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FLORIDA: DOA shrimp, CAL Jerk Baits & Live Baits Continue to be Productive

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Inshore:

The usual October winds continue to make it challenging to fish many of the favorite areas on the river. All the recent rain has really dirtied up the river and definitely affected the bite. As the water clears back up, the fishing will improve as well.

Todd and Lauren were back again this year. This year, they also came down to get married. Congratulations to you both! We had a slow bite with the conditions, but caught fish anyway. Rosemary, Dave, Ali and Nick had a better day with trout, bluefish and jacks to keep them busy that morning. On a windy day, Melissa, Carin and Charlie caught trout, jacks, ladyfish and even a keeper pompano to round out a challenging day. We had a lot of fun out there this week!

The trout bite has been improving later this week. A windy forecast for the week keep the water chopped up for now, but the trout will feed on the outgoing tides for us anyway. DOA shrimp, CAL jerk baits and live baits should continue to be productive for us. Lots of jacks around the river can keep you occupied most of the day. They will hit just about anything you throw at them. The pompano are back in the area. They will move into the river and will be feeding in four to six feet of water on the flats. The power plant and middle cove are always popular areas as well as Sailfish Flats down to the south. Doc’s Goofy Jigs, clams or sand fleas are good choices when fishing for these tasty fish.

Snook fishing has been good at night if you could stand the conditions to fish for them. The winds have made it hard to fish the jetties, but you can bet the hard core anglers will be out there. Spillways will be productive areas whenever the water is running over them. Terror Eyz is very popular there. It has been hard to fish for reds lately with the choppy conditions. Try around the mangroves for now and fish the flats on those calmer days. There is still lots of bait schools around the river, so fish around them, too.

You will find the water temperatures somewhat cooler than prior to the recent weather. The transition into fall weather continues on the Treasure Coast. It’s a great time of year and even better now that the winds and rain have left us! Take some time and get out fishing.

As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby….it’s an ADVENTURE!!

Good Fishing and Be Safe,

Capt. Charlie Conner
Captain Charlie’s Fish Tales Charters
P: 772-284-3852


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FLORIDA: Most Fish Hitting on CAL Jerk baits, DOA shrimp or Live Bait

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Inshore:

Another week of wonderful weather and great fishing action out on the Indian River! We should enjoy the same conditions the rest of the month! The river is full of mullet and the fish have been feeding heavily. Have fun and get out fishing soon!

I had the privilege of fishing for the Michael Shield’s Memorial Inshore Fishing Tournament again this year. It’s a great event for a wonderful cause…The Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County. I had Eric and Alex Weider again this year on the boat. We had a fantastic time out on the river. Alex and Eric teamed up for a day of redfish and trout action. 7 year old, Alex, just missed the big redfish of the tournament by one inch! Already looking forward to next year.

Joey, Steven and Nick joined my this week for an adventure on the river. After a morning of trout and a big jack for Nick, we went up on the flats to look for redfish. The guys weren’t disappointed when we came up on a nice school of upper slot fish. Joey missed two reds and Steven landed two big fish to end a good day on the water. Joe and Barbara also were out with me on a day when a variety of fish were willing to cooperate. They had fun fishing both docks and the flats on another beautiful day on the Indian River.

The trout bite has picked up this week. Most fish are in three to five feet of water and hitting on CAL jerk baits, DOA shrimp or live bait. Redfish schools are still cruising around the river in one to three feet of water. DOA shrimp, CAL grub tails or live bait has all worked in hooking up on some nice fish. The snook bite continues to be good at night around the jetties, docks and bridges of the area. Live bait, feather jigs, DOA Bait Buster or trolling a diving plug has all worked good for nighttime snook.

We are catching more flounder this past week. It should continue to improve through this fall. Live bait, CAL jerk baits or DOA shrimp has all worked well. You can still find snapper and sheephead around the docks, bridges and channel edges this week. Live or dead shrimp are best. There has been some good tarpon, snook and jack action at night around the jetties as the schools of finger mullet move in with the tide. The turning basin and inlet has been flooded with blue runners, bluefish and jacks that are all feasting on the bait schools. It’s been a productive month on the Indian River!

As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby….it’s an ADVENTURE!!

Good Fishing and Be Safe,

Capt. Charlie Conner
Captain Charlie’s Fish Tales Charters
P: 772-284-3852


Mount & Pole
Transom Mounts
5 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
10 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
Bolt On
Motor Mount & 10ft Pole
Bow Mounts
3 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
6 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
Bolt On
Trolling Mount & 10ft Pole
FISH HUNTER PACKAGES
5" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
10" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Poles
5" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
10" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
Bolt On
Motor Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
Motor Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole