Thursday, September 8, 2016

South Indian River Fishing Report 9/8


As the weather transitions into fall, look for more rain and wind to make most days challenging to any angler. This past week has brought us lots of rainy days and we managed to get wet on a few of them. Watch the forecast and radar to plan your fishing adventures safely. Temperatures should begin to gradually become milder and more comfortable out there.

The fall mullet run has arrived on the Treasure Coast. The perfect time to use top water lures around the bait schools that are flooding into the rivers. Along the beaches will also be a great place for top water action. Look for the bait where you are fishing. If you don't see any, move to another area. Bait will be the key to success in September. Lots of big fish are feeding around the bait pods this time of year so take advantage and get out fishing this month!

Snapper has continued to be a good bite around the river. Vinny and I tried to dodge rain clouds for a while and found snapper up to 16" in the river before we got rained out for the day. Docks, bridges, channel edges are the best spots for snapper, sheepshead and other structure fish. Snook fishing will be best around the jetties, bridges and sea walls where the bait is hanging around. Try a DOA Bait Buster or Terror Eyz for snook fishing. Look for redfish around docks, grass flats and mangroves. Trout should be in shallow grass flats where you can find bait pods. That is the perfect time to work a top water lure or DOA shrimp. Action this month will be exciting and fast!

The fall mullet run is about to get into full swing along the Treasure Coast. As the schools of finger mullet arrive, so will the predators looking for an easy meal. Top water lures, DOA shrimp and live bait can find some nice fish hanging around the edges of the bait schools. Have fun!

As always, remember that fishing isn't just another's an ADVENTURE!

Good fishing and be safe,
Captain Charlie Conner

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