February Fishing Forecast

Subject: February Fishing Forecast 

February Fishing Forecast

The last couple of Februarys have been fairly mild. Taking advantage of the light wind conditions the last couple of seasons we have done very well fishing the inshore reefs along the beaches for a variety of species using live shrimp. in water depths ranging from 12-20 feet, sheepshead, snapper, spanish, and blues are readily available within close proximity to the inlets. It is not uncommon for anglers to catch 10 species or more. John Taylor fishing with his son Buck and grandson Ben lead the way with a 16 species day including a 6 pound permit a few weeks ago.

In the river the docks and mangrove shorelines will continue to yield sheepshead, black drum and reds.Depending on the water temperature the deeper channel edges will produce good catches of sheepshead, mutton snapper, as well as grouper, pompano, spanish, jacks and ladyfish. Fishing in deeper water will produce better results on most days.

The deeper grass flats both north and south of the inlet will produce trout and pompano though sometimes its hard to fight your way through the jacks and ladyfish to get to the more glamorous species.

It should be a fun month to bend a rod and get some sun.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Be well,

Capt. Charlie Fornabio

772 360 7647




Cooler air and water temperatures are finally here!  Decembers weather is a welcome relief.  Redfish,trout and snook will be plentiful along the mangrove shorelines. Fishing with live shrimp along the channel edges, docks and deeper drop offs will produce Sheepshead, snappers,groupers and black drum. We will also catch pompano, bluefish and spanish on the deeper flats near the inlets.  Artificial lures such as the DOA shrimp and CALs and Docs goofy jigs will produce good numbers of strikes fished in these areas.  Pompano bluefish and spanish will available in and around the inlet usually around Thanksgiving and lasting through april.
All gear and license are included and all ages and skill levels are welcome.


Captain Charlie Fornabio
772 360 7647


Fall 2014

Fall is here! The mullet run is in full swing. Tarpon and snook fishing will be good as the mullet migrate along our coast through october. The sebastian river has a very good tarpon fishery this time of year. We will also find tarpon around the mouths of the inlets and along the beaches as they gorge themselves on the migrating baitfish. Inshore, the deeper grass flats will provide the opportunity for trout, redfish,spanish,blues,snappers and groupers. let me guide you to a great day fishing.
The best way to reach me is via text or phone. 772 360 7647
Captain Charlie

june / july forecast

Summer is right around the corner and hot weather means hot fishing.

INSHORE fishing will offer snook, redfish and trout early in the mornings on top water lures. Chug bugs,Zara spooks, DOA Bait busters and Air heads will work best at first light through about 7:30 am. As the sun gets higher the fish will move into slightly deeper water. I like to switch to Yozuri 3D minnows, DOA CAL Jerk baits and Glow shrimp. The key is to get out early and take advantage of the low light and cool air. Watch for bait schools and fish close to them. Diversified bottom contour such as sandy pot holes amongst the grassy bottom provide ambush points for our target species.

NEARSHORE fishing along the beaches will offer tarpon, kings, false Albacore, permit & spanish  look for schools of glass minnows and pods of threadfin herring. Watch for birds working the bait schools. This fishing can be really exciting jumping from school to school, chasing the fish as they herd and crash the pods.

The BOILS at the outflow of the St Lucie Power plant will hold big snook,snapper, reds Tarpon and Permit. Weather permitting (calm seas) this fishery can be world class. I hope this brief synopsis of our summer fishery gets you psyched. I’m  ready to guide you to a great day on the water.
Hope to see you soon
Capt Charlie Fornabio
772 360 7647






May is here! Water temperatures are now solidly over 70 degrees and the fishery is shifting toward bigger bait and bigger fish. Mullet and Pilchards are starting to show along the shorelines and sandbars.  There will be snook,trout and redfish following these schools of bait as they move in and around the Indian river. Standard top water lures such as Zara Spooks and Chug Bugs will take fish early and then we usually switch to DOA CALS and Glow Shrimp after the sun is above the horizon. Nothing beats having a fish crash a top water lure at first light. Live baits including Pilchards and Greenies are excellent choices fished on the flats, mangrove shorelines and around the inlet.