Capt. Joe Ward has been going fishing to the inshore waters of Fort Pierce and the Fort Pierce inlet for over 40 years and he is one of the most productive fishing guides in this area. His knowledge and attention to detail will insure your next guided trip to be a success when you decide to go fishing to Fort Pierce. Whether you are a seasoned tournament fisherman, a family, a group of good friends looking for a special day to remember, or you just want to catch your first snook, then Capt. Joe’s River Charters is the right choice for you. We welcome children and pay special attention to their needs to try to insure that they catch fish.
Capt. Joe has been fishing the waters of Fort Pierce and Indian River since he was 6 years old. When his father first took him snook fishing on the old wooden bridges using nothing more than a Calcutta pole, 100 pound mono and a big mullet attached to a 6/0 hook. Capt. Joe’s first snook wasn’t that big, about 10 pounds, but after a 5 minute fight his father helped him flip the snook up onto the bridge and that is when Capt. Joe knew he was hooked on snook fishing.
Capt. Joe is a retired Lieutenant from the St. Lucie County Fire District. After 25 & 1/2 years of service he decided to fish full time. Capt. Joe has been with his wife, Cammie, for 35 years. Capt. Joe taught their two children, Rob and Tina, his love of fishing and both are avid anglers. Rob has gone on to fish the S.K.A. tournaments and is teaching his daughters, Savannah and Kaitlyn, his love for fishing. Savannah has already brought home trophies from the Junior Teen Anglers and the S.K.A. Thanks to her Dad she is now an avid offshore angler and dolphin is her favorite fish to target. Tina is a new Mom. She and her husband –Jeff had a little boy the end of March. Hopefully the new grandson will be fishing with Grandpa Joe soon.