South Indian River Fishing Report 5/9
The winds calmed down most of the past week and allowed anglers to enjoy the fishing along the Treasure Coast. Lots of action on the grass flats lately with sea trout being the best bite for us. We will continue to get a few windy days, but I think the worst of it is finally behind us and we can now enjoy the summer fishing!
I helped Sunday at the Treasure Coast Casters championship tournament. Laine Pruitt was on my boat and we had some very nice weather to fish that day. Laine caught two sea trout early along with a lot of other fish and came in third place in the championship. Congratulations to all the Casters who fished this past school year! You can check them out at http://www.treasurecoastcasters.com if you are interested in becoming part of a great group of teens!
We have fished both north and south of Fort Pierce on the grass flats in three to five feet of water. Using DOA shrimp, Mirrolure Mirrodines and live baits most of the week and having good success on the trout most days. There have been quite a few bluefish in the mix on the flats as well. The snook bite was good at night with the full moon and lots of anglers out there in search of a keeper. Snook season will close at the end of May, so you have a few weeks left to try and get that slot fish.
We found most of our redfish along the mangroves and docks this week. Fishing for these fish will only improve now that the winds are calming down and you can fish the flats without getting blown around. The inlet has been full of bluefish, mackerel and jacks. I did spot some tarpon this week in the turning basin this week. It's a great month to enjoy the river!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner
About The Author: Captain Charlie Conner
Company: Captain Charlie\'s Fish Tales Charters
Area Reporting: Fort Pierce & Port St Lucie, Florida
Bio: Specializing in light tackle fishing on the flats of the Indian River for snook, redfish, trout and tarpon. Over twenty-five years experience fishing the Indian River Lagoon.