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
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
Inshore Fishing Guide
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