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Ft. Pierce Inshore - Offshore Report

Capt. Joe Ward
August 24, 2012
Fort Pierce - Saltwater Fishing Report

AUGUST 24, 2012

INSHORE - The best action has been in the Ft. Pierce Inlet with schools of baits being attached by spanish mackerel, jacks and bonita's. All you need is something small and shinny. There has also been a fairly good trout bite around the Queen's Cove and Jack Island areas. The best time has been at first light. The redfish bite has slowed down with only a few fish being reported this week. These fish came from around the docks along South Indian River Drive. Try a gold spoon or a live shrimp. The catch and release snook action has been steady in the Ft. Pierce Inlet at night and on the falling tide. Try a live bait like a mullet, pigfish or a medium size live shrimp. The snapper bite has been good when fishing along the channel edges both to the north and south of the bridges. A small live shrimp or a small white bait has been the way to go.

OFFSHORE - Not a lot of action to report for the most part but a few scattered dolphin did come into the docks this week. They were caught in 160 to 200 feet of water out from the power plant and on ballyhoo. I also had several small wahoo in the 15 pound range come into the docks. The were caught in 200 feet of water to the north of the Ft. Pierce Inlet on a high speed trolled ballyhoo. The kingfish bite has been good in the afternoon in 30 to 50 feet if water on a live mullet. The bottom fishing has been good over the wrecks and reefs when using a live or cut bait.

TREASURE COAST CASTERS - The Treasure Coast Casters Senior Division held their monthly inshore tournament on Sunday - August 12th. In the Middle School Division - 1st place - Savannah Ward, 2nd place Trace Meding and 3rd place - Andrew Evans. In the High School Division - 1st place - Colton Surrency, 2nd place - DJ Markowski and 3rd place - Shane Surrency. Biggest fish of the tournament trophy and prizes went to Savannah Ward for her 2lb. 12oz. trout. The Treasure Coast Casters Junior Division held it's 1st tournament of the new season on Sunday - August 19th. 1st place - Mackenzie Tessier, 2nd place - Marcus Schubart and 3rd place - Brayden Adams. Biggest fish trophy went to Mackenzie Tessier.

Treasure Coast Casters Senior Division is for the 12 to 18 age group and TCC Junior Division is for the 5 to 11 age group. For more info call 772-201-5773 or send an e-mail to cward11605@aol.com or visit the website at www.treasurecoastcasters.org

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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