• Indian River / Fort Pierce 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 / Fort Pierce Fishing Report - FL

    September Fishing Forecast


    As Hurricane Dorian continues on its destructive path along the east coast,, we give thanks that we were spared the brunt of the storm. The water is churned up and will take a while to clear up again. Our neighbors in the Bahamas did not fare well and can use all the aid that we can give. Make sure you donate to one of the many charities that are helping get relief to the affected islands.
    August was another hot month! September will continue to be warm, but the fishing is always exciting. Itís a great time of year to target tarpon, snook and redfish around the Treasure Coast. Lots of bait has arrived to the area and the predators are chasing it both in the river and on the beach. Water temperatures will continue to be warm, itís always best to fish early or late in the day. The fall mullet run begins this month and that will bring exciting action to the area. I love fishing in September!


    Snook season opens again on September 1st. Make sure you are prepared for the season and check your equipment. Itís always good to check your license and snook stamp, too. Live bait, DOA Terror Eyz and assorted other favorites used around jetties, bridges and sea walls can get you hooked up to that slot fish.


    Look for redfish around docks and mangroves this month. They like the shade these areas offer and you can get a nice redfish fishing live bait, DOA shrimp and CAL grub tails. The trout bite improved this year and you can find some nice fish around Bear Point, Harbor Branch or Round Island flats. Fish top water early and switch to DOA shrimp or CAL jerk baits as the sun warms up.


    Fish the bait schools! It's easy to spot the bait this time of year. If you don't find bait around your favorite fishing spot, you will most likely not find many fish there. Move around if you need to in order to find active bait. Fish love this time of year and they are out there gorging themselves on the bait in anticipation of the coming winter months. Water temperatures will begin to mellow out and will get back to normal. It's a great time of year to be fishing!


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


    Good Fishing and be Safe,
    Captain Charlie Conner


    www.fishtalescharter.com
    captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com
    772-284-3852


    Photos:
    Capt Charlie with a nice redfish caught while fishing docks in Fort Pierce.



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