• Indian River Fishing Report - FL

    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.

  • Indian River Fishing Report - FL

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    March always comes in like a lion! You can expect windy days, but much warmer as we transition into spring. Chances of rain are on the increase so watch the weather and plan your adventures carefully. Water temps will be on the rise this month and you can expect lots of exciting action around the Treasure Coast.


    Trout will be moving onto the shallow grass flats as the sun warms things up. Try a DOA Deadly Combo or live shrimp on a popping cork to locate trout. A DOA CAL will also work well this month. Look for redfish to be around mangroves and docks. A DOA shrimp is always a good choice for reds. Sheepshead, drum and snapper will be along channel edges and docks and willing to take a live shrimp. Snook fishing will pick up around the inlets, bridges and docks. Live pilchards are a favorite bait in March. Mackerel, bluefish, jacks and many other predators will be coming in with the tides and feeding around the inlets and channels of the river. Small shiny lures work best for these fish.
    Pompano are in the river and along the surf and willing to take a Doc’s Goofy Jig, shrimp or sand fleas. They usually can be found in channels and deeper parts of the flats in March. We have had great success on croakers the past few years. There will be nice sized fish in the river and along the beaches feeding with whiting. They are fun to catch and super to eat!


    Spring is almost here already. Winter wasn’t so bad even though we complain about it. It’s a good time to check equipment. Both fishing and the boat should be checked a few times a year to make sure everything is in good working order. Some of these windy days will provide a good chance to check rods, reels and safety gear for when good weather arrives. Have a great March in 2019!


    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





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