July 4, 2009


Summertime.....heat, afternoon storms and more heat. Get out early to fish or late in the evening to enjoy the best times on the water. Drink plenty of fluids and have some fun this time of year. Most of our action came from the south of Fort Pierce this week. The water quality has been much better to the south. The power lines have held lot of trout on the west side of the river all week.

Trout fishing continues to be our best target on the river. We have enjoyed catching trout each day out on the water this week. DOA Deadly Combos will find you plenty of action out there this time of year on the grass flats. You can also use live shrimp on the popping corks if you choose. Three to five feet of water has worked best for us. Look for the glass minnows for your best chance at hooking up. Move deeper as the sun rises to continue to find some trout. Mike, Sarah and Alice were back visiting the area again and we found trout, snapper and other fish out on the flats. Jim and Ken were enjoying the trout bite until the storms sent us scurrying out of that area. Jamie caught trout and snook on his outing this week.

Redfish have been scattered, but mostly north of Fort Pierce the past week. Sarah her battle with a redfish as it got off on the way to the boat. Look for action to improve as the water quality gets better on the flats. Snook fishing is catch and release around the inlet area with lots of snook all over the river. Snapper are around the bridges and along the channel edges this time of year as well. It's a great time of year to fish if you work around the heat of the day.

Tip of the Week:

Have a safe and fun holiday this Fourth of July. Remember, caution, courtesy and common sense will go a long way to provide a wonderful, happy and safe holiday for everyone!

As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!

Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner

email: captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com