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South Indian River Fishing Report

Capt. Charlie Conner
January 18, 2018
Port St. Lucie - Saltwater Fishing Report

South Indian River Fishing Report 1/17

Inshore:

2018 has started off with winter moving in and cooling things down quite a bit. Wind, rain and cold have made the first part of January a real challenge to get out and enjoy the fishing. Water temperatures have dipped into the fifties and it will take a few sunny days to warm things up a bit. You can expect lots of wind this month along with the normal weekly cold front moving through the Treasure Coast. Watch the weather and plan your adventures carefully.

Sheepshead is always the best bite in this kind of weather. They don't mind the colder water and there are lots of them in the river to keep anglers busy. Bridges, docks and channel edges are favorite areas to fish for sheepshead, drum, and snapper. The nighttime snook bite has been good around the bridges and jetties. Look for the Spanish mackerel and pompano bite to improve around the area. Trout, snook and redfish will be on the grass flats when the sun is high to warm up. Black drum and croakers should be moving into the river now that things are cooled down. January is always a good month to enjoy the fishing!

Winter weather is a good time to work on reels, tackle and boats. We get a lot of windy days and this is the perfect time to get your equipment in good working order for the coming spring fishing. Don't forget to check out the safety equipment on the boat. It's an important part of fishing and boating. Dress in layers this time of year. Temperature swings can be go from the fifties into the eighties in a few hours and layering can keep you comfortable out there. Have fun and stay safe!

Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!

Thanks and Good Fishing!
Captain Charlie Conner

www.fishtalescharter.com
captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com
772-284-3852

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Specializing in light tackle fishing adventures on the Indian River in Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie, Vero Beach and Jensen Beach, Florida. Fishing along the flats and mangroves for redfish, snook and trout on the scenic Treasure Coast on Florida's East Coast. Enjoy your fishing Adventure aboard an 18' Key West Stealth using the best light tackle equipment by DOA, Shimano, Star and the latest lures and baits. For you next fishing ADVENTURE, contact Captain Charlie's Fish Tales Charter

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3801 SW McCrory Street
Port St. Lucie, FL 34953
Phone: 772-284-3852
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