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Ft. Pierce Inshore - Offshore Report

Capt. Joe Ward
June 25, 2010
Fort Pierce - Saltwater Fishing Report

JUNE 25, 2010

INSHORE - The inshore fishing has been slow this week due the hot weather but, if you got up early enough and were out before 1st light then you may have caught a few nice trout. They have been on the flats at Harbor Branch and the Moorings to the north and around Bear Point to the south. A live pigfish has been the way to go but they have also been taking a live shrimp fished under a popping cork. The catch and release snook bite has remained steady when fishing in the Ft. Pierce Inlet. A live croaker fished on the bottom has been the way to go. There has been a fair amount of snapper along the channel edges and they have been taking small live shrimp. There are a few redfish up along the docks at St. Lucie Village and around Jack Island. Try a gold spoon or a live shrimp.

OFFSHORE - The dolphin bite is still hit or miss and there have been fish from 60 to 350 feet of water. We did have a few nice ones last weekend. Most of the dolphin were caught on a small ballyhoo and it was a 50/50 split about the skirt. The ones that did use a skirt used the green/yellow ones. The kingfish are still here and taking live mullet. Try from 15 to 40 feet of water. We did have 2 nice size wahoo come into the docks with the biggest one going 28 pounds. They were caught in 140 feet of water to the north of the Ft. Pierce Inlet. The snapper bite should remain steady during the full moon. The snapper have been taking both live and cut baits. Along the beaches there is spanish mackerel, bluefish and a few tarpon have been showing up to the north of the Ft. Pierce Inlet.

TEEN ANGLERS & JUNIOR TEEN ANGLERS - The Teen Anglers & Junior Teen Anglers will be at the GRAND OPENING of the new WEST MARINE in Stuart -- 2506 S.E. Federal Highway on Saturday -- July 10th and Sunday July 11th. On Sunday -- the 11th West Marine will donate 5% of its sales to National Teen Anglers. Please come out on Sunday -- the 11th and support the Teen Anglers & Junior Teen Anglers. We will have info on how to join Teen Anglers for the 12 to 18 age group and for the Junior Teen Anglers for the 5 to 11 age group. Teen Anglers is a not-for-profit and everything is done by donations. www.teenanglers.org

BRAGGING BOARD - Last Saturday David Stone caught a 37 pound dolphin in 180 feet of water straight out of the Ft. Pierce Inlet. He was using a small ballyhoo. I got an e-mail from Mark Alsum about the snook he had been catching and releasing at the Ft. Pierce Jetty. He said he caught 7 snook in 3 days using a live croaker as bait. From the pics it looks like all the fish would have been way over the slot.

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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