Fishing in the Indian River has still been good, with plenty of Redfish around, and some larger Seatrout. Both species have been taken on Hook Up Jigs, DOA CAL jigs, and Gulp Shrimp. Fly anglers have been scoring on crab patterns for Redfish, and Clouser Minnows and Seaducers for the Seatrout. There have also been Pompano caught intermittently on jigs. Fishing the inlets for Snook has been good as well, but closed season lasts a few more weeks. In the surf, fishing for Pompano has been good on sand fleas and clams, and there’s still plenty of Bluefish around taking spoons. Offshore, the Sailfish bite has slowed a bit from the incredible fishing last week, but its still worthwhile. Slow trolled live bait has been the ticket to some pretty good Kingfish action in the 80 ft. range.
Synopsis: Increasingly favorable boating conditions through late week as high pressure builds across the Florida Peninsula. Boating conditions will deteriorate this weekend as a strong cold front crosses the waters on Sunday. Winds will increase out of the southeast and south Saturday followed by a large area of rain and embedded storms that should push offshore Saturday night into Sunday along or ahead of the front.
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 Tuesday January 15th.
42 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 28 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 25 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 18 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 12 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.
North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
East winds 5 knots becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters.
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Chance of showers.
West winds 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tides for Vero Beach (ocean) starting with January 17, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Th 17 High 4:10 AM 3.3 7:13 AM Set 3:24 AM 75
17 Low 10:12 AM 0.4 5:50 PM Rise 2:33 PM
17 High 4:13 PM 3.2
17 Low 10:34 PM -0.4
F 18 High 5:08 AM 3.5 7:13 AM Set 4:28 AM 84
18 Low 11:07 AM 0.3 5:51 PM Rise 3:26 PM
18 High 5:13 PM 3.3
18 Low 11:28 PM -0.5
Sa 19 High 6:03 AM 3.8 7:13 AM Set 5:32 AM 91
19 Low 12:00 PM 0.0 5:52 PM Rise 4:26 PM
19 High 6:09 PM 3.6