Good morning, inshore fishing around Ft. Pierce has been very good. There has been an algae bloom in the north part of the Indian River which has possibly pushed a bunch of fish south. The redfish bit has been the best I can remember in August. A friend of mine was in the shop a few days ago and said he has caught his limit fishing with three guys on the boat three out of his four last trips. In addition to that he's released more than a dozen others. There have also been some nice snook on the flats. The most notable snook caught recently was one caught yesterday by Tony Vercillo. He caught an estimated 30 pound snook on artificial. He was fishing down south in the river using an Exude Dart on a jig head. Congrats Tony!
In addition to the great inshore fish, the inlet has been full of action. On the top of the incoming tide there have been minnows getting eatin by scores of bonita, mackerel, and jack. The action extended from the Pelican yacht club to the Turning basin and under the south bridge to the City marina yesterday. It was quite a sight.