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Ft. Pierce Inshore - Offshore Report

Capt. Joe Ward
July 12, 2010
Fort Pierce - Saltwater Fishing Report

JULY 11, 2010

INSHORE - The inshore fishing has been a little slow this week but, if you went before daylight or right before dark you can expect to find plenty of trout and catch and release snook action. After dark try the lighted docks for the best action and free line a live shrimp or a small live bait like a greenie, a pinfish or pigfish. During the day there has been a steady catch and release snook bite in the Ft. Pierce Inlet on the falling tide and a live bait fished on the bottom has been the way to go. The channel markers to the south of the power lines have been producing a few tripletail and a live shrimp has been the bait of choice.

OFFSHORE - The dolphin have been scattered from 40 to 300 feet of water and taking both naked and skirted ballyhoo. The cobia bite is still good with several ones coming into the docks this weekend. Most were caught between 30 and 60 feet of water and a live bait seemed to work the best. On Saturday we had 12 boats that had multiple sailfish hook ups. Most were in about 100 feet of water and they were both to the north and south of the Ft. Pierce Inlet -- one angler said they were just everywhere! Bottom fishing over the reefs and wrecks has been a little slow. There were a few AJ's, snapper and a few grouper reported.

BRAGGING BOARD - Rick & Lynda Thurman & the Doug, Holly & RJ Gillaim families from North Carolina were in Ft. Pierce for the annual 2 week stay here at the Dockside Inn. During their stay they caught and released a total of 127 fish and Holly caught and released her 1st snook! Guy Harrell caught a 13.4 pound dolphin in 54 feet of water on Saturday and it was good enough for a 2nd place finish in the CFOFC's monthly tournament. Wally Schultz took 1st place with his 19.9 pound dolphin and it was caught in 112 feet of water. Today I had Don (grandpa), Russ (dad) and 7 year old Logan Ronchi (son/grandson) on the boat with me. Logan had never fished before and he caught a total of 4 nice trout, a few snapper and a catfish. Logan & Russ were visiting from California. Connor Kelley stopped by to weigh a cobia he caught in 53 feet of water on a live sardine. The fish weighed 39 pounds.

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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