South Indian River Fishing Report
Capt. Charlie Conner
October 5, 2017
Port St. Lucie - Saltwater Fishing Report
Weather has been good lately since the hurricane went through. The water will take some time to get back to normal though. Tides are remaining high as all the water from the storm tries to get out to the ocean. Some ramps will be underwater at high tide. The water remains dirty and cloudy for now. There are fish to catch out there, but you will need to be willing to search areas to find where they might be biting. Some ramps came through in decent shape and some were torn up good. Be careful for floating debris. Things will get back to normal soon enough!
I got out on a scouting trip this week and found lots of bait around the river. Jacks are chasing them all over the grass flats. Fish around the bait schools for your best chances, especially in the dirty water. There have been tarpon around the inlets and turning basin. As the water cleans up, look for trout on the grass flats where you find the bait schools. Try along channel edges for snapper, sheepshead and drum. Snook fishing on the high tides should remain strong around the inlets. September is usually an awesome month to enjoy the fishing, but so far it has been mostly hurricane prep and clean up.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who were affected by Hurricane Irma. Please donate to one of the disaster relief funds and help those were devastated by the storm. For some, it will take years to try and recover!
Remember, as always, fishing is not just another hobby……it's an ADVENTURE!
Captain Charlie Conner
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