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Indian River Lagoon

Capt. Mark Rosen
January 26, 2016
Port St. Lucie - Saltwater Fishing Report

I had a husband wife charter today. Due to the weather conditions we switched the trip from an off shore bottom fishing trip to an inshore flats trip on my flats boat. Though the weather forecast said 0% chance of rain we had spotty showers most of the day. The river clarity was terrible with less than 2 foot visibility. The temperature in the Indian River Lagoon was 57 degrees. The day was mostly overcast even when it wasn't raining. We started in queens cove there was very little wind. They were using 17 MR Mirro-0-lure in yellow and a gold spoon. I was anchored using the power pole. I also had 2 lines out with live shrimp and 1 line out with cut bait (a lady fish chunk) we went getting any hits. We tried to slow troll along the mangroves using the Minkota I-pilot and still no luck. I decided to head out into the deeper water where I had some success on a previous trip. We still had incoming tide but the drift was relatively slow. We started in 4 feet of water on the west side of the lagoon south of harbor branch and drifted toward harbor branch. Our first fish was a nice Gag Grouper. It measured just over 20" he was photographed and released. The rest of the day was steady we caught 4 keeper spotted sea trout up to 20" and released several smaller ones. We also caught and released a puffer fish. We fished from 18' of water to 8 feet of water the fish seemed to be spread out all over the lagoon

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I specialize in groups of 4 or less anglers. I have 2 boats a 20 foot flats boat and a 24 foot center console I charge by the person not the trip

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Port St. Lucie Fishing Charters
6130 NW Duke Circle
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
Phone: 772-340-7440
Alt. Phone: 609-558-5858
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