Thursday, May 24, 2018

South Indian River Fishing Report 5/24

Inshore:

I guess when the rainy season arrives on the Treasure Coast...it really arrives! It's been raining for most of the past week and more ahead. I'll be mowing lots of grass soon. The water quality is down as the water drains into the rivers and it will take a while to clear up. Look for cleaner water when you get out on the river for your best opportunities. After a very dry winter, it's wet outside now.

Snook fishing has held up around the jetties, bridges and inlets for those using live baits like pilchards. Lots of snapper along the channel edges and many over the 10" size. Look for redfish hanging around docks and mangroves this month. DOA shrimp or live baits are good choices. Most of the trout have come from the grass flats north of Fort Pierce. Try live shrimp or the DOA Deadly Combo to find a trout bite. Spanish mackerel have been coming into the inlet with the tides.

Watch the weather this time of year and plan your adventures carefully. Lots of thunderstorms can pop up at any time and you don't want to get caught out in nasty weather. Don't forget your raingear! Fishing has been good in spite of wet conditions. Have fun and be safe out there.

As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!

Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner

http://www.fishtalescharter.com
email: captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com
772-284-3852


Thursday, May 10, 2018

South Indian River Fishing Report 5/10

Inshore:

As we get into May weather, it's still blowing out there most days. Warmer temperatures are here to stay now, but the winds have yet to slow down. The rainy season is bringing much needed rain to the area and that means run off water draining into the rivers and bringing back the polluted waters into the Treasure Coast. Hopefully this year will bring about the change necessary to clean up the waterways. The water up around Fort Pierce has stayed pretty clean on the incoming tides. Watch the weather and enjoy the fishing this month.

Snook fishing has remained steady in spite of the recent full moon. Lots of jacks around the river to keep anglers busy. The mackerel have moved into the inlets and will hit small shiny lures. The Treasure Coast Casters had their last monthly tournament of the school year recently. The championship tournament will be held this month for the Treasure Coast Caster of the Year. I have Nick, Josh and Michael in the boat for the April tournament. We started off around the docks. Nick and Michael both landed sheepshead around the docks. After one short redfish, Josh lost a big red under the docks. Nick caught a nice pompano that wasn't on the fish list. We ended up in the turning basin and found the mackerel everywhere. The boys caught ten quickly and everyone had fish to check in for the weigh-in. Nick finished first place Middle School. Michael and Josh came in second and third place Middle School. It was another exciting tournament for all!

The water on the grass flats has been clean lately. The winds will stir it up some days, but it has held up nicely. It's time to get out the DOA Deadly Combo on the flats for trout and redfish. Awesome lure that will help you find where the fish are hanging out in the shallow water. Early mornings, try top water lures and then switch to the soft plastics. There have been a few tarpon filtering into the river. Try the DOA Terror Eyz in root beer to hook up with a tarpon. May is always a good month to fish and it should prove to be another productive month. Have fun and enjoy the May fishing!

As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!

Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner

http://www.fishtalescharter.com
email: captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com
772-284-3852

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