Even with the windy, rough conditions, surf fishing for Bluefish has been really good on spoons and Jigfish metals. Pompano fishing has been off with these conditions, but will surely rebound with some calmer days. The inlets have been the best bet of late, with lots of Snook and Redfish in Sebastian being taken on flare jigs and Hogy swimbaits. Tarpon have been abundant at Fort Pierce Inlet at night, taking jigs and plugs, and Snook have also been active at night on flare jigs, but season is still closed. Inshore fishing has been solid, with plenty of Redfish around, falling for DOA Cal jigs, Gulp Shrimp, and other soft plastics, particularly in the New Penny color scheme. There are also quite a few Seatrout around, including some sizeable ones. Pompano fishing in the IRL has been a bit hit or miss, but those putting the time in are still finding them along the spoil islands.
Marine Weather Forecast
Synopsis: High pressure building offshore the eastern U.S. coast will slide east over the western Atlantic. A strong cold front will approach central Florida tonight and cross the area early Thursday. Gusty southeast to south winds today and west on Thursday will decrease late Thu afternoon but poor to hazardous boating conditions will remain through the evening hours.
GULF STREAM HAZARDS…Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots with seas 7 to 9 feet today and tonight.
The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Monday January 21st.
43 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 31 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 27 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 19 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 12 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
South winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the evening, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots becoming west 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Showers likely in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms. Showers in the afternoon.
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight.
North winds 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Tides for Vero Beach (ocean) starting with January 23, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 23 Low 2:57 AM -1.0 7:12 AM Set 9:15 AM 96
23 High 9:22 AM 4.2 5:55 PM Rise 8:56 PM
23 Low 3:28 PM -0.5
23 High 9:42 PM 3.9
Th 24 Low 3:50 AM -0.7 7:11 AM Set 9:58 AM 90
24 High 10:11 AM 4.1 5:56 PM Rise 10:01 PM
24 Low 4:21 PM -0.5
24 High 10:36 PM 3.9
F 25 Low 4:45 AM -0.4 7:11 AM Set 10:39 AM 82
25 High 11:01 AM 3.9 5:57 PM Rise 11:03 PM
25 Low 5:17 PM -0.4
25 High 11:32 PM 3.6
Sa 26 Low 5:42 AM -0.1 7:11 AM Set 11:17 AM 72
26 High 11:53 AM 3.6 5:57 PM
26 Low 6:14 PM -0.4