Captain Charlie’s Fish Tales Nov 18

South Indian River Fishing Report 11/18
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 11:41 AM PST
South Indian River Fishing Report 11/18


Hope you enjoyed another gorgeous week of fall weather again! Mild temperatures and sunny skies make for awesome fishing days. Expect similar conditions in the weeks to come. I love this time of year. Tides are still running higher than normal with the recent full moon, but that hasn’t hurt the fishing.

John and Gary joined me for a morning adventure to find lots of fish around the area. Trout, redfish, sheepshead, croakers and a nice pompano to top off a fun filled day on the river. The sheepshead and croakers are very nice this year. Look for them around channel edges and deep cuts around the area. Our redfish was hanging under the mangroves as then often are. Even with a lot of short hits on top water lures, the trout are out there on the flats. Switch to the DOA Deadly Combo when the sun get higher in the sky. I haven’t skipped many pompano yet, but they are in the river now. Snook fishing has been very good at night around the bridges and jetties. Spanish mackerel should be showing up anytime around the inlet. Fall is always a wonderful time of year to enjoy the fishing on the Treasure Coast. I enjoy the variety of fish available.

Snook season closes on December 15th so don’t forget that date. Winter manatee zones are now in effect around Fort Pierce. Fall is a great time to check your guides on the rods and do some maintenance on those reels. I also use this time of year to check dates on flares along with all the other safety equipment in the boat. Check and replenish your medical kit, too. Have a great fall season!

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

Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner

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