Our Inaugural Swordfish Shootout was a blast this weekend! We had a total of 7 boats fish it and 4 boats came to weigh in. Capt. Travis Whitfield aboard the 33′ Conch “Slacked Up” took home the 1st place trophy with a 141lb and 65lb Sword with an additional 100 points for releasing 2 fish, for a total of 306 points! Capt. Scott Crippen aboard the 32′ Yellowfin “Miss Marge” took home 2nd with a 247.5lb Swordfish, and also won the LP Reels and Crowder rods Big Fish Prize! Capt. Trey Smith aboard the 40′ Sea Hunter “Broadbill” took home 3rd pace with a 156lb and 77.5lb Swordfish.
A big thank you to everyone who participated and helped out with the tournament! Another big Thanks to our sponsors! If you would like to see more Photos and videos of the event be sure to check out or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whites.tackle.7 and our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whitestackle/
With that being said, many of the teams caught a pile of schoolie Mahi while out there day timing. The Wahoo bite was good south of Stuart this past weekend with a few big fish being caught high speeding. There have been plenty of Kingfish to go around on the reefs out of Stuart as well.
The inshore Snook bite has been great with many big fish being caught off the beach from Stuart to Vero. The bridge bite at night has been fantastic in Stuart throwing into the shadow lines. There have still been a few tarpon around the crossroads that will be wiling to eat a mullet on an incoming tide.
.GULF STREAM HAZARDS…None.
The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Monday August 14th.
40 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 27 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 24 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 15 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 9 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
27.4683° N, 80.2967° W 2017-08-14 Mon 2:14 PM EDT 2.0 feet High Tide 2017-08-14 Mon 7:59 PM EDT Sunset 2017-08-14 Mon 8:16 PM EDT 0.5 feet Low Tide 2017-08-14 Mon 9:16 PM EDT Last Quarter 2017-08-15 Tue 2:28 AM EDT 2.0 feet High Tide 2017-08-15 Tue 6:52 AM EDT Sunrise 2017-08-15 Tue 8:46 AM EDT 0.1 feet Low Tide 2017-08-15 Tue 3:20 PM EDT 2.0 feet High Tide 2017-08-15 Tue 7:58 PM EDT Sunset 2017-08-15 Tue 9:21 PM EDT 0.5 feet Low Tide
Stuart, St. Lucie River, Florida 27.2000° N, 80.2583° W 2017-08-14 Mon 4:41 PM EDT 1.0 feet High Tide 2017-08-14 Mon 7:59 PM EDT Sunset 2017-08-14 Mon 9:16 PM EDT Last Quarter 2017-08-14 Mon 11:47 PM EDT 0.3 feet Low Tide 2017-08-15 Tue 4:55 AM EDT 1.0 feet High Tide 2017-08-15 Tue 6:52 AM EDT Sunrise 2017-08-15 Tue 12:17 PM EDT 0.0 feet Low Tide 2017-08-15 Tue 5:47 PM EDT 1.0 feet High Tide 2017-08-15 Tue 7:58 PM EDT Sunset
Vero Beach, Indian River, Florida 27.6333° N, 80.3750° W 2017-08-14 Mon 11:21 AM EDT -0.4 feet Low Tide 2017-08-14 Mon 6:00 PM EDT 0.4 feet High Tide 2017-08-14 Mon 8:00 PM EDT Sunset 2017-08-14 Mon 9:16 PM EDT Last Quarter 2017-08-15 Tue 12:19 AM EDT -0.3 feet Low Tide 2017-08-15 Tue 6:03 AM EDT 0.3 feet High Tide 2017-08-15 Tue 6:52 AM EDT Sunrise 2017-08-15 Tue 12:17 PM EDT -0.4 feet Low Tide 2017-08-15 Tue 7:01 PM EDT 0.5 feet High Tide 2017-08-15 Tue 7:59 PM EDT Sunset