Good morning, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Robert Lawson, Paul Jackson Wood Jr. of team Reel Destruction from North Carolina, who were killed in a traffic accident on I-20 en route to Biloxi for the SKA National Championship Tournament. Locally the wind yesterday hampered efforts for anglers to fish offshore. Rough sea conditions forecast for today likely will keep most boats in port until better sea conditions arrive.
Inshore, snook fisherman last night found dirty water filled with grass on the ebb tide, making it difficult to fish at the jetty and in the inlet of Ft. Pierce. A few reports from anglers fishing out of the wind in the Indian River lagoon at Ft. Pierce indicated some good catches of jack crevalle, trout and redfish mostly north near the county line. The water has quite a bit of suspended silt in it, making it an unfriendly environment for fish. Once the wind settles down a little, there should be some fine inshore fishing to be found. The surf is off limits as high winds are causing beach erosion and rip currents. Look for the surf to contain bluefish, pompano, spanish mackerel and whiting when the conditions improve.
Have a great day, Donald.