Captain Charlie’s Fish Tales March 23, 2018
Fishing Reports for Fort Pierce, Vero Beach and Jensen Beach, Florida. Inshore fishing charters on the Indian River Lagoon for redfish, snook and sea trout.
Looks like winter has to show up just one more time to cool things down. Just when you thought Spring had arrived…boom…it’s another cold front. It won’t last long and this should be the last one…I hope! Winds have been prevailing most days with one or two mornings each week that give you some light winds to get around the river and enjoy the fishing. The water has been pretty dirty most days near the inlets. Look for cleaner water to find the best fishing.
Duane, Kate and Nick joined me on windy morning that made it difficult to find areas to fish. Jacks, snapper and sheepshead was the best bite of the day for them. It was fun in spite of the weather. John and Theresa fished with me on one of those rare calm days. It allowed us to get to areas that you seldom get to fish this time of year. They boated about twenty sheepshead with fifteen over the 12″ size. They also caught a couple nice pompano to make for a nice day fishing! Will and Jean got back in town and found the sheepshead bite continued the next day. It was good action with nice sized fish.
Try docks for redfish, sheepshead and snapper this time of year. Channel edges will hold sheepshead, drum and snapper. There are croakers and sand perch in the river now. I enjoy the winter and spring bite because there are a good variety of fish to target. The cold front should help improve the pompano and croaker bite for us. It a wonderful time of year to enjoy the fishing. Just plan your trip around the winds!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby….it’s an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner