South Indian River Fishing Report
Capt. Charlie Conner
August 9, 2018
Port St. Lucie - Saltwater Fishing Report
South Indian River Fishing Report 8/9
The Heat of summer continues to challenge any outdoor activities. Getting out early or late in the day is essential for successful fishing and staying out of the worst of the heat. We have been leaving the dock around 6 am to get us back before noon to enjoy the fishing. Water temps are still in the mid to upper eighties and we have been fishing deeper water to get the most action for our anglers. The fishing around the Fort Pierce area has provided a good mix of fish for us. Plan your trips carefully and watch the weather for those afternoon rains.
We have enjoyed a good mix of fish this past week. Paul, Pam and Grace were out with me recently. Grace stole the show and caught some nice fish. She landed a nice slot redfish along with a very nice flounder to take home for dinner. They also caught a short snook, a couple tripletail and croakers along with the many snapper and ladyfish to make for an exciting day on the water. Rich and Henry joined me on a slower day, but caught lots of snapper, jacks and ladyfish to keep them busy. Jim, Amie, Miles and Lauren were back this year for another adventure. We weren't disappointed! Amie had the hot fishing rod and caught a nearly legal tripletail and a very nice flounder along with a few keeper lane snapper. She also caught a nice triggerfish and a short pompano. The family caught jacks, catfish, croaker and lots of ladyfish to add to a fun morning. It was a hot but awesome week on the water.
Snook season is only a few weeks away and angler will be getting ready for the September 1st opening soon. Channel edges have been holding lots of snapper and many other species. Our redfish have been hanging under docks. Try the DOA shrimp around docks. Get out early or late in the day! Keep hydrated and use plenty of sunscreen!
Remember, as always, fishing is not just another hobby……it's an ADVENTURE!
Captain Charlie Conner
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