Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at
Welcome Aboard. . . .
Welcome to the Ft. Pierce Sportfishing Club, located in Ft. Pierce, the best fishing area in all of Florida. Established in 1980 as a family organization whose members share a common interest in sportfishing, conservation, community service and boating. Our members enjoy both inshore and offshore fishing in local waters that produce spectacular catches in one of the most diverse fisheries anywhere. Come join us the third Wednesday of every month at the Ft. Pierce Yacht Club located on the beautiful Indian River starting at 7 pm. Admission is always free and you don’t have to be a member to attend.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 15th.
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at
Snook season open Sept 1 – Dec 14
A snook permit as well as a recreational saltwater license is required unless the angler is exempt from having a license. The daily bag limit is one-fish-per-person.
In the Atlantic, snook must be not less than 28 inches and not more than 32 inches total length, which is measured from the most forward point of the head with the mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed while the fish is lying on its side.
Snagging snook is prohibited and gear is limited to hook-and-line only. It is illegal to buy or sell snook.
More information at: http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/snook/
Stone crab season opens Oct 15
More information at: http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/stone-crabs/
Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at
St. Lucie County’s Artificial Reef Program, under the direction of Jim Oppenborn since 2005, continues to receive donated heavy concrete and steel materials (culverts, concrete pilings, light poles, and steel vessels) and deploy them onto permitted nearshore and offshore sites in order to provide better areas to fish and dive and to enhance local fisheries. Due to excellent weather conditions, there have been several deployments this summer. To deploy all of these artificial reef materials, the Artificial Reef Program has received financial assistance from the FWC’s Artificial Reef Construction Grant.
Many of the fish living in the Atlantic Ocean use the Indian River Lagoon at some point in their life history. Since inshore fish habitats are vital to the health of the offshore fisheries, the Artificial Reef Program implemented an oyster reef restoration program in the lagoon with its partners, Florida Oceanographic Society and Florida SeaGrant. All the work is volunteer-driven.
Currently, the Artificial Reef Program is considering whether or not to accept a 105′ US Army tugboat. There are a number of concerns (cleanup and towing) with accepting such a donation. The Artificial Reef Program is also in discussions with Indian River County to deploy two similar reefs, one in each county. Each reef will each be anchored by a 1,500-ton reef with a satellite secondary concrete reef (500 tons) at a distance of 400 feet from the anchoring reef (link enclosed). Between the two reefs will be 12 Limestone Special artificial reef modules (photo enclosed).
Proposed reef system
More details regarding the County’s Artificial Reef Program can be viewed at: http://www.stlucieco.gov/mosquito/reefs.htm If you are interested in receiving regular emailed updates on the Artificial Reef Program, contact Jim Oppenborn (firstname.lastname@example.org).