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Trout and more with some effort

Capt. Ron Bielefeld
May 22, 2008
Indian River Lagoon - Saltwater Fishing Report

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The winds just keep blowing, but at least they have been from the west most of the time making fishing possible until the gusts reached 30 mph. Then we said the heck with it and went back to the dock. Inshore catching has been sporadic with one day good and the next day bad. We have used everything you can think of to catch fish the past week from top-water spooks (Yo-Zuri Banana Boats in the Green Prism color pattern) to live shrimp. Early morning action has been slowed by the full moon, but clouds in the mornings have kept a bit of a bite going until about 10 am on the surface. After that, we have turned to jigs and soft plastics (Rip-Tide Flats Chubs in the silver fleck w/chartreuse tail) and even live shrimp. We have fished grass flats, islands, docks, mangroves, channels, drop-offs, you name it, we have fished it this week to keep the action going. The action off the beaches has been good at times too, especially early in the day. Kingfish, big jacks, Spanish, and Bonita have all been within a mile of shore both north and south of the inlet. We did not see any tarpon this week, but I am sure they were out there somewhere. Trolling live baits has been best for the kings and large jacks. The Spanish and Bonita have been hitting Yo-Zuri 3D Fingerlings. Make sure you use a light wire leader or you will lose a bunch of lures.
Hopefully the winds will subside a bit over the next few weeks and maybe some rain will fall. The salinities in the lagoon are very high and that can put a damper on the bite. A couple of good down pours would probably light things up inshore. Until next time. Tight-Lines to all.

Sincerely,
Capt. Ron Bielefeld

Target Species:

trout, redfish, snook

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Tight-Lines Inshore Guide Service
544 Jay St.
Sebastian, FL 32958
Phone: 772-388-9880
Alt. Phone: 772-633-0325
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