Fort Pierce Area Fishing Report 10/24/14


Capt. Joe Ward/Capt. Joe’s River Charters

October 24, 2014

INSHORE   The inshore fishing remains steady for most anglers who are fishing just before first light for speckled trout and again right before dusk. The trout have moved out just a little to the deeper cuts. Before daylight try a topwater bait and after about 8 a.m. switch to a live shrimp fished under a popping cork. The best places have been at Bear Point to the south and up around Harbor Branch to the north. The snook bite continues to be good for the anglers fishing the last hour of the out going tide and the first hour of the in coming tide. The snook have been around both the bridges and in the Ft. Pierce Inlet. A live bait like a pinfish, pigfish, or a finger mullet have been hard to beat. With the water temps dropping a little it should not be long before you will want to start using a Flair Hawk and bounce it off the bottom. The redfish have been in the Ft. Pierce Inlet for the last few days and most of the fish have been in the slot. A live shrimp has been the best bet. The snapper bite is still strong along the channel edges for mangroves and in the Ft. Pierce Inlet for muttons. Both have been taking a small live shrimp. A few flounder have been coming from the South Jetty and there has been plenty of Spanish and jacks in the surf, reports Capt. Joe Ward of Capt. Joe’s River Charters (772-201-5770). www.captjoeward.com

OFFSHORE The offshore bite has been pretty good for anglers fishing in the 50-80 foot mark. A lot of nice dolphin have been caught in 70-80 foot and a live bait has been the way to go. Most of the dolphin have been between 10-25 lbs. There has also been cobia and kings in that same area and they have been taking live baits too. There have been quite a few sailfish releases in 110 feet of water to the south of the Ft. Pierce Inlet. They have been taking a ballyhoo. I did get one report of a wahoo in 100 feet of water and it weighed 22 lbs and was caught on a purple and black skirted ballyhoo. The snapper bite has been red hot in 50-60 feet of water. Both live and cut baits have been working well. There have been snapper to 10 lbs being caught. There has been the usual mix of triggerfish, AJ’s, big jacks, and sharks to keep you busy. Along the beaches there has been tarpon rolling up on the bait schools, Spanish mackerel, and a few bluefish, and tons of jacks. They will take anything shinny, Ward reports.

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Capt. Joe Ward is a Ft. Pierce based fishing guide who specializes in inshore light tackle fishing for snook, redfish, speckled trout, and tarpon along with other species along the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Capt. Joe has been fishing the waters around Ft. Pierce for over 42 years. Capt. Joe also gives a live, daily fishing report for Ft. Pierce based WCQS 88.9 FM.


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Fatal crash on U.S. 1 in St. Lucie County

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – UPDATE: 21-year-old Alexander Madrigal of Fort Pierce died in the crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — All lanes are now open after a crash that killed a motorcycle rider Thursday morning in northern St. Lucie County.

Earlier, northbound lanes of U.S. 1 were blocked for hours, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened about 7 a.m. as a northbound motorcycle rider struck the back of a tractor trailer just north of St. Lucie Boulevard, according to FHP Sgt. Fred Jones.

Jones, standing at the scene, said the rider was thrown from the motorcycle, landing in the inside lane and shoulder. Another northbound vehicle then ran over the motorcycle rider, who was identified only as a man. The car stopped just after hitting the motorcycle rider.

“We’re investigating as to exactly what happened,” Jones said. “We don’t know exactly what happened, but we can say those things, that the motorcycle did hit the back of the tractor trailer and the other car did run over the rider of the motorcycle.”

Several vehicles and onlookers crowded a convenience store parking lot at the southeast corner of U.S. 1 and St. Lucie Boulevard as the motorcycle remained on its side just to the north.

A young woman cried and was lead away from the scene. At least one family member of the rider declined to speak.

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Adam Anderson death: Fort Pierce police search for Vero man’s killer

The search continues for a murderer in Fort Pierce on Friday.

Police continue to look for whoever shot and killed a man Thursday afternoon.

Investigators found 30-year-old Adam Anderson of Vero Beach dead on Avenue M around 2 p.m. Thursday.

Police think Anderson was shot at a different location and made his way to where his body was found.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS (8477).

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Vero Beach man killed in shooting in Fort Pierce

A 30-year-old Vero Beach man was shot and killed this afternoon in Fort Pierce, police said.

Adam Joel Anderson was found dead in 1800 block of Avenue M. The preliminary investigation showed that Anderson was shot in another location and ran to Avenue M, where he died. His body was found at about 2 p.m., about a block away from the Lincoln Park Academy.

The shooting prompted a lock-down of the school, which lasted for about 45 minutes. Classes were let out early, so many of the students on campus at the time were there for after-school activities, said Sgt. Jason Braun, spokesman for Fort Pierce police.

Detectives are working leads on a possible suspect and motive.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Detective Tad Lindstadt at 772-467-6873. To remain anonymous, call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS (8477).

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/fort-pierce-police-investigate-fatal-shooting-near/nhkpm/

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Ryan Moore: Fort Pierce police officer charged with DUI after officer struck …

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – A Fort Pierce police officer was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving under the influence after investigators said he struck another officer with his patrol car. 

Around 6 p.m., police said Ryan Steven Moore, 48, a four-year veteran police officer, was driving his patrol car in the parking lot of the Port St. Lucie Police Department during a training exercise.

Investigators said Moore hit another officer with the front bumper of his patrol car.  The officer who was hit was able to put his hands on the hood and take his weight off his feet, according to the police report.  The victim was not hurt but pushed back several feet.

Moore was treated by fire rescue for a possible seizure, which he had after the crash, and transported to the hospital.  

He was later charged after police said he smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking.

“Driving under the influence represents a deadly danger, and our officers are dedicated to protecting our community from this danger.  As with any DUI arrest, this case will be referred to the State Attorney’s Office for prosecution,” said Chief R. Sean Baldwin.

Moore was arrested on one count of DUI, booked into the Saint Lucie County Jail and released on $750 bond. He was placed on administrative leave with pay.

Moore was hired by the Fort Pierce Police Department in January 2009 as a police aide. He became a police officer in December 2009.

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Port of Fort Pierce is top issue in sate House District 84

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Tempers flare as Mandarin gets win over Fort Pierce Central – Florida Times

 

MANDARIN 34

FORT PIERCE CENTRAL 24

Mike Syrakis caught seven passes for 110 yards, and Mandarin rallied in the fourth quarter to overcome host Fort Pierce Central (2-3) in a game marred by a late altercation. … Colby Mangan and Tre Graham scored fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Mustangs (5-2) clawed back from a 24-20 deficit. … Mandarin forced four turnovers to spark the comeback. … The teams did not shake hands after the game. Central principal Todd Smith said he wanted to review the film of the game before making a comment. None of the Central coaches or players was available per comment, at Smith’s request. … Mandarin coach Brian Braddock also declined to comment on the fourth quarter skirmish, but was pleased with the way his team played after a slow start. “I was really disappointed with how we started and we can’t let coming off a long trip be an excuse,” Braddock said. “I was very proud of how resilient they were — especially in the first half when they ball was on our side of the field the entire half. To go into half at 10-10 was a true sign of how far they’ve come. A year ago, that game would have been over at halftime.”

 

Jon Santucci contributed to this report

Article source: http://jacksonville.com/sports/high-schools/2014-10-11/story/tempers-flare-mandarin-gets-win-over-fort-pierce-central

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Football: Fort Pierce Central implodes in loss the Jacksonville-Mandarin

FORT PIERCE — Fort Pierce Central High School’s football team imploded, and then it exploded.

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Fort Pierce K9 officer busted for DUI after running down walking cop, PSL …

Story by Jana Eschbach / CBS 12 News
FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Police say a Fort Pierce cop was on duty driving drunk when he struck a Port St. Lucie officer with the hood of his marked police cruiser.

Fort Pierce Police confirm Officer Ryan Moore, a four-year police officer, was arrested on one count of DUI Wednesday night.

Port St. Lucie Police say Moore, 48, was driving in the PSL police department parking lot when he drove his marked police cruiser into a PSL officer identified as Duncombe, who was walking in the lot.

The impact dented the hood with Duncombe’s handprints, but the officer was not seriously injured. Police security cameras captured the entire incident.

Moore was treated for a possible seizure on scene, and later taken to the hospital where he was given a toxicology test for alcohol.

Police reports show Moore’s toxicology test proved he was intoxicated beyond the legal limit for driving. A police report shows Moore admitted to investigators he was drunk.

Moore was booked into the Saint Lucie County Jail and released on $750 bond.

Moore was placed on administrative leave with pay pending judicial review of the charge.
 
The police department cannot comment on the details pending criminal and personnel investigations; however, Chief Baldwin said “Driving under the influence represents a deadly danger, and our officers are dedicated to protecting our community from this danger. As with any DUI arrest, this case will be referred to the State Attorney’s Office for prosecution.”
 
Moore was hired by the Fort Pierce Police Department in January 2009 as a police aide. He became a police officer in December 2009. He has worked as a K9 officer with his partner, Lotto.
 
CBS12 did a story on Moore in May 2013 when he and Lotto had completed their training and were activated for duty.

This story will be updated.Fort Pierce K9 officer busted for DUI after running down walking cop, PSL police say

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Ryan Moore: Fort Pierce Police Officer arrested for driving patrol car while …

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla.

An officer with the Fort Pierce Police Department is accused of driving his patrol car while intoxicated.

48-year-old Ryan Moore is facing a D.U.I charge and has posted a $750 bond.

Port St. Lucie Police say Moore was at the Port St. Lucie Police Department for a joint K-9 training event for Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie Police officers Wednesday.

Police say he hit a Port St. Lucie officer when pulling into the parking lot.

That officer was not hurt, but said in an arrest affidavit that he could tell Moore was intoxicated.

That officer describes seeing him struggle to walk.

The arrest affidavit describes Moore then had a seizure and was taken to the hospital.

Once at the hospital, Port St. Lucie Police Chief, John Bolduc, says Moore refused a breathalyzer and blood test by police, and was arrested for D.U.I.

Police will subpoena hospital blood tests to check his Blood Alcohol Content level, but say they know it was above the legal limit.

Moore has been placed on administrative leave.

“This is an anomaly. It doesn’t reflect on policing as a whole, or the Fort Pierce Police Department or the Port St. Lucie Police Department,” Bolduc said.

Police are not sure where he was allegedly drinking before arriving to the K-9 training session intoxicated, but say he was scheduled to work.

Moore has been an officer with the Fort Pierce Police Department for 4 years, and served as a police aide for nearly a year before becoming an officer.

“Police officers are human beings. They make mistakes just like everyone else in society. But, when they do, they have to be held accountable,” Bolduc said.

“There’s no question that driving intoxicated is a threat to public safety and a threat to yourself. But, in this case with law enforcement there’s serious ramifications career wise,” Bolduc said.

Police say there is security video of the incident, but it will not be made public until the investigation is complete.
 

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