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Ft. Pierce Inshore - Offshore Report

Capt. Joe Ward
September 15, 2011
Fort Pierce - Saltwater Fishing Report

12, 2011

INSHORE - Everyone has been looking for snook and there has been plenty to be found. The only problems is finding one in the slot. Most of the snook reported have been over or under the 28 to 32 inch slot. The hot spots this past week has been the Taylor Creek Spillway, the docks along the Ft. Pierce Inlet and around both the North and South Bridges. The top baits have been croakers, pinfish, pigfish and mullet. A lot of smaller fish were caught on a live shrimp. The trout bite has slowed down a little but the redfish bite remains good. There has been plenty of dirty water to slow things down but the most productive place has been the area down around the Power Plant. Try a live shrimp for the redfish and a pigfish for the trout. There is still plenty of snapper along the channel edges and they are taking small live shrimp. The finger mullet have been everywhere and the flounder will take a small one. The bite was fairly good at the South Jetty over the weekend.

OFFSHORE - Not a lot to talk about over the weekend however, I did have reports of a few dolphin being caught in 180 to 200 feet of water. Most of the fish were under 20 pounds. There is still a good number of sailfish starting in 80 feet of water. The sails were hitting on ballyhoo and live baits if you were lucky enough to find some. The kingfish, cuda's and bonita have been about the best action. Try to the north of the Ft. Pierce Inlet in 40 to 70 feet of water. The kings that were caught over the weekend were taking ribbonfish. The bottom fishing has been steady over the reefs and wrecks for AJ's, snapper, sea bass and a few grouper. Try both live and cut baits.

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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