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South Indian River, Port St Lucie & Fort Pierce

Capt. Charlie Conner
March 15, 2005
Port St. Lucie - Saltwater Fishing Report

We had a blast of winter weather visit the Treasure Coast this past week. Most of the week was impossible to get out fishing due to either the winds, rain or a mixture of both. The few days that were fishable, the winds were out of the northwest and took away many of the normal fishing spots. The barometer is beginning to rise again and better weather is on the way. The water temps are along the 66-67 degree range.

I spoke to a few gentlemen that were coming in from night fishing around the bridges. They said the night fishing for snook had slowed a little, but they did manage to catch one oversize and one keeper that night. Bridge fishing has seemed to be the most productive this week. An assortment of snapper, croakers, snook, reds and black drum were being reeled in from the bridges.

The water is still very clean in spite of all the winds this week. The flats have managed to escape the pounding of the rain and wind. With a little more warmer weather the fishing should get back to normal again. Watch for redfish on the flats along with snook or trout as the water gets warmer during the day. Live shrimp along with gold spoons or top water will be the best choices. I always recommend Captain Mike's spoons. (www.floridaysfishing.com) Redfish are very skittery this time of year, so keep the boat quiet.

Trout are still holding up in the deeper water and cuts. Live shrimp and soft baits provide an excellent chance at a seatrout. If the wind is on the calm side, try a zara spook or chug bug. Remember that the colder water makes the fish sluggish, so make sure you fish slow and easy.

The best opportunity for snook is still the bridges and turning basin. Live shrimp and pinfish are the best baits. Night fishing will still be very productive for snook. During the day, fish along the mangroves with live shrimp or soft baits.

Hope you get a chance to get out fishing this week. Remember to be safe on the water. There are still plenty of hazards left behind from last year and a lot of other boaters out there. Courtesy towards others will make it safe for everyone.

Good Fishing!

Captain Charlie

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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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