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TEXAS: Freeport – Trout Good on DOA Shrimp

Monday, November 21st, 2011

NORTH SABINE:
Trout are good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish and flounder are good in the marsh on shrimp. Flounder are good on the falling tide on the muddy shorelines.

SOUTH SABINE:
Trout are good under birds and pods of shad. Redfish are good at the jetty on live bait and cracked crabs. Flounder are good on Gulps in the bayous.

BOLIVAR:
Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Trout are fair to good while drifting shell on plastics. Bull redfish are good on the beachfront.

TRINITY BAY:
Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout are good under birds on soft plastics. Redfish are good at the Spillway on shrimp and Gulps.

EAST GALVESTON BAY:
Trout and large Gulf trout are good for drifters working deep shell on plastics and fresh shrimp. Redfish and flounder are fair to good in the marsh around drains on shrimp. Trout and redfish are good under the birds.

WEST GALVESTON BAY:
Bull redfish and flounder are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and shad. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are good under the birds in the afternoon over deep shell.

TEXAS CITY:
Bull redfish are good in the channel on shrimp and crabs. Gulf trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp.

FREEPORT:
Trout are good on reefs on shrimp and DOA Shrimp under corks. Redfish are fair to good on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Bastrop Bay. Bull redfish are good on the beach.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY:
Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Trout and flounder are fair to good on muddy shorelines on soft plastics tipped with shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY:
Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are good on live shrimp at Shell Island, Oyster Lake, Crab Lake and Mad Island. Flounder are good in the Diversion Channel on Gulps.

PORT O’CONNOR:
Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs, mullet and shad. Trout are fair to good on the reefs in San Antonio Bay on live shrimp. Flounder are fair to good in Saluria Bayou on Gulps and jigs tipped with shrimp.

ROCKPORT:
Trout are fair in St. Charles Bay on Corkies while working reefs. Redfish are good in Redfish Bay on mullet and crabs. Bull redfish, black drum and flounder are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on shrimp and mullet.

PORT ARANSAS:
Redfish are fair at Shamrock on topwaters and plum soft plastics. Bull redfish are good at the jetty and on the beachfront on natural baits. Offshore is good for tuna, kingfish and dolphin.

CORPUS CHRISTI:
Bull redfish are good in the surf on mullet and shrimp. Trout are fair for waders working mud and grass on Gulps and topwaters. Redfish are good in the channels on natural baits.

BAFFIN BAY:
Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass. Trout are good while drifting deep rocks on plum plastics. Redfish are fair to good on Gulps and plum plastics around spoil islands.

PORT MANSFIELD:
Redfish are good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Trout and redfish are fair to good on the spoils on small topwaters and black/chartreuse plastics.

SOUTH PADRE:
Trout are fair to good while drifting grass and mud on plastics and live shrimp. Redfish are good in Airport Cove and around the causeway on Gulps and DOA Shrimp.

PORT ISABEL:
Trout and redfish are good at Laguna Vista and Holly Beach on plum and black plastics. Snook and mangrove snapper are good in the Brownsville Ship Channel on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Bull redfish are good along the channel near the causeway.

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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
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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


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FLORIDA: DOA Shrimp, CAL Grub Tails or Live Bait Can Get You Hooked Up

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Inshore:

August lives up to its reputation of hot, humid weather with lots of rainy afternoons. It’s been a hot month already and it is important to take precautions whenever you are on the water to keep yourself hydrated and protected from the sun’s rays. It’s been great fishing so far this month and should continue to produce good catches. Plan your trips early mornings or late evenings for your best chances at success.

Trout and redfish have been the best bite this past week. Slowly working the shallow flats can find some nice size redfish feeding in a foot or two of water throughout the day. I fished one school in the middle of the morning in about two feet of water. DOA shrimp, CAL grub tails or live bait can get you hooked up on one of these upper slot reds. Trout continue to feed in shallow early and move out to deeper water as the sun warms up each day. Watch for the sand holes on the flats for your best opportunities. DOA shrimp continues to work well for trout. The watermelon/holo (425) and clear/holo (382) have worked best for us.

Docks, bridges and channel edges have been producing snapper. Some nice size mangroves have been caught lately. Live or dead shrimp works well on these tasty guys. The surf has continued to hold whiting along with some jacks and bluefish that have been patrolling the edges of the beach.

I had John, Kirk, Dan and Jenny out this past week. Jenny out fished everyone with a variety of fish. After catching redfish, trout and a variety of other fish, Jenny landed a big 24″ trout to finish out her day on the river. I went to pickup my granddaughter, Chloe, for a day on the river with grandpa, but she felt sick so I missed out on a fun trip with her. I did fish a school of reds that were all in the upper slot size.

The inlet has been full of glass minnows and you can be assured that ladyfish, blue runners, mackerel and a host of others are out there feeding on them. It’s lots of fun, especially if you have kids aboard. Dan and Jenny spent some time battling fish after fish. We had a fun week out there!

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

Capt. Charlie Conner
Captain Charlie’s Fish Tales Charters
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FLORIDA: DOA shrimp, Deadly Combos & Live Baits Have Produced Trout

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Inshore:

Hot afternoons and thunderstorms is the norm for August. You can bet it will be warm out there. Plan some early mornings to fish so you can be home before the heat of the day beats down on the Treasure Coast.

We had some fun trips out on the river this past week. Christina, Raphael and their seven year old twins, Javier and Daniel, were out for some fun on the river. The boys caught out fished mom and dad catching quite a few trout and other species. They are great boys who love to fish. John, Eric and Mary were out for a fun day. Mary caught her first redfish on the first cast of the day. They went on to catch quite a few trout. John caught the largest trout of the day and Mary ended up her day with a big bluefish. We had a great time on the Indian River.

Trout continues to be a good bite on the grass flats. DOA shrimp, Deadly Combos and live baits have all produced trout around the river. We have found several redfish schools up on the flats. You have to be wary this time of year and keep the noise down to be successful. DOA shrimp or CAL grub tails will work to get them in the mood on most days. The snook fishing has been a little slower in recent days. Most of the fish I have heard about have been coming from the spillways the past week. A root beer Terror Eyz will work great when fishing those areas.

Snook season opens September 1st….finally! Take some time this month to check your equipment for snook fishing. Better be ready rather than wonder why you lost a big fish when the season begins. Make sure to check your fishing license. Do you need to purchase a snook permit? It’s much cheaper than facing a fine! Have a fun and safe month on the river.

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

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


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FLORIDA: Trout continue to bite on DOA shrimp

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Mother Nature has been good to us this month. Lots of nice mornings to get out and enjoy the water. Light winds have made it a wonderful time to watch the sun rise and have some fun on the Treasure Coast. Plan your trips carefully and expect it to be hot and sunny each day. Drinks lots of fluids and use plenty of sunscreen this time of year!

This week found us doing a lot of trout fishing. The full moon and recent cold water influx into the river had changed things up on us, but we were able to find a good trout bite around the river. The water temps are back to normal and the bite has improved since then. Cynthia and Joe were out on a day that we hunted around a bit and finally found a good trout bite up north of Fort Pierce. Cynthia had the lucky rod that day and caught a nice variety of fish. Sonny and Tom also found trout up north on the flats. Queen’s Cove and Harbor Branch were our best flats that day. Jim, Audrey and Tony were also out for some trout action and found a redfish in the mix that day. We had lots of fun out there this week!

Trout continue to bite on DOA shrimp, CAL jerk baits and live baits. We found trout both north and south of Fort Pierce, but our best bite was up to the north. While looking for redfish, we found that the bluefish had moved into the flat and they were plenty of them around this past week. We found fish hanging around the docks, but they just weren’t about to come out from under them. We had a number of strikes and several break offs this week.

Snook fishing at night around the bridges and jetties has continued to provide success to the nighttime anglers. You can also find some big snook hanging under the docks around the area. We missed several this week from under the docks. The bridges are still holding some sheephead and snapper. Lots of blue runners are cruising around the river along with big jacks. It’s a great time of year to fish the Treasure Coast!

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
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