Fishing ReportsSoutheast

South Indian River

Inshore: It has been another week of awesome weather and good fishing on the Treasure Coast! Some windy conditions and a few rain clouds in the mix, but overall fair weather has been the norm lately. The temperatures have become milder and that has cooled the water off as well. Fall has arrived and that means the snow birds are heading south for the winter. It’s a great time to get in some fishing!


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Photo: John showing off a nice slot redfish that he caught while fishing along the mangroves in Fort Pierce. –

We have had a good mix of fish around the area and that has kept anglers busy catching. We have found redfish around docks, mangroves and grass flats. The redfish population continues to grow each year. Lots of over size fish have been caught this year around the river. DOA shrimp, CAL paddle tails and live or cut bait has all worked great on the redfish this year. Snook have been around the jetties, docks and sea walls. Feather jigs, DOA bait busters and live bait can all get you into the action. Don’t forget top water lures for redfish, snook and trout this time of year. Trout have been on all the usual grass flats.

Lots of other species are spread all over the river this week. Snapper, jacks, ladyfish and mackerel are just a few of the many species available to anglers this month. Look for the first arrivals of pompano to show up this month as well. Small shiny lures work very well on all these species when they are feeding around the area. Look for birds and top water action to help you locate many of these fish. The surf will be yielding pompano and whiting this time of year. Any remnants of the mullet run will be good to fish for snook, jacks and bluefish. There will be tarpon around these bait fish, too. It’s an awesome time of year to enjoy the fishing along the Treasure Coast!

It’s another great month to fish along the Treasure Coast! Have fun and get out fishing soon!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby….it’s an ADVENTURE!!

Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner