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Ft. Pierce Inshore - Offshore Report

Capt. Joe Ward
November 6, 2008
Fort Pierce - Saltwater Fishing Report

NOVEMBER 6, 2008

INSHORE - You can tell that it is November with all the north and northeast winds and the cooler temps. The cooler temps are making the water temps drop and we all know what that does to the fish. My suggestion is to fish the deeper cuts and holes and to fish your baits slower. Most of the reports this week have come from anglers fishing from docks and the bridges. There has been plenty of sand perch, sheepshead and snapper and they have been taking live shrimp. The docks along both North and South Indian River Drive have been a good place for catch and release trout, small snook and some slot size redfish. The snook action has slowed some in the Turning Basin and the Ft. Pierce Inlet. There were only a few reports and they said they got their fish using a jig or a live shrimp. With either one remember to bump it along on the bottom.

OFFSHORE - The offshore story is still the same -- rough sea conditions has made the fishing tough for the boats smaller than 40 feet. I did get reports of a few sailfish and scattered dolphin. The bite started in 130 feet of water to the north of the Ft. Pierce Inlet. Most of these fish were caught on ballyhoo.

TEEN ANGLERS - The weather did not cooperate on Sunday morning with 64 degrees and pouring rain. The inshore tournament was canceled. The next monthly inshore tournament for the Treasure Coast Teen Anglers will be on Sunday -- November 16th. If you would like info on joining Teen Anglers or being a boat volunteer just go to the web at www.teenanglers.org

JUNIOR TEEN ANGLERS - The weather did cooperate for a little while on Saturday morning and they did get their from shore tournament in. The weather did keep a lot of the Juniors at home but our of 15 Juniors they caught 8 different species of fish.

In the 5 to 8 age group
1st place - Neeley Bankston - age 5 - Port St. Lucie - Allapattah Flats K-8
2nd place - Caleb Greer - age 8 - Port St. Lucie - St. Andrews
3rd place - Leah Pruitt - age 6 - Ft. Pierce - Fairlawn Elem.

In the 9 to 11 age group
1st place - Richard Henson - age 9 - Ft. Pierce - Fairlawn Elem.
2nd place - Cade Larson - age 11 - Palm City - Palm City Elem.
3rd place - Carson Moore - age 11 - Palm City - Hidden Oaks Middle

The biggest fish of the tournament went to Cade Larson for his 1lb. 14oz. ladyfish. All the fish were released. Our next scheduled from shore tournament will be held on Jan. 10, 2009 at Harbour Pointe Park in Ft. Pierce. For more info you can go to the web at www.teenanglers.org or call 772-201-5773.

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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347 Kaye Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34947-1535
Phone: 772-201-5770
Alt. Phone: 772-461-1335
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