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Welcome to the Fort Pierce Sportfishing Club

Welcome Aboard. . . .

Welcome to the Fort Pierce Sportfishing Club, located in Fort 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 Fort 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, June 20th, at 7 pm.

Club News

Hi Everyone,

Our next Club meeting will be held:

Date:           Wednesday, December 20

Time:          7:00 pm

Location:    Fort Pierce Yacht Club

Event:        2017 FPSC’s Annual Holiday Party

Cost:          Prepay is $15 per person (cash or check); $20 per person day of the party

The meal will be catered by Boomers. The menu is paella and salad plus cash bar.

The winner of the Annual Species Tournament will be announced at the Holiday party.

Club Officers for 2017-2018
  • Frank Briganti, President
  • Stan Jarusinski, Vice President
  • Darrell Smith, Treasurer
  • Leslie Briganti, Secretary
Board of Directors for 2017-2018
  • Jim Anderson
  • Debbie Anderson
  • Craig Iserer
  • Lowell Joy
  • Jack Yolinski
  • Rogelio Gonzalez
2017 Annual Species Tournament – final entries

Stan Jarusinski:  black sea bass @ 16″ + lane snapper @ 14″ + mangrove snapper @ 14.5″ + triggerfish @ 16.5″

Lowell Joy:  king mackerel @ 75″ weighing 47 lbs and recipient of the 2017 Shimano Award

Bob Graf:  sheepshead @ 21″ weighing 6 lbs, 6 oz

Certificates will be presented to the entrants at the Holiday party

More Than 40 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recalled

To learn more, click here.

Sharing Knowledge

Club Discount

DeBrooks Fishing Corner, St. Lucie Fishing Center and White’s Tackle offer a 10% discount on items purchased within their stores to members who are currently paid up on their annual membership dues.

discount flyer

Discount offered for FPSC members interested in joining Tow BoatUS
FPSC is recognized by BoatUS as a COOPERATING GROUP. BoatUS, Boat Owner’s Association of the United States, the nations’ largest association of recreational boat owners, promotes the Cooperating Group program which allows a BoatUS Membership at a reduced price and additional benefits to members of the group at no cost!
If you are a member of the Club, contact Capt Stan before you join BoatUS and you’ll save $15 on a membership fee. Just another benefit derived from you Club membership.

Enclosed is the 2017 BoatU.S. discount information for our club members. The code is GA85180B.

Down Rigger Depth Chart (contributed by Cort Schult)

To download a copy of the chart, click here.

Fishing websites & apps

SAFMC has introduced a mobile app on fishing regulations for the South Atlantic. The apps listed below are free at the App Store on iTunes as well as on Google Play.  Also useful is a flashlight app available on both iTunes and Google Play.

A website useful for local tide information is If you have other apps or websites that you believe may be useful to the Club members, please email them to the Club at

Also, a number of you recommended getting live bait from Dave Maxwell (Dave’s Live Bait). He can be found most days motoring between the Stan Blum boat ramps and the inlet early in the morning. He’s usually done by 8 am. If he’s on the water, he can be reached at 772-519-2104.

Automated VHF Radio Check Service

We all know that having a functioning VHF radio on board is a necessity. Checking your radio to ensure it is working should be done every time you go out boating. In the past, you used to need to make a radio check request and wait for a response, but no longer.

Now you can do it yourself with Sea Tow’s Automated Radio Check Service. Provided as a FREE public service to boating communities nationwide, Sea Tow’s innovative Automated Radio Check Service reduces the volume of non-urgent communications traffic on VHF channel 16, the international hailing and distress channel, while still allowing you to perform the check to ensure that your radio is functioning properly.

VHF Channel 26 serves Fort Pierce.  Google “Automated Radio Check Service” if you wish to read more info on the service.