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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
December 30, 2005



Most of the past week was great weather for fishing. The weather
deteriorated by Thursday when the next front came through with lots
of westerly winds and some rain to slow down the fishing. It looks
like a great weekend ahead of us to start out the New Year!

The flats were alive on earlier this week, with large trout hitting
top water with some topping 28". The first few hours of daylight
will find them feeding in the shallow waters. Chartreuse colors have
been working best lately. I have had good luck with the Top Pups by

Redfish have remained steady on the flats moving up from the deeper
cuts as the water warms up in the mornings. Early mornings look for
them along the mangroves. Spoons and shallow runners have been
working on reds. Redfish have been in the slot range up to 27" this
week. Most of the flats north of the bridges in Fort Pierce have
held redfish on the east side.

Snook action was slower this week. Bob and I did manage to find some
juvenile linesiders feeding on glass minnows along the docks in Fort
Pierce. Early mornings will also find them along the flats and
mangroves with the help of top water or soft baits.

Croakers, sheephead, black drum and sand perch have been around the
bridges and rock piles in good numbers this week. Live or dead
shrimp have been the baits of choice. Jacks and ladyfish have
continued feeding all around the river.

Stop by the Fishing Center of St Lucie for your live or frozen bait
needs. Live shrimp or pinfish available along with all the frozen
bait choices. Bring in your reels for some new line to start out the
new year right! Just south of Seaway Drive on US-1 in Fort Pierce.

Tip of the Week:
Hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year! Good Fishing in

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

Good fishing and be safe,
Captain Charlie Conner

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capt. Charlie
I am thinking about comming down your way at the end of February. Can you recommend a reasonable place to stay that will accept my 19' Whaler in the parking lot. Also need to know where the boat ramps are that I can launch and any fishing info. This will be a fun trip by myself and all fish will be released.
Thanks Capt. Craig

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Capt Craig,
Dockside Inn in Fort Pierce is right on the water in the inlet and also has dockage to keep your boat. Ramps are just down the street there.

Here is their web site:


Good Fishing!
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