Happy New Year! The warm and relatively calm conditions have lead to some pretty good fishing in the Indian River, with pretty fair numbers of Redfish being caught along the shorelines. Gulp Shrimp, DOA CAL jigs, and flies such as the Shrimp Tease have accounted for most of the catches. Sea Trout have also been active along drop offs and shorelines with depth, falling for a variety of baits, including DOA Shrimp, Mirrolure Mirrodines, Yo-Zuri slow sinking twitchbaits, and even some topwater plugs like the Rapala Skitterwalk. Pompano fishing in the surf has been good during the calmer days, mostly on sand fleas, and Bluefish have been taking spoons fairly regularly. Offshore, there’s been pretty good Snapper fishing on live bait in the 60-80 ft. range, and decent Kingfish bite on slow trolled live bait. Dolphin have been pretty cooperative in the 200 ft. range, and Sailfish have been taken on mostly live bait. Sebastian Inlet has produced pretty fair Flounder catches on live Finger Mullet, and Fort Pierce Inlet is still the place to be to try and boat a Tarpon at night using bait or plugs.
Synopsis: The axis of Atlantic high pressure will remain across central Florida through Thursday and result in generally favorable boating conditions. Developing low pressure over the southeast United States will bring an increase in offshore flow late this week.
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 Saturday December 29th.
41 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 31 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 27 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 17 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 10 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet with a dominant period 4 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 4 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 4 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers.
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Northwest winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Tides for Vero Beach (ocean) starting with January 2, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 2 High 5:01 AM 3.6 7:12 AM Rise 4:05 AM 16
2 Low 11:03 AM 0.4 5:39 PM Set 3:14 PM
2 High 5:06 PM 3.5
2 Low 11:22 PM -0.1
Th 3 High 5:50 AM 3.6 7:13 AM Rise 5:01 AM 10
3 Low 11:51 AM 0.4 5:39 PM Set 3:57 PM
3 High 5:54 PM 3.5
F 4 Low 12:07 AM -0.1 7:13 AM Rise 5:55 AM 4
4 High 6:35 AM 3.8 5:40 PM Set 4:44 PM
4 Low 12:35 PM 0.4
4 High 6:37 PM 3.5
Sa 5 Low 12:49 AM -0.3 7:13 AM Rise 6:47 AM 1
5 High 7:15 AM 3.6 5:41 PM Set 5:32 PM
5 Low 1:17 PM 0.4
5 High 7:18 PM 3.5