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FL
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27° 28' 17.112" N, 80° 16' 4.188" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Fish Tales Charters - Charlie Conner
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July 25, 2014
August Fishing Forecast – Treasure Coast As summer continues to bring the daily chance of afternoon rains and thunderstorms, fishing will take the usual second seat to the opening of lobster season. It could be a challenge this year with all the fresh water run off flooding into the area. Visibility might be minimal in lots of areas. Expect lots of boats on the water each day as they head out in search of the spiny critters. Practice safe boating tactics and don’t be in a hurry to get out there. Those dog days of August will continue with hot weather, so take the normal precautions while on the water. Have a great August this year! Trout and snapper will continue to be the best bite around the river. Top water lures, like the DOA Airhead, fished early, followed by a DOA shrimp or CAL jerk bait will be productive on the grass flats. Water quality will be the key this year on where to fish. Queen’s Cove, Bear Point and Harbor Branch are usually active with trout. South of Fort Pierce has held up well with all the rains we have had lately. Fish shallow early and move to the edges of the flats as the sun warms thing up each day. Look for sand holes on the grass flats. Trout love to sit in them and wait for the tide to bring their food to them. We have enjoyed lots of big trout this year on the flats. This month will provide great weather in the mornings for fishing the river. Head out to the docks along the river for snook, snapper, sheephead and redfish. Some big fish will be hanging under the shady areas around many of the docks along the river from Vero to Stuart. Fish your lures slowly. If you use the tide in your favor, the lure will remain under the dock longer and give you a better chance at hooking up. Snook will be active around the jetties, bridges and docks of the river. Live baits, Terror Eyz and Bait Busters will all work well for you. As the rainy season continues, try some of the spillways when the water is actively running over them. A root beer Terror Eyz is a great lure around those areas. Bridges will hold some nice snapper during the month along with some sheephead and black drum. The turning basin should become alive with glass minnows and a variety of predators to feed on them. Again the fresh water runoff will play a part in determining where to fish this month. Everything on the water loves to eat those glass minnows. Fish the edges of the bait pods and you should find some predators hanging out there waiting to feed. The edges of the channel will also be holding lots of snapper around any of the structure or rocks. It’s a great time of year! Make it a point to keep hydrated and lathered up with sunscreen. Take those precautions early so that the end of your day will be as enjoyable as the beginning. Sunburn or sun poisoning isn’t any fun and can become dangerous to your health. Drink plenty of water or Gatorade. Have fun in August and good fishing! Remember, as always, fishing is not just another hobby……it’s an ADVENTURE! Good Fishing, Captain Charlie Conner www.fishtalescharter.com captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com 772-284-3852 Photos: Alyssa had a great fishing adventure with redfish and trout on the flats in Fort Pierce this week.
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Fishing Report Provided by Fish Tales Charters - Charlie Conner
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July 25, 2014
Inshore: What a week of rainy weather! We dodged rain each day on the water and got cut short a few days when the storms rolled in early. It's been a wet week on the Treasure Coast! It's the rainy season, so expect afternoon thunderstorms to brew up each afternoon this time of year. We are still finding a variety of fish to enjoy on the river this week. Snapper have been the best bite while fishing on the channel edges, grass flats, docks and bridges of the river. There have been some nice size mangrove snapper in the mix for those looking for a great dinner fare. They are willing to hit CAL shad tails or live shrimp most days. Our trout bite has been decent most days on the grass flats. The largest trout of the week goes to Jason, who landed and released a fat 25" gator. Jason and Darrell teamed up for three redfish to top off a good morning on the water. The largest red of the week was 24' that Jason boated and released. Capt. Pat Wells and his son, Ethan, was down to visit over the weekend. Ethan landed a variety of fish that included snook, trout, pork fish, lots of snapper and a grouper. Dave and Cody were back on the water with me and found lots of snapper along with a variety of fish to make for a fun morning. Irene, Susan and John were back for another fishing adventure. We dodged rain all morning on a shortened trip, but caught a good variety of fish in spite of the rainy weather. With the warmer water, fish the shallow flats early with top water lures and move to the edges of the grass flats as the sun rises in three to five feet of water when looking for trout. DOA shrimp or CAL shad tails work great when trout fishing. Watch for the glass minnow schools out on the flats. They are super this time of year to help locate trout. Our redfish have been hanging under the mangroves and you have a chance at catching one any time of the day in those areas. There are lots of jacks around the river to bend your rods on when you find them. It's been a wet, but exciting week on the water! Remember, as always, fishing is not just another hobby……it’s an ADVENTURE! Good Fishing, Captain Charlie Conner www.fishtalescharter.com captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com 772-284-3852 Photos: Ethan Wells with his first snook caught while fishing docks in Fort Pierce. Jason with a 25" sea trout caught and released on the grass flats in Fort Pierce. Jason boated and released this 24" redfish on a beautiful Florida morning!
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