Captain Charlie Fish Tales 3/1

Captain Charlie Fish Tales 3/1

South Indian River Fishing Report


March came in like a lion bringing lots of winds to deal with on the water after a mild February on the Treasure Coast. You expect the windy days this time of year and they arrived in the usual style. Temperatures are still very mild and winter will be over soon. It’s that time that you have to plan your fishing adventures carefully and use the winds to your advantage. Fishing has continued to be good this week!


I had the Johkman family out on a beautiful day with a morning and afternoon trip. The morning family had a super day with countless sheepshead along with pompano, trout, grouper and a nice black drum to top off the trip. The afternoon trip added more sheepshead and pompano along with grouper and jacks to make for a successful day for all. Mark and I were out on a scouting trip with mostly ladyfish and jacks, but managed a nice pompano and a playful dolphin to the day.

Tom, Casey and Dan were back again this year. Casey topped off the day with a big black drum and everyone shared in catching lots of sheepshead, snapper, jacks and a couple nice pompano. Keith and James found the same bite with the sheepshead as did Tom and Beth.


Mike, John and Chris started the day with a redfish and added the usual sheepshead, jacks, grouper and snapper to the catch. Pat, Dalton and Ethan were back down to visit catching a nice pompano along with sheepshead, a couple goliath grouper, jacks and snapper in the days catch. Todd and Ruth were out on a breezy day to explore the area with me. They began the day with both catching a snook on a DOA TerrorEyz. Ladyfish, sheepshead and snapper rounded out the morning for us. It was a great time on the water this week!

The snook bite remains good around the inlet with live bait or DOA TerrorEyz. You can find redfish around mangroves or docks with live bait or DOA shrimp. Pompano are cruising in 4 – 6 feet of water and will take a DOA shrimp or Doc’s Goofy Jig. Our trout have been in 4 – 6 feet of water. Sheepshead are still the best bite in the river again this week. March might be windy, but the fish have been hungry and there a lots to catch. Have a good month out there!

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

Thanks and Good Fishing!
Captain Charlie Conner

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