Fishing Report Provided by Capt Joe Ward's River Charters - Cammie Ward
Average: 3(1 vote)
| Water Temp:71-80 F | Clarity: Cloudy
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
September 29, 2014
INSHORE - As the weather starts to cool off some you can look for the fishing to get better. The schools of bait fish should be coming in the Ft. Pierce Inlet with plenty of action not far behind. The snook bite in the Ft. Pierce Inlet should be good for anglers using live baits like greenies and mullet and fishing them on the bottom at places like Judy Rock or the cleaning station and fish on the out going tides. Also, in the Ft. Pierce Inlet the Spanish mackerel and bluefish will be showing up and they will take anything shinny. Look for the trout and redfish in the deeper holes and channels around the flats. They will be taking a live shrimp fished under a popping cork and fish in 5 to 7 feet of water when the water starts to cool down. The local bridges should be holding some nice snapper, sheepshead and black drum. Try fishing a live shrimp on a #2 hook and a 1/2 to 1oz. weight. Around the South Jetty there should be some flounder on the beach side. A large live shrimp or mud minnows fished on a 1/8 or 1/4oz. troll-rite hook. In the surf the whiting & pompano bite should improve later in the month. Shrimp, clams or sandfleas will all be a good choice.
OFFSHORE - The offshore fishing has been good when you can get out but keep an eye out for those storms. The dolphin bite has been scattered at best with only a few 12 to 15 pounders coming in. The kingfish bite has been pretty good when using live baits and fishing between 40 to 60 feet. There were a couple of sailfish releases reported in 100 feet of water to the south of the Ft. Pierce Inlet. The best thing going has bee the bottom fishing for snapper, triggerfish, sea bass and a few of the other bottom fish. The sapper bite has been good in 50 to 70 feet of water on both live and cut baits. Down at the Boils there has been quite a few over the slot redfish being reported and caught on live baits. Along the beaches and around the jetty there has been a good number of snook and tarpon rolling up on the schools of finger mullet. A live finger mullet will be your best bat choice.
Fishing Report Provided by Fish Tales Charters - Charlie Conner
Average: 3(1 vote)
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Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
September 26, 2014
October Fishing Forecast – Treasure Coast
October marks the transition into the fall weather patterns along the Treasure Coast. You can expect temperatures to begin to cool down somewhat into more comfortable days to enjoy the outdoors. Water temperatures will begin to slowly cool off as well. This year has brought us lots of rain and a quiet hurricane season so far. October provides great weather and hungry fish. It's a fantastic month to be fishing!
The fall mullet run will continue to dominate the area as large schools of finger mullet fill the beaches, inlets and rivers of the area. You can expect lots of big fish to be feeding on them both day and night. Snook fishing will be best during the night hours on the higher ends of the tides. Live finger mullet, croakers and pigfish will be the best live baits to use. DOA Terror Eyz, Bait Busters and feather jigs will be good artificial lures to use for snook. Try around the jetties, turning basin and bridges as well as many of the deeper docks around the river. Lighted docks are especially productive when fishing at night.
Redfish has continued to be a wonderful fishery for us again this year. Each year has seen their population increase and many anglers have enjoyed the experience of fishing a large school of reds this year. October will continue to be a productive month for those who seek redfish on the flats. DOA shrimp or CAL grub tails are two of the best choices for redfish along with a variety of live and cut baits. The west shoreline south of Fort Pierce is always a good area when looking for redfish.
The trout bite will be good this month. Get out early with a top water lure for some exciting action on the river. Switch to a DOA shrimp or CAL jerk bait later in the mornings. Harbor Branch, Queen's Cove and Middle Cove are all great areas to fish for trout around the Treasure Coast. Look for some sheephead, black drum and snapper around the bridges, docks and channel edges. The surf will be alive with jacks, snook, bluefish and other predators, which will all be chasing the bait schools along the beach.
Snook season has been in full swing for the past month and anglers are always looking for that slot fish to take home. Beaches, jetties, bridges and mangroves are all popular areas to seek snook. Top water lures, DOA Bait Busters, CAL Airheads and live baits are all great ways to target snook in October. Have fun this month!It's another great month to fish along the Treasure Coast! Have fun and get out fishing soon!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner
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