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Near shore action taking off

Capt. Ron Bielefeld
August 6, 2008
Indian River Lagoon - Saltwater Fishing Report

Well, I just got my boat back from being repaired. Let me tell you that was a long month of waiting. I took her out for the first time this morning and went directly out the inlet looking for bonita, Spanish, and tarpon along the beaches. If anything was good about not having my boat for the entire month of July was that the fishing inshore was slow and the action along the beaches was poor too because of cold water upwelling for most of the month. Not the case now. My first day back and the water temps off the beaches are in the upper 80s and the water is clear. Better yet the Bonita are everywhere, Spanish are scattered about, and I even saw a couple of tarpon. If 45 minutes I had 6 nice bonita to the boat and better yet they smashed top water plugs. So, if the water temps stay up we should see some awesome catching from now through October along the near-shore areas. Hopefully the number of tarpon will increase steadily as the bait run approaches. Inshore, the action remains better in the evenings than the mornings, but I did find a bunch of big ladyfish and a few trout around the spoil islands after I came in from the beaches. These fish hit the old standby 3D Fingerling. Well, I will report more often now that I have my boat back and can fish again. Until next time, Tight-Lines to all.

Capt. Ron Bielefeld

Target Species:

trout, redfish, snook, bonita, spanish, tarpon

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544 Jay St.
Sebastian, FL 32958
Phone: 772-388-9880
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