I don’t know about the rest of you but I have enjoyed this weather immensely. It really has been beautiful during the day, and then about quitting time the skies get black, the winds pick up, it gets cool, then the thunder and lightening starts and the onslaught of rain. I was on my way home from work the other day and a friend of mine texts me and says “Batten down the hatches”, I thought what is he talking about? I continue driving and the farther west I get I see what he is talking about. I love storms… sorry. For those of you on boats are probably shaking your head at me now, but as a land lubber, I love sitting on a porch and watching the storm. Our weekend weather will be pretty good. Winds from the east at 5 to 10 knots, and seas 2 to 3 feet, with the intercostal being mostly smooth. We of course have an isolated chance of showers everyday, but that does depend on where you live.
I wish you all could see my office right now. We are enlarging the store office and I have a wall that is torn apart, an electrician on a ladder above me, drywall dust EVERYWHERE, tarps, ladders and if you came in looking for something … well you would have to give me a minute. We will be bringing in another case and the enlarging the office which will allow much more working space for all of us. We have a new employee in the gift shop/marina office. Her name is Whitney, she has adapted really well to all of us and the office situation at the moment. Please make sure you come by and introduce yourself so she can put a face with a name. I went to Okeechobee this last weekend for the first time, and saw the lake. I had never been any farther than the high school for softball games. The lake is beautiful! There was a bass fishing tournament going on and there were hundreds of bass fishing boats and fisherman. I never found out any tournament results, but I know the weather interrupted a lot of fishing time.
Have a good week, check out the shows at the Sunrise theatre that will be coming out for the winter season. Get those tickets bought for your favorite entertainer so you are guaranteed a seat, and make those reservation for a slip for that special night.
DEAN’S REPORT FOR THE WEEK IS….. WE NEED YOUR UPDATED INSURANCE!!!!!!!!
Reminder the keys have all been changed here at the marina so you will need to come into the marina office and get a new set of keys.
Farmers market from 8 to 12 and the arts and craft vendors will be here until 2pm.
The FWC will have a cooler at Stan Blum boat ramp this weekend collecting carcasses from the Snapper that are in season. This is the last weekend. Please help them out and dispose of your carcasses in the coolers so the can get a more accurate count on the fish caught.
Up Coming Events:
Thursday October 25 at 7pm, Harbor Branch will be having a book signing and reception with Dr Rachel Wentz. Dr Wentz studies skeletons and how they unlock the past and tell the story of what life and health was like in ancient populations. her book is called Life and Death at Windover. For more information call Harbor Branch at 772-242-2559.
The next boating safety course put on by the Coast Guard Auxiliary is scheduled for September 15th. For more information or to register for class call 772-418-1142. Here is a list of the monthly classes: October 20th and November 17th.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will also be conducting Vessel Safety exams at the Stan Blum Boat Ramp here in Fort Pierce from 9am to 12pm on the following dates: October 13th, November 10th, and December 8th.
Fuel Prices as of 9/20/2012
Diesel 4.159 less .10 Tenant/Boat US discount
Gas 4.309 less .10 Tenant/Boat US *** 89 Octane Non-Ethanol
**** Prices are subject to change without notice****
Fishing Report from TC Palm:
Jayson Arman of That’s R Man land-based fishing charters out of Billy Bones Bait and Tackle in Port St. Lucie said the snook fishing during the mullet run is really starting to take off. He is getting reports from spillways, bridges and the flats. Try the Live Target Topwater Mullet lure on the flats. At the bridges, use 4- to 5-inch swim baits by Calcutta or Storm, or the Bomber Long A and, at the spillways, match up colors to bluegill or bass.
Dolce Vita – 38′ Sailboat – Tyson Sherman 352-223-7973
Fishing Charters: Located at City Marina
Fins – 34′ Captain Rich Kluglein – 772-812-1598
Last Mango – 40′ Captain Tris Colket – 772-559-0594
Victory- 43′ Captain Victor Schilling – 772-460-2524
Voodoo Lady – 53′ Captain Jay Seene – 1-888-567-6811
Indian Lagoon Boat Tours – Captain Barry “Chop” Lege – 772-464-4445
Flo Rider – 47′ – Capt. Glen Cameron 772-332-1155
Anglers Edge – 52′ – Captain Jones – 772-466-8060
Fishing Charters: Located at Fisherman’s Wharf Marina
Fort Pierce Lady – 65′ Head Boat –772-286-1860
Shipwreck Site seeing Tours/Diving – Captain Bob Bouchlas 772-465-2009
Treasure Coast Boat Rentals – 772-466-4680
**Treasure Coast Boat Rentals now has live bait and beer available. So if you are out fishing and you run out of bait then cruise on into to Fisherman’s Wharf.
Sunrise Theatre Performances: For ticket information call the Sunrise Theatre at 772-461-4884
September 25th – Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson plays Thick as Brick 1 & 2
September 30th – Chonda Pierce
October 5th – Trampled Under Foot
October 6th – Dancing with our PAL’S
October 13th – Sister Hazel
November 2nd – Glen Campbell – The Good-bye Tour
November 3rd – Almost Elton John — A Tribute
November 4th – An evening with Steven Wright
November 8th – National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
November 9th – Benise: En Fuego
Jazz & Blues Society
Jazz Jams – Sunrise Black Box Theatre
For more information on the Jazz and Blues Society visit their website at www.jazzsociety.org
On-going Events – Shop Downtown
Art Walk 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm
Bike Nite- Every Thursday (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Friday Fest -First Friday of every month (5:30 – 9:00 p.m. )
Waterside Blues will now be held quarterly
Saturday Jazz Market-Every Saturday (8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Classic Car Cruise In-Last Friday of every month (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Farmers Market-Every Saturday Morning (8:00 a.m. – 12:00)
**NEW** Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society Jazz Jams Tuesday nights 7pm at the Black Box Theatre (Sunrise Theatre)
**NEW** Comedy Club – Every 2nd and 4th Saturday nights 8pm
If you are looking to sell your boat or find out what is for sale, stop in and see us at the Fort Pierce City Marina, check out our site at www.eastwestyachts.com
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We are also fortunate enough to have 2 yacht brokers on premises. You can also contact Neil Lorenson at Curtis Stokes Yacht Brokers @ 772-284-1610.
All information supplied is subject to information acquired from various sources. Marina personnel and the City of Fort Pierce are not responsible for any changes that are made after we have given the information.
Fort Pierce City Marina