• South Indian River Fishing Report 12/5

    Fish Tales Charters
    (772) 284-3852 http://www.fishtalescharter.com captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com
  • Captain Charlie Conner has over thirty years experience flats fishing the Indian River Lagoon from Stuart, Fort Pierce & Port St Lucie to Titusville, Florida. A licensed and insured Coast Guard Master Captain specializing in light tackle fishing along the flats and islands of the Indian River. Captain Charlie is a member of the Florida Guides Association. We welcome the experienced as well as the novice angler.

  • South Indian River Fishing Report 12/5

    Inshore:

    Winter conditions have been mild so far in December. We have had a few cold days, but overall it has been very good weather. We can expect our weekly cold fronts to move through and cool things down for a few days. Water temps have been in the mid seventies and that helps bring in the winter fish and plenty of action for anglers on the Treasure Coast. Enjoy the fishing this month!

    I am seeing pompano, sheepshead and mackerel arriving every day. It's always good to see these fish coming into the river again. Action can get pretty exciting this time of year. Paul and Walter joined me on a breezy morning and the guys found the drum biting good. They landed nine and had a few breakoffs along with sheepshead, snapper, jacks and others to make for a fun morning on the river. Don, Art and Sherman were back up to fish this month. They caught some nice sheepshead along with snapper, grouper and a host of other fish. Sherman landed four snook to 24" as well. It was another fun week on the Indian River.

    Look for mackerel around the inlets and turning basin hitting small shiny lures. Drum and sheepshead have been plentiful around docks, bridges and channel edges. Snook have been around the inlet areas as well as bridges and docks. Redfish on the flats and mangroves can be found with DOA shrimp. The trout bite has been improving north of Fort Pierce on the grass flats towards Harbor Branch and Queen's Cove. DOA Deadly Combos are great tools to find the trout. Pompano have been scattered, but more are arriving every day. It should be a good pompano season this year. Jacks, ladyfish and blue runners have been thick in the channels and inlet areas. If your just want some rod bending action, especially for the kids, get out and enjoy the fishing this month!

    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


    Photo:
    Walter with one of many black drum caught on an exciting morning out of Fort Pierce with friend, Paul.


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