Fishing Report from For Shore Fishing.
Capt. Charlie Conner/Fish Tales Charters
June 17, 2017
Well, we went from drought to deluge! Much needed rains have been arriving daily on the Treasure Coast lately. It put a halt to most of the fishing, but we certainly welcomed the wet weather. The rainy season arrived in full force and the water temps have cooled down into the 70’s. Watch the forecasts and plan your fishing adventures accordingly, reports Capt. Charlie Conner of Fish Tales Charters (772-284-3852). http://www.fishtalescharter.com.
We did get out earlier in the week just before the rains hit the area hard. Don, Sherman, and Art were back this month and brought their golfing buddy, Marty with them. The guys caught some nice trout along with keeper mangrove snapper and other assorted species to make for a fun day. We then got off the water before the first rains of the day moved into the area, Conner reports.
The speckled trout bite picked up this week on the grass flats. D.O.A. Deadly Combos will work great to locate the trout. We’ve also found some nice mangrove snapper hanging around the docks this week. Tbe largest fish measured 16 inches. Fishing should remain good, but watch the weather, Conner said.
Rainy weather makes for a good time to check your equipment. Consider oiling reels, checking guides, and also cleaning out those spaces you store lures and assorted other tackle. Also, don’t forget that safety equipment on the boat. Expiration dates of emergency flares are often that one forgotten thing you just know will be checked on a safety inspection. You should also check that first aid kit to make sure everything is stocked and usable in case of an emergency, Conner reports.
Capt. Charlie Conner, a Fort Pierce based fishing guide, has over 25 years experience fishing Florida’s Indian River Lagoon from Stuart, Fort Pierce, and Port St. Lucie to Titusville. Conner is a licensed Coast Guard Master Captain specializing in light tackle fishing for such species as snook, redfish, and speckled trout along the flats and islands of the Indian River.