Capt. Joe Ward has been fishing the inshore waters of Ft. Pierce for over 50 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 special attention to their needs to try to insure that they catch fish.
The Indian River Lagoon is home to some of the finest and most diverse fishing anywhere in the United States. You can fish for spotted sea trout and tailing redfish on the flats, snapper along the channel edges, tripletail around the channel markers, and some of the best trophy sized snook on the East coast of Florida. And if it’s tarpon you are looking for then try a trip in June, July or August.
If you just want to have a good fight then there are always ladyfish, jack crevalle and over 40 other species of fish ready to take your bait. Every season offers a new challenge and we will design a custom trip to fit your individual needs and skills level.
While on a charter with Capt. Joe you just might see a manatee, sea turtle, bottlenose dolphin, and abundant bird life – including brown and white pelicans, blue herons, wood storks, egrets, ospreys, and sea gulls just to name a few. Our area is truly a bird watchers paradise.
So whether you are a serious angler in search of a trophy fish, or just someone who wants to enjoy a day on the water catching some fish and taking in the scenery, then we can tailor a trip for you!
Come along with Capt. Joe and experience some of the finest fishing that the Indian River has to offer.