Good Action Around Ft. Pierce Inlet
Capt. Joe Ward
August 9, 2012
Fort Pierce - Saltwater Fishing Report
INSHORE - Most of the action has been around the Ft. Pierce Inlet with plenty of spanish mackerel, bluefish, jacks and small bonita. All you need is a small spoon or a flashy jig and find the bait schools. The catch and release snook action has also been good around the docks along the Ft. Pierce Inlet. Try using a small shrimp, mullet or a white bait. The best bite has been on the out going tide. The big trout and redfish are still around and feeding the best on pilchards and greenies. Try the islands to the north of the North Bridge and fish in 3 to 5 feet of water on the first half of the out going tide. The snapper bite has been good along the channel edges when using a small live shrimp. Most of the fish were between 1 and 2 pounds.
OFFSHORE - The offshore fishing has been a little on the slow side except for the cobia bite. A good number of the fish caught were in the 20 to 40 pound range and were caught along the beach with most of the fish taking live bait. The dolphin have been scattered from 80 to 300 feet of water and most fish were caught on a ballyhoo. I am still getting a lot of reports of sailfish jumping but not a lot of hook ups. If it is kingfish you are looking for then you need to try the North Beach area in 30 to 50 feet of water and slow troll a live bait like a pilchard, greenie or a mullet. The bottom fishing has been slow due to the cold water temps. The tarpon are on the beaches and they are chasing the schools of bait. Try first light and again just before dark. A live mullet has been the way to go.
TREASURE COAST CASTERS - The Senior Division (12 to 18 age group) have an inshore tournament on Sunday - August 12th. The Junior Division (5 to 11 age group) has a from shore tournament on Sunday - August 19th. Treasure Coast Casters is a Non-Profit, Volunteer based, No-fee fishing club. If you have a someone in the age divisions above and they would like to fish with us you can call 772-201-5773 or e-mail [email protected]. Check back for all the results.
If you would like to report a catch you can call me at 772-201-5770 or send me an e-mail at [email protected]. You can also reach me on the web at www.captjoeward.com
Capt. Joe Ward
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