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Ft. Pierce Inshore - Offshore Report

Capt. Joe Ward
October 16, 2008
Fort Pierce - Saltwater Fishing Report

October 16, 2008

INSHORE - There is not a lot to report this week between the strong NE winds and all the dirty water from the fresh water runoff. Just about the only anglers that have been out this week are the die hard anglers that fish no matter what. Most of the other anglers stayed close to home and tried to catch up on the honey do list. Reports from the anglers that did fish were that they launched at Round Island which is a good place to fish around the spoil islands and stay out of the wind. The reported included scattered trout, small snook, ladyfish and all the jacks you could catch. Most of these fish were caught on live baits. The snook action has been steady around the docks in the Ft. Pierce Inlet. Try fishing a live mullet or a pinfish on the tide changes. I am still getting a few reports about the snook up in Taylor Creek. Most of the fish were caught on a live bait like a mullet and several were over the slot.

OFFSHORE - The only offshore reports I have are from last weekend when the sea conditions were a lot better. We had dolphin from 8 to 20 pounds come into the docks and they were caught in 150 to 300 feet of water on a ballyhoo. Several anglers brought back some kingfish that were caught in 70 to 80 feet of water and were caught on a live bait. We did have several sailfish reported in 100 feet of water and they were taking a naked ballyhoo. We have several tripletail from 6 to 15 pounds come into the docks and they were caught at the cans just outside the Ft. Pierce Inlet on a live shrimp and a trol-rite hook. As for this week it has been pretty much a blow out with the NE winds from 15 to 30 mph and the seas have been 6 to 8 feet.

TEEN ANGLERS - This Sunday -- Oct. 19th is the next inshore fishing tournament for the Treasure Coast Chapter of Teen Anglers. A mandatory meeting will be held on Saturday -- Oct. 18th. Teen Anglers is for the 12 to 18 age group. For more info on joining Teen Anglers go to the web at www.teenanglers.org

JUNIOR TEEN ANGLERS - The next from shore fishing tournament for the Treasure Coast Chapter of Junior Teen Anglers will be held on Saturday -- Nov. 1st. We will fish from 9am until 11am then award trophies. Junior Teen Anglers is for the 5 to 11 age group. For more info go to the web at www.teenanglers.org

If you would like to report a catch you can e-mail me at cward11605@aol.com or call me at 772-201-5770. You can also reach me on the web at www.captjoeward.com

Capt. Joe Ward
Capt. Joe's River Charters

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Capt. Joe Ward has been fishing the inshore waters of Ft. Pierce for over 40 years and is one of the most productive fishing guides in the Ft. Pierce area. His knowledge and attention to detail will insure your next guided trip to be a success. Whether you are a seasoned tournament fisherman, a family, a group of good friends looking for a special day to remember, or you just want to catch your first snook, then Capt. Joe's River Charters is the right choice for you. We welcome children and pay

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Capt. Joe's River Charters
347 Kaye Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34947-1535
Phone: 772-201-5770
Alt. Phone: 772-461-1335
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