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Ft. Pierce Inshore -Offshore Report

Capt. Joe Ward
March 23, 2010
Fort Pierce - Saltwater Fishing Report

March 23, 2010

INSHORE - This past week has been another week of winds and cold water temps. We did have a couple of nice days. The fishing did remain steady for sheepshead, black drum, bluefish and trout. The trout bite has been good in 4 to 6 feet of water around the Queen's Cove area, Round Island and dock line along South Indian River Drive -- places you could tuck up out of the wind. There have also been a few redfish mixed in with the trout. Most of the trout and redfish were caught on artificial baits like a D.O.A. Shrimp or a soft plastic bait from MirrOLure and remember to fish it very slowly. The sheepshead bite remains good around the area bridges and around the docks. Most of the anglers have been using live shrimp. There are still a good number of bluefish, jacks and a few spanish mackerel in the Ft. Pierce Inlet and in the Turning Basin. Most of these fish are hitting spoons. There has been a fair number of weakfish and whiting for the anglers fishing in the surf. A small piece of fresh dead shrimp is the way to go.

OFFSHORE - Not too much to report here as only a few boats got out last week. On Saturday we did have a handful of boats go out and most reported knock downs but not too much was caught. One boat did have 2 kingfish and said they were caught in 60 feet of water. One angler reported seeing a few dolphin in about 120 to 140 feet of water. Along the beaches there are plenty of spanish mackerel, jacks and bluefish to keep you busy.

BRAGGING BOARD - On Sunday I had Mason King and his dad Ken on the boat with me. Mason had won an inshore trip with me back in December at a Junior Teen Anglers Tournament. With all the cold weather and high winds we had to keep rescheduling the trip. Well, it paid off for them on Sunday. Between Mason & Ken they caught and released 32 fish. There was a mix of sheepshead to 3 pounds, several nice black drum, some jacks and a really nice redfish caught by Ken. Mason did out fish his dad by two fish -- he had 17 and his dad had 15. Al the fish were caught on live shrimp.

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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