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Ft. Pierce Inshore - Offshore Report

Capt. Joe Ward
January 12, 2012
Fort Pierce - Saltwater Fishing Report

January 11, 2011

INSHORE - The inshore fishing has been good over the last couple of weeks. There are tons of spanish mackerel, bluefish and jacks in and around the Ft. Pierce Inlet and in the Turning Basin. They will hit on anything shinny. The sheepshead and black drum bite remains good when fishing with live shrimp and around structure. There has been a fairly good flounder bite at the Ft. Pierce Jetty when fishing a live shrimp on the bottom. A few report of pompano in the surf down around Normandy Beach with a clam or a sand flea being the baits of choice. The snapper bite along the channel edges has slowed a little but if you can find them they will take a live shrimp. The redfish bite has been good around the Queen's Cove area but the fish are being picky and not feeding as much as usual. The catch and release snook action has been goon in the Ft. Pierce Inlet when fishing a live bait on the bottom. The trout bite has been good to the north in the river with most of the trout being on the small side.

OFFSHORE - The sailfish bite is still going strong almost straight out of the Ft. Pierce Inlet. Several oats had over 20 releases last week. Most of the fish were in 80 to 120 feet of water. We had several kingfish come into the docks this past weekend. They were caught in 60 feet of water and most were under 20 pounds. The bottom fishing the reefs and wrecks has been good with snapper, sheepshead and big AJ's being caught.

TREASURE COAST CASTETRS - The Treasure Coast Casters Junior Division held their from shore tournament this past Saturday. The kids caught and released a total of 40 fish. 1st place - Kaitlyn Ward, 2nd place Mackenzie Tessier and 3rd place went to Jessica Eastland. If you have a child between the ages of 5 and 11 and would like for them to fish with the Treasure Coast Casters - you can call 772-201-5773 or e-mail cward11605@aol.com for more info. The Senior Division are holding an inshore tournament this weekend. The senior division is for the 12 to 18 age group - contact info above.

If you would like to report a catch you can call me at 772-201-5770 or e-mail me at cward11605@aol.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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