Slow bite yesterday off of Ft. Pierce inlet. Scattered sailfish and Mahi from 110′-200′ trolling small ballyhoo. The best of the bite being early morning or late afternoon. A few small schools of bait being marked while fishing in that same depth range. Farther to the south the Spanish mackerel and jacks are thick in the St Lucie inlet and to the south off pecks lake. Keep an eye out for the boats about 1/4 mile off the beach plenty of fish to be caught.
As for inshore, there has been a few pompano on the flats around Stuart. Another front coming in the weekend should get them fired up a little more. Only 11 days till snook season reopens, its a great time to take advantage of the catch/release before the crowd of anglers come in to fish for diner. The bite has been great in the north fork river and the Rio area across from downtown Stuart. Don’t be surprised if you see a few Spanish that far up river as we have had a really good tide flow the last few weeks. Great clarity all the way up river to Ten Cent bridge.Tight lines and good luck this weekend. -Cullen
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