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Ft. Pierce Inshore - Offshore Report

Capt. Joe Ward
September 17, 2010
Fort Pierce - Saltwater Fishing Report

SEPTEMBER 17, 2010

INSHORE - The inshore fishing has been steady even with the wind this week. There has been a good trout bite to the north around the Harbor Branch - Round Island area's. First thing in the morning or late in the afternoon has been the best time. In the AM try a small top water bait or a CAL bait in a light color. In the late afternoon use a live shrimp fished under a popping cork or a live finger mullet. Snook season opened with a few over the slot fish coming from the Ft. Pierce Inlet. I only heard of 2 keeper fish and all were caught on live pinfish. The redfish bite has steady along the docks of South Indian River Dr. The fish were caught on live shrimp as well as artificial's. The snapper bite has continued to be good when fishing along the channel edges and using live shrimp. Most of the fish were 2lb. or under. The flounder bite had been steady when fishing on the sandy flats. Most of the fish were caught on live shrimp. Also, plenty of jacks and ladyfish to keep us busy.

OFFSHORE - Not to much to report his week due to the big seas. A few bottom fish have been reported on the nicer days -- snapper, grouper, sea bass and others. Most were caught on pieces of cut bait. A few kings were reported coming from the Offshore Bar in 90 feet of water and they were caught on live baits. Not much else to report.

TEEN ANGLER RESULTS - Sunday - September 12th was the 1st inshore tournament of the new school year for the Treasure Coast Chapter of Teen Anglers. There was a total of 30 Teen's fishing. Teen Anglers is for the 12 to 18 age group and Junior Teen Anglers is for the 5 to 11 age group.

In the Middle School division
1st place - Dylora Kohler - Southern Oaks Middle School - 5lb. 5oz. flounder
2nd place - Colton Hester - Forest Grove Middle School - 3lb. 8oz. redfish
3rd place - Lane Burton - St. Andrews - 3lb. 6oz. redfish

In the High School division
1st place - Shane Surrency - Lincoln Park Academy - 1lb. 13oz. black drum
2nd place - Pierce Hostetler - Westwood High - 1lb. 8oz. snapper
3rd place - Taylor Meding - St. Lucie West Centinnial High - 1lb. 7oz. trout

Biggest fish of the tournament trophy went to Dylora Kohler and she also received a $50 gift certificate to West Marine.

If you have a boat and can volunteer on Sunday morning a month to take a Teen Angler fishing -- call 772-201-5773 or e-mail cward11605@aol.com Teen Angler's website is www.teenanglers.org

If you have a catch to report 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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347 Kaye Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34947-1535
Phone: 772-201-5770
Alt. Phone: 772-461-1335
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