South Indian River Fishing Report 11/17
Lots of great fall weather this week around the Treasure Coast! Mild temperatures that make it a pleasure to get out fishing have greeted us lately. Water temps have continued to fall into the seventies. It won't be long until winter arrives! Enjoy this nice weather while it's here and have fun fishing this month!
It's a super time of year to get out early and enjoy the top water fishing. Fish are on the flats early looking for a meal and more likely to hit a top water lure with the cooler water. Switch to a DOA shrimp or CAL jerk bait once the sun is up. The snook bite has been good at night around the jetties and bridges. Look for trout on the grass flats most of the mornings. The croakers are in the river now. Lots of nice fish up to 18" right now. Ron and Kip were out with me on a gorgeous morning and found jacks, ladyfish, croakers, sheepshead and trout to make for a fun time fishing. The jacks have been thick around the turning basin and inlet this week along with ladyfish and blue runners. Try around mangroves and docks for redfish, sheepshead and snapper.
The manatee zone around the Fort Pierce bridges will be in effect on November 15th so watch the date and slow down. Snook season will continue to be open until December 15th so you still have another month to catch a few slot fish. November is always a nice month to fish!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner