• South Indian River Fishing Report 12/13

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  • 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 12/13

    Winter certainly has arrived! Our weekly cold fronts has just dropped more 40 degree nights upon us. Make sure you dress in layers when outdoors this time of year as the daytime will still warm up quite a bite. Water temps have fell into the sixties this week, but will gradually warm up once the cold fronts have passed. It's a typical winter weather pattern so far.

    I had Timo join me this past week. It was a windy morning, but we found some nice fish in spite of challenging conditions. A few nice sheepshead, croakers and mackerel were cooperating along with snapper, jacks and several other species to make for a good day fishing. My wife, Eva, joined me with her childhood best friend, Lillian, and their friend, Mary for a boat ride around the river. It turned into a fishing adventure for the girls. They couldn't remember the last time they had fished, but did great and caught lots of fish. Mutton snapper, jacks and blue runners kept them busy for a few hours before we ventured on with our sight seeing trip. It was another fun week on the water.

    Sheepshead, black drum, pompano and mackerel are all moving into the area for winter. It makes for some exciting days and most are great table fare. Look for drum, snapper and sheepshead around bridges, docks and channel edges. Snook fishing around the inlets have been good with the cooler water this week. Look for redfish around mangroves and docks this time of year. DOA Shrimp is a great way to fish for reds. Try a Deadly Combo on the grass flats to locate trout. Pompano are generally in deeper water and Doc's Goofy Jigs work great with pomp fishing. Try beaches, channels, deeper grass flats or the inlets. Mackerel, jacks and ladyfish will be coming in with the tides and you can generally find them with small shiny lures. It's a great time of year to enjoy the fishing along the Treasure Coast.

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

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Captain Charlie Conner


    IMG8323 - Mary catching one of many snapper and other species and glad she isn't in NY this week.

    IMG8343 - Eva with a blue runner and having fun with her two friends.

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