• South Indian River Fishing Report 1/15

    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 1/15

    January has been much kinder to us this year. Last year, it was rough weather the first half of the month and a challenge to get out. Milder temperatures have been nice to enjoy and the fishing has been very good so far. Expect similar conditions for a while with weekly cold fronts to cool things down a little. You should look for lots of windy days this time of year and plan your outdoor adventures with that in mind. Water temperatures are still mild for the season. Enjoy the rest of the month and get out fishing!

    We have enjoyed a good variety of fish so far. Black drum, redfish and sheepshead around the docks have been good to us. Dave and Cheryl were visiting the area and had a fantastic morning fishing the docks. Dave landed three redfish and they teamed up for several nice drum and sheepshead before heading out to the channel edges to play with snapper, ladyfish and jacks for a while. Dave missed several good snook bites as well for a action filled morning on the water.

    Spanish mackerel have been coming in with the tides along with bluefish, jacks and ladyfish. Small shiny lures work best for all of these fish. Docks, channel edges and bridges are loaded with sheepshead, drum and snapper this time of year. Winter fishing is always fun and exciting! Pompano have been in the deeper cuts on the flats and in the channels as well. Doc's Goofy Jigs work great on finding pompano. They have also been in the surf along with lots of whiting. Look north around Harbor Branch to find trout on the grass flats and try a DOA Deadly Combo when looking for the trout bite. Plan on getting out fishing soon!

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

    Good fishing!
    Captain Charlie Conner


    Dave with one of three redfish caught while enjoying a day on the water.

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