November 29, 2013
INSHORE - This is the time of year that things start
to change. We will start seeing windy conditions and cold water
temps from the fronts that will be moving into our area. As the
water temps drop you will start looking for the trout to be in
the deeper cuts and drop offs at places like Pete Stone Creek,
Harbor Branch and Round Island. Fish a live shrimp, finger mullet
or a small pinfish very slowly. The Redfish will also be in deeper
water early in the day and then up on the flats as the sun warms
the water. Try a live shrimp, piece of cut ladyfish or a small
crab for these fish and try the area up around Jack Island and
Queen's Cove. The snook fishing should be good around the local
bridges and in the Ft. Pierce Inlet and try both live and artificial
baits. Try a mullet, white baits or a Flair Hawk and fish them
on the bottom. Around the Ft. Pierce Inlet look for Spanish mackerel,
bluefish and plenty of jacks and they will be taking anything shinny.
When conditions are good enough to surf fish try for pompano and
use a sand flea, clam strips or small shrimp. Remember that snook
season closes on December 15th.
OFFSHORE - This is the time of year where you will need to pick
your days to go offshore as the north winds have started and are
making the seas very big. The sailfish should be here anywhere
from 60 to 120 feet of water to the south of the Ft. Pierce Inlet
and taking a ballyhoo. The dolphin will be scattered from 80 out
to 300 feet of water and will take a ballyhoo or a live bait. Anglers
are split 50/50 on skirts - whatever works for you. The kingfish
will be in closer in about 20 to 60 feet of water and they will
take a slow trolled ribbonfish or a live bait. The bottom fishing
over the reefs and wrecks will continue to be good on the days
you can get offshore. A live bait or a piece of cut bait will work
just fine. Along the beaches look for the birds and you will find
plenty of Spanish mackerel, bluefish and jacks. These fish will
take just about anything you throw at them.
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Until next week, keep fishing.
Capt. Joe Ward
Inshore Fishing Guide
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