October 11, 2010

Indian River Madness

While on a business trip to Orlando, Rob and I got to go out for a day of fishing on the Indian River. We made the hour and a half drive from Orlando to Ft. Pierce where we met up with Captain Charlie Conner of Fish Tales Charters ( http://www.fishtalescharter.com/ ). We started early and we had fast action for most of the day. We started out fishing a sea wall and Rob hooked up with a ladyfish right away. After spending some time there we moved and fished some docs where we both caught Redfish and Rob all but landed a snook. It got off right at the boat! We then hit the flats where we had success catching spotted sea trout and jack crevalle. I also caught a small flounder. After that we hit a few more docs where we slammed the sheephead and more jacks. Once you catch a sheephead, the name makes total sense. You look at there mouth and its chuck full of teeth that a sheep would have. I've never seen anything like it! We also caught some hard head catfish, gag grouper, mangrove snapper, pufferfish, pinfish and black drum. We had multiple doubles during the day with several species. It was unbelievable! We used live bait at times and also threw some swim baits and jigs. Capt. Charlie knew his stuff and it was one of the fastest fishing days I've ever had! We caught 13 different species of fish in 1 day! We also saw manatee's and dolphins which was a cool experience. If you're ever in the Orlando area and are looking to go fishing, call Capt. Charlie and rest assured, you'll have tight lines all day. Trust me, Disney World has nothing on the kind of day we had out on the water!

Beautiful Sunrise.


Rob's biggest redfish of the day.

My biggest redfish of the day.

Speckled trout double
Black Drum


Sheephead Double

Mangrove Snapper

Gag Grouper

Jack Crevalle double

My biggest Jack Crevalle of the day.

Hardhead Catfish

Hardhead catfish

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