Tuesday, May 28, 2013
From Capt Joe Ward @ Bait Shack - FT Pierce
With the closing of snook season just around the corner you can look for some good catch and release action in the Ft. Pierce Inlet on the falling tide. Try fishing live baits on the bottom at places like Judy Rock or around the cleaning table on the South Jetty - if the dredging is complete On the flats the trout bite should be red hot on both artificial and live baits. Try a top water bait like a Top Dog, Zara Spook or a soft plastic bait early in the morning and just before dark. Later in the morning you will want to try a live shrimp or a bait fish and fish it under a popping cork. Try places like Harbor Branch, the Mooring Flats, or Bear Point. These should be some of the best spots. Look for plenty of snapper along the channel edges and they will be taking the smaller live shrimp or small pinfish fished on a 1/0 hook and about a 1/3 ounce weight. While along the channel edges look for tripletail or two hanging around the channel markers. Use a 1/4oz. jig head and a large live shrimp. The redfish are going to be shallow - in 1 foot of water. Try a gold spoon or a live shrimp. Try the areas between Queens' Cove and Jack Island.