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Ft. Pierce Inshore - Offshore Report

Capt. Joe Ward
May 26, 2011
Fort Pierce - Saltwater Fishing Report

MAY 25, 2011

INSHORE - The trout bite has been red hot first thing in the morning - from daylight to about 8am. Try places like Bear Point, Herman's Bay and Queen's Cove. The bait of choice seems to be pilchards or a top water bait. After 8am a live shrimp fished under a popping cork is the way to go. There are still plenty of redfish action around the docks along South Indian River Drive. A live shrimp will be a good choice. The snapper bite along the channel edges and around the local bridges has also picked up. A mojarra or a live shrimp are the best baits to use. The catch and release snook action remains steady in the Ft. Pierce Inlet for anglers using a live bait fished on the bottom.

OFFSHORE - The dolphin bite has slowed down some but there has still been a lot of fish being caught. The magic number seems to be 160 to 200 feet of water. Try trolling a ballyhoo or slow troll a live bait. The kingfish are still being caught in 50 to 80 feet of water on live baits. The bottom fishing over the reefs and wrecks remains steady when using both live and cut baits. I did have several nice tuna and wahoo come into the docks by anglers who were dolphin fishing in 160 to 200 feet of water.

JUNIOR TEEN ANGLERS - Saturday - June 4th will be the last from shore fishing tournament for the Treasure Coast Chapter of Junior Teen Angler for this school year. All of the from shore tournaments are held at Harbour Pointe Park in Ft. Pierce. Junior Teen Anglers is for the 5 to 11 age group. If you would like your child to fish with us just call 772-201-5773 or go to the web at www.teenanglers.org

BRAGGING BOARD - Christopher King and family were here for a vacation when he made a great catch. Christopher and his two sons -- Adam & Justin were fishing in 400 feet of water when Christopher caught and released a blue marlin. They were in 400 feet of water and fishing straight out of the Ft. Pierce Inlet. The marlin was caught on a blue/white skirted ballyhoo. The most amazing thing was that after over an hour of fighting the fish on 20 pound test line they got it along side the boat for pictures. His son Justin is in the picture with the marlin.

If you have a catch to report you can e-mail me at [email protected] or call me at 772-201-5773. 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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