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Ft. Pierce Inshore - Offshore Forecast

Capt. Joe Ward
March 15, 2012
Fort Pierce - Saltwater Fishing Report


INSHORE - The inshore fishing should be turning to the summer patterns as the water has been warm most of the winter and this will make everything happen earlier. Look for a good trout and redfish bite on the flats. Try using a soft plastic bait like a D.O.A. Shrimp or a C.A.L. in a light color early in the day and then go to live baits like white baits or a shrimp. Try places like the Moorings Flats, Harbor Branch or from Bear Point south to Herman's Bay. Look for the snapper to move into the Ft. Pierce Inlet and along the channel edges. A small live shrimp will be your bait of choice. The snook bite should also be good around the Turning Basin and at the area's bridges. Try using a live pinfish or pigfish and fish around the fenders of the bridges.

OFFSHORE - Everybody will be looking for the first dolphin run and with the warm winter we had it should be a good one. Depending on the seas the dolphin could be in as close as 50 feet and out as deep as 400 feet. A skirted ballyhoo in yellow/green or pink/white will be a good choice. Keep checking with your local bait & tackle for daily reports. The kingfish should be hanging around the Offshore Bar in 70 to 90 feet of water and taking slow trolled live baits or spoons with strip baits. The bottom fishing should be good around the full moon when fishing over the reefs and wrecks. Use either a live bait or a piece of cut bait. Also, look for some cobia to show up towards the middle of the month.

TREASURE COAST CASTERS - The next from shore fishing tournament for the Treasure Coast Casters Junior Division (5 to 11 age group) will be on Saturday - March 24th. The next inshore tournament for the Treasure Coast Casters Senior Division (12 to 18 age group) will be on Sunday - April 15th. Treasure Coast Casters is a free fishing club! There is never a fee to fish. If you would like more info you can call 772-201-5773 or e-mail cward11605@aol.com

Capt. Joe Ward
Capt. Joe's River Charters
772-201-5770

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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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