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FL
United States
27° 28' 17.112" N, 80° 16' 4.188" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Capt Joe Ward's River Charters - Cammie Ward
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October 23, 2014
INSHORE - The inshore fishing remains steady for most anglers who are fishing just before first light for trout and again right before dusk. The trout have moved out just a little to the deeper cuts. Before daylight try a top water bait and after about 8am switch to a live shrimp fished under a popping cork. The best places have been at Bear Point to the south and up around Harbor Branch to the north. The snook bite continues to be good for the anglers fishing the last hour of the out going tide and the first hour of the in coming tide. The snook have been around both the bridges and in the Ft. Pierce Inlet. A live bait like a pinfish, pigfish or a finger mullet have been hard to beat. With the water temps dropping a little it should not be long before you will want to start using a Flair Hawk and bounce it off the bottom. The redfish have been in the Ft. Pierce Inlet for the last few days and most of the fish have been in the slot. A live shrimp has been the best bet. The snapper bite is still strong along the channel edges for mangroves and in the Ft. Pierce Inlet for muttons. Both have been taking a small live shrimp. A few flounder have been coming from the South Jetty and there has been plenty of Spanish and jacks in the surf. OFFSHORE - The offshore bite has been pretty good for anglers fishing in the 50 to 80 foot mark. A lot of nice dolphin have been caught in 70 to 80 foot and a live bait has been the way to go. Most of the dolphin have been between 10 & 25 pounds. There has also been cobia and kings in that same area and they have been taking live baits too. There have been quite a few sailfish releases in 110 feet of water to the south of the Ft. Pierce Inlet. They have been taking a ballyhoo. I did get 1 report of a wahoo in 100 feet of water and it weighed 22 pounds and was caught on a purple and black skirted ballyhoo. The snapper bite has been red hot in 50 to 60 feet of water. Both live and cut baits have been working well. There have been snapper to 10 pounds being caught. There has been the usual mix of triggerfish, AJ's, big jacks and sharks to keep you busy. Along the beaches there has been tarpon rolling up on the bait schools, Spanish and a few bluefish, and tons of jacks. They will take anything shinny.
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Fishing Report Provided by Fish Tales Charters - Charlie Conner
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Fishing Report
October 10, 2014
Inshore: Rain has dominated the weather forecast for some time now and it is likely to continue for a while longer. We have been fortunate to dodge rain clouds lately and miss getting drenched. September was a quiet month this year for hurricanes. I'll deal with the rain showers in lieu of a storm! As the dry season approaches, we can only hope that the draining from Lake Okeechobee will stop filling the Saint Lucie River with polluted waters. Gary, Honey, Susan and 8 year old, Alana, was out with me after a few weeks of delaying the trip because of rain. The trout bite was slow that morning, but Alana topped off the day by catching a nice slot redfish from under the mangroves. Susan had a battle with a bonnet head shark! We had a fun morning that ended up dodging another rain storm. David and Jane were out on a beautiful morning and found trout in several areas willing to hit a DOA Deadly Combo. Dave ended up our morning hooking up on a nice redfish that ended up breaking him off under the mangroves. It's been a nice variety of fish to enjoy. Deadly Combos continue to produce some nice trout for us. Work them aggressively and you will catch fish! Snook fishing along the jetties has been productive for night anglers. Snook and tarpon can be found there and along the surf chasing bait schools. Try a DOA Bait Buster along the beach. Our redfish have been hanging under the mangroves as always. It's been a challenge getting under the mangroves with the higher tides lately, but you can find success under those tree branches. The tides will return to normal soon enough. Snapper can be found around docks, structure and channel edges. Look for some pompano to be showing up soon to the area as well at the winter bluefish bite. As winter approaches, water temperatures will slowly cool off. We enjoy the privilege of being able to fish year round and need to adjust to different conditions as they happen. Cooler water will change your tactics for tackle and species as winter gives us new challenges to enjoy. Have fun and enjoy the fishing on the Treasure Coast! As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE! Good Fishing and Be Safe, Captain Charlie Conner http://www.fishtalescharter.com email: captaincharlie@fishtalescharter.com 772-284-3852
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