Thursday, April 20, 2017

South Indian River Fishing Report 4/20

Inshore:

The winds continue to blow in April along the Treasure Coast! While we have been able to get out most days, it has been a challenge on where you might want to fish each day. Fishing has been good for us in spite of the conditions that April traditionally blow at us. Enjoy the fishing the rest of the month and plan your adventures carefully!

Michael and Wade found a nice grouper, mackerel, jacks and finished off with a nice slot redfish to make for a fun morning. Roger, Peter, Ken and Kyle found a variety of fish to catch. Jacks, sheepshead, croakers and snapper were on the catch list in spite of a windy day for us. We had a slow morning with Pete and JR, but did manage a few big jacks to bend a rod. Kevin and Brad found croakers, sand perch and landed two of three snook to end a good day fishing the waters around Fort Pierce. Mark, Jack, Jessica and Jordan were back again this year. Mark started off the day with a big black drum. Jack, not to be outdone, landed a nice snook and the girls caught a variety of fish to make for a fun day for all.

There are still some sheepshead and croakers around, but they are gradually moving out to the ocean. The snook bite has been good around the inlet and bridges. DOA Bait Busters or live bait have both worked well. Redfish have been hanging under the mangroves. DOA shrimp or live bait can help you find a slot red. Our trout bite has been slow lately. Try the DOA Deadly Combo when trying to locate trout on the grass flats. Mackerel have been moving into the inlet with the tides. There have been some nice size macks lately.

Watch the weather and plan your fishing to make the winds work to your advantage. Getting out early can let you have a couple hours to fish before the winds set in for the day. Have fun and enjoy the fishing.

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

Thanks and Good Fishing!
Captain Charlie Conner

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

South Indian River Fishing Report 4/12

South Indian River Fishing Report 4/12

Inshore:

April weather has been lots of windy days and a lot more chances of rain ahead. It's always a challenge in April, but the fishing has been good with a good variety of species to enjoy. Watch the weather and plan your outdoor adventures with care. May is almost here and things will settle down into the summer patterns.

It was a busy week with lots of returning friends along with some new ones. Tim, Ashlyn and Colton were out for some fishing on a windy morning. Tim topped off the morning with a nice snook while fishing around the bridges. Rick and Rob found snook, bluefish and mackerel to make for a fun day. The guys caught ten mackerel to finish out the day. Casey, Nick, Brandon and Collin a good variety of fish including mackerel, croakers, sheepshead, snapper and others. Don, Stacy and Eli had a good morning with croakers, sheepshead, snapper and others to make for a fun day for Eli! Amie, Brandi, Cadence and Taylor enjoyed the sun and had fun feeding the fish on a sunny afternoon excursion. Jim, Miles, Lauren and Amie had a fun day in spite of winds and rain everywhere. Jim caught a nice big pompano and Amie landed a big goliath grouper. Lauren added a sheepshead and mackerel along with Miles, who had an assortment of fish to enjoy. It was another fun week on the water!

Lots of mackerel have been coming into the inlet with the tides. Small shiny lures are best for them. There are still some nice sheepshead around the river. We are still getting croakers on the incoming tides. Snook around the bridges and jetties has been good when you can fish there. Winds dictate a lot on what you can do and where you can go. The trout and redfish bite should be picking up soon. Try the DOA Deadly Combo when trying to locate fish on the grass flats. Have fun this month and watch out for the weather!

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

Thanks and Good Fishing!
Captain Charlie Conner

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



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