Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Fishing in the IRL for Redfish has been really good, with plenty of clean water around. Fish have been falling for soft plastics, such as the DOA CAL jigs and Gulp baits, and fly fishers have scored with Tarantula Kwans and Shrimp Tease flies. Sea Trout fishing has been very good, with fish being caught around the spoil islands and drop offs on Live Target Shrimp, Rapala X-Rap Subwalks, and Yo-Zuri 3D Inshore Twitchbaits. Surf fishing has slowed down over the last few days, but there are still some Bluefish being caught on spoons, and the occasional Pompano caught on sand fleas. Water in the inlets has been exceptionally clear, making Snook a bit tough to fool, but there have been a few Redfish and Bluefish around. Offshore, there have been plenty of Blackfin Tuna around, and even quite a few Wahoo as well. Sailfish fishing has been a bit slow, but this north wind should perk things up. Good luck out there!
Synopsis: High pressure will strengthen over the mid Atlantic states from late week through this weekend. A fresh to strong east to southeast breeze will develop later today through early Friday with hazardous seas developing. Conditions will improve over the weekend as the high pressure pushes seaward and another weak front stalls north of the waters.
GULF STREAM HAZARDS…East winds increasing near 20 knots late in the day and 20 to 25 knots tonight.
Approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Sunday December 23rd.
41 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 31 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 24 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 14 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 10 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
East winds 10 to 15 knots this morning increasing near 20 knots late. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 5 seconds. choppy on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 6 seconds. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers.
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers
Tides for Vero Beach (ocean) starting with December 26, 2018.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 26 Low 4:04 AM -0.4 7:10 AM Set 10:38 AM 87
26 High 10:32 AM 4.2 5:34 PM Rise 10:07 PM
26 Low 4:39 PM 0.0
26 High 10:53 PM 3.9
Th 27 Low 5:02 AM -0.1 7:10 AM Set 11:22 AM 78
27 High 11:26 AM 4.1 5:35 PM Rise 11:10 PM
27 Low 5:39 PM 0.0
27 High 11:53 PM 3.8
F 28 Low 6:04 AM 0.0 7:11 AM Set 12:02 PM 67
28 High 12:21 PM 3.9 5:35 PM
28 Low 6:41 PM 0.0
Sa 29 High 12:56 AM 3.6 7:11 AM Rise 12:12 AM 56
29 Low 7:09 AM 0.3 5:36 PM Set 12:40 PM
29 High 1:19 PM 3.6
29 Low 7:44 PM 0.0