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Ft. Pierce Inshore - Offshore Report

Capt. Joe Ward
September 24, 2009
Fort Pierce - Saltwater Fishing Report

SEPTEMBER 24, 2009

INSHORE - Fishing has been good inshore for the anglers that were fishing between the rain storms -- both in the morning and afternoon. Plenty of trout has been reported this week at just about any place you found schools of glass minnows. The bait of choice has been soft plastic baits in the dark colors. The snook fishing remains good in the Ft. Pierce Inlet. Try drifting a live bait. Along the channel edges there is still a good snapper bite along with black drum and sheepshead. All of these fish are taking a live shrimp. Looking for a redfish with all the high tides has been hard. I did get a report of redfish up around the Queen's Cove area on the low tide and the fish were taking small crabs.

OFFSHORE - The ocean conditions this week haven't been the best but, the boats that are going are saying that the fishing has been pretty good. The kingfish are hitting on live baits in 30 to 70 feet of water. Most of the fish were under 30 pounds. Look for the dolphin to be scattered in 90 to 170 feet of water and they are taking live baits or a trolled ballyhoo. And, again this week there has been a lot of sailfish sighting to the south of the Ft. Pierce Inlet in 100 feet of water. Most of the hook ups are on ballyhoo. I have been getting reports of some small tuna -- mostly under 5 pounds and taking ballyhoo in that same area as the sailfish. The bottom fishing has been a little tough with the sea conditions but still a few reports of snapper, sea bass and trigger fish. Fish over the reefs and wrecks in 50 to 90 feet of water. Look for spanish mackerel, jacks and sharks around the schools of bait fish along the beaches.

JUNIOR TEEN ANGLERS - The next from shore fishing tournament for the Treasure Coast Chapter of Junior Teen Anglers is scheduled for Saturday -- October 3rd at Harbour Point Park. The Juniors will fish from 9 to 11am and then we will award trophies and goodie bags. For more info on joining Junior Teen Anglers you can call 772-201-5773 or go to the web at www.teenanglers.org

BRAGGING BOARD - On Saturday - September 19th Maxwell Higgins had a good day of fishing. After catching and releasing 5 small snook and a redfish Maxwell caught a 5lb. 10oz. tripletail. He was fishing to the south of the power lines and using a 7ft.m/h rod with 20 pound mono and a 25 pound fluorocarbon leader with a jig head and a live shrimp. He said it was a great catch and even better dinner. Maxwell is a member of the Treasure Coast Chapter of Teen Anglers.

If you would like to report a catch you can e-mail me at cward1160@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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