun. It was a hot morning, but the guys found the lane snapper biting and took 14 home for dinner. Clay, Terry and Brian joined me again this year. Clay and Terry found nice redfish along the mangroves along with an assortment of fish to make for a fun morning in spite of a windy day. Keith and Nancy were out on a beautiful morning to learn the area. Both found a nice slot redfish along with a number of other species to make for a productive morning on the water. It has been fun even though it's been hot!

Look for redfish along mangroves and docks this time of year. Trout should be on grass flats early in two to four feet of water. Decent sized snapper are holding around docks and along channel edges. The snook bite has continued to be good around the bridges and jetties. It's catch and release only this time of year. Stay hydrated and use plenty of sunscreen while on the water. Be safe and have fun!

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

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