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Fishing Report

September 28, 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.

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Until next week, keep fishing.
Capt. Joe Ward
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