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December 22, 2005

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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It has been tough to get out most of the week due to wind and weather playing havoc all around us. Cooler temps are continuing to bring down the water temperatures. Fish will move to deeper water this time of year.

Trout will be biting on the flats in early mornings and then moving to deeper cuts in the river. Fish for them in 2-4 feet of water slowly. Fish slow down their metabolism as the water cools. They will eat less often so you must entice them to hit. Snook will also be feeding in early mornings on the flats before moving to deeper cuts along the mangroves, Once the top water opportunity passes, switch to spoons (Captain Mikes), soft baits (DOA CAL, glow shrimp or the new MirrOMinnow) or popping corks with live shrimp.

Redfish will be holding on the flats most of the day. They can tolerate temperature changes much better and will lay up on the flats to let the sun warms the water up. Gold spoons are always the best choice on the flats. Live pinfish or shimp will also work well.

Croakers and black drum have been the fish of choice this week. Live or dead shrimp works best. Look for them around the bridges and rock piles along the channels. Ladyfish, jacks and bluefish continue to harass bait fish all over the river. There is always a great variety of fish available along the Indian River!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Captain Charlie and Eva. It's the time of year to celebrate the season with family and friends. A special thanks to everyone who fished aboard Fish Tales this past year and made fishing FUN! Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Have a safe weekend. Remember, fishing is not just another hobby.....it's an ADVENTURE!

Good fishing and be safe,
Captain Charlie Conner

email me at: [email protected]
visit my web site at: www.fishtalescharter.com
772-344-3187 or 772-284-3852 (cell)[/color]
 
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