I am sitting here in the office listening to the weather channel on the TV, and they are talking about the first bit of snow for the season… Yes winter is right around the corner. There was already snow fall in the mountains in Colorado. We are officially in the fall season, but here in Florida as you know we rarely feel like it is fall because there is very little difference in temperature, and we don’t see the beautiful leaves changing like they do up north. Temperatures for the next week are expected to be in the mid 80’s and lows in the lower 70’s with a higher chance of rain for the beginning of the week. Winds from the northeast at 5 to 10 knots and the seas a little rougher at 3 to 4 feet.
I have a fishing date for Monday. Unless it is storming we ARE going out. I was reading the fishing report for this week and the hot spots mentioned for fishing are all the places that my fishing instructor takes me. H E L L O… I think that is a sign that I need to go fishing. Earlier this week Bill was out in the boat and he drifted by the marina office and held up his fishing rod with a very large blue fish attached. I walked out to the railing shaking my head and said to him, “Are you rubbing it in?” He just laughed and said “I tried to get you out here”. Needless to say I am going to have my own fishing report next week.
Farmers market from 8 to 12 and the arts and craft vendors will be here until 2pm.
Salsa Fest by the Water is Saturday from 1pm until 10pm in Marina Square. There will be Salsa , Bachata, Merengue and Reggaeton music. Food vendors for some authentic food, and a salsa dance contest. Sounds like great family fun for a Saturday afternoon and evening. For more information log onto www.prafha.org or call 772-216-0285.
This Saturday is National Estuaries Day. Everyone is invited to join in on the country-wide celebration of National Estuaries Day with the Smithsonian and dozens of local organizations on Saturday from 10am to 3pm. The Smithsonian is once again hosting a FREE family-friendly community event at the Museum Pointe Park (between the Aquarium and History Center) on South Hutchinson Island to celebrate the cultural, recreational and environmental importance of the Indian River Lagoon.
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 October 20th. For more information or to register for class call 772-418-1142. Here is a list of the monthly classes: 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.
Treasure Coast Beer Fest October 27th from 1pm to 5pm. Be sure and put this date on your calendar.
Fuel Prices as of 9/27/2012
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:
The trout bite has picked up with action reported on the flats north of the North Bridge near Queen’s Cove and Jack Island, as well as south in the Jaycee Park flats area and Bear Point. Adam White at the Fishing Center of St. Lucie recommends topwater plugs. Redfish are hanging in the same areas, hitting the same plugs, but as the sun comes up, anglers are switching to mid-level runners. Snook are hitting in the Fort Pierce Inlet, mostly on the incoming tide. Feathers are best at night, live baits during the day, and there are a fair number of big mangrove snapper hitting those live baits as well. Look for a good bottom bite with live baits and dolphin scattered between 150 and 400 feet off the Fort Pierce Inlet. Most of the sailfish are between 100 and 150 feet from the offshore bar, south.
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
Sunrise Theatre Performances: For ticket information call the Sunrise Theatre at 772-461-4884
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
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