South Indian River Fishing Report 12/13

December 13, 2018 by Charlie Conner

Trip Info

The Catch
Snapper (Mangrove)
Black Drum
Spanish Mackerel
Sheepshead
Summary

South Indian River Fishing Report 12/13

Inshore:

Winter certainly has arrived! Our weekly cold fronts has just dropped more 40 degree nights upon us. Make sure you dress in layers when outdoors this time of year as the daytime will still warm up quite a bite. Water temps have fell into the sixties this week, but will gradually warm up once the cold fronts have passed. It’s a typical winter weather pattern so far.

I had Timo join me this past week. It was a windy morning, but we found some nice fish in spite of challenging conditions. A few nice sheepshead, croakers and mackerel were cooperating along with snapper, jacks and several other species to make for a good day fishing. My wife, Eva, joined me with her childhood best friend, Lillian, and their friend, Mary for a boat ride around the river. It turned into a fishing adventure for the girls. They couldn’t remember the last time they had fished, but did great and caught lots of fish. Mutton snapper, jacks and blue runners kept them busy for a few hours before we ventured on with our sight seeing trip. Paul and Walter joined me on a breezy morning and the guys found the drum biting good. They landed nine and had a few breakoffs along with sheepshead, snapper, jacks and others to make for a fun morning on the river. Don, Art and Sherman were back up to fish this month. They caught some nice sheepshead along with snapper, grouper and a host of other fish. Sherman landed four snook to 24” as well. It was another fun week on the Indian River. It was another fun week on the water.

Sheepshead, black drum, pompano and mackerel are all moving into the area for winter. It makes for some exciting days and most are great table fare. Look for drum, snapper and sheepshead around bridges, docks and channel edges. Snook fishing around the inlets have been good with the cooler water this week. Look for redfish around mangroves and docks this time of year. DOA Shrimp is a great way to fish for reds. Try a Deadly Combo on the grass flats to locate trout. Pompano are generally in deeper water and Doc’s Goofy Jigs work great with pomp fishing. Try beaches, channels, deeper grass flats or the inlets. Mackerel, jacks and ladyfish will be coming in with the tides and you can generally find them with small shiny lures. It’s a great time of year to enjoy the fishing along the Treasure Coast.

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

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Captain Charlie Conner

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