Good morning, the saiffishing off the coast of Ft. Pierce has remained steady over the last few days. The sails have been taken on small and pee-wee bally-hoo in water temperatures of 73-74 degrees. Capt. Geoff Quatraro piloted the the crew of the vessel Nelsheen to 4 for 7 sailfish yesterday in 140'-200' just north of Bethel Shoals. Matt aboard the vessel Chasin Tail reported catching 4 sailfish yesterday as well. Our friends from Ireland Dave and Max reported catching some good bottom fish on Saturday, the last day of grouper fishing for until May for the shallow water species. Dave also told us of a phenomenon that you don't see every day, a large school of trigger fish on the surface swam by the boat and they managed to land a few of them.
Inshore, the trout fishing has been good in the south part of St. Lucie county. Spanish mackerel and pompano have shown on the beach and the Ft. Pierce inlet. The fishing for redfish in the northern part of the county has remained strong. Anglers have been tossing copper colored spoons and soft plastics for those redfish with good results.
Have a great day, Donald.