South Indian River Fishing Report 4/12
April weather has been lots of windy days and a lot more chances of rain ahead. It’s always a challenge in April, but the fishing has been good with a good variety of species to enjoy. Watch the weather and plan your outdoor adventures with care. May is almost here and things will settle down into the summer patterns.
It was a busy week with lots of returning friends along with some new ones. Tim, Ashlyn and Colton were out for some fishing on a windy morning. Tim topped off the morning with a nice snook while fishing around the bridges. Rick and Rob found snook, bluefish and mackerel to make for a fun day. The guys caught ten mackerel to finish out the day. Casey, Nick, Brandon and Collin a good variety of fish including mackerel, croakers, sheepshead, snapper and others. Don, Stacy and Eli had a good morning with croakers, sheepshead, snapper and others to make for a fun day for Eli! Amie, Brandi, Cadence and Taylor enjoyed the sun and had fun feeding the fish on a sunny afternoon excursion. Jim, Miles, Lauren and Amie had a fun day in spite of winds and rain everywhere. Jim caught a nice big pompano and Amie landed a big goliath grouper. Lauren added a sheepshead and mackerel along with Miles, who had an assortment of fish to enjoy. It was another fun week on the water!
Lots of mackerel have been coming into the inlet with the tides. Small shiny lures are best for them. There are still some nice sheepshead around the river. We are still getting croakers on the incoming tides. Snook around the bridges and jetties has been good when you can fish there. Winds dictate a lot on what you can do and where you can go. The trout and redfish bite should be picking up soon. Try the DOA Deadly Combo when trying to locate fish on the grass flats. Have fun this month and watch out for the weather!
Remember, fishing is not just another hobby….it’s an ADVENTURE!
Thanks and Good Fishing!
Captain Charlie Conner