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Fishing Report

November 6, 2014

INSHORE - The inshore fishing in November should be good for Spanish mackerel, big jacks and a few bluefish. They will be working the Ft. Pierce Inlet and the Turning Basin. Just look for the birds and baitfish and you will find the schools of fish. Have a small 1/4oz. spoon or a flashy jig ready and you should have a blast. The snapper bite around the bridges and in the Ft. Pierce Inlet will remain steady for anglers using a live shrimp or small white baits. The Ft. Pierce Inlet has been the best place to catch a slot size snook while drifting a live mullet. Try the tide changes for your best chance. The trout & redfish have been a little shy but, a few nice fish have been reported at places like Bear Point, Herman's Bay and at Jack Island. A large live shrimp will be hard to beat. Fish the shrimp under a popping cork in 3 to 5 feet of water. The pompano have made a small showing but it should pick up as the month goes on. Try a sand flea or a piece of clam for the best results. The whiting, bluefish, jacks and pompano should be in the surf and a piece of fresh dead shrimp will work just fine for most of these fish.

OFFSHORE - The bottom fishing has been red hot until the seas picked up on Saturday. Plenty of nice snapper and other bottom fish were bring caught on live shrimp or a piece of cut squid. I had reports of dolphin and sailfish caught in 80 feet of water on a flat line with a live bait. Several sails were 5 to 7 feet and all were released. I also had reports of a few cobia in that same 80 foot area. A few anglers reported they got dolphin, sails, and kingfish in 80 to 200 feet of water while trolling ballyhoo. There are still plenty of Spanish, blues ad jacks long the beaches and they will hit anything shinny.

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Until next week, keep fishing.
Capt. Joe Ward
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