The rains have subsided, and sunny days are providing sight fishing opportunities in the Indian River, with some of the cleanest water conditions we’ve seen . There have been plenty of Redfish around, with Gulp Shrimp being the best bet on spinning and Rattle Shrimp the best bet for fly anglers. Seatrout are also quite abundant, with some pretty large fish among them. DOA CAL jigs and suspending plugs such as Mirrodines and Rapala Rattle Mullet have been producing the best. Surf fishing and offshore have been pretty tough the last few days with the rough conditions, but the coming west winds should knock it down a bit and clean things up. Snook fishing in both inlets has been very good, and Redfish have also been prevalent in Sebastian, with flare jigs working best for both. Good luck, and tight lines!
Synopsis: Winds and seas are building behind a cold front moving over the Florida waters. Poor to hazardous boating conditions will continue into Friday as North to Northeast flow freshens. Winds will decrease into the weekend, though seas may remain poor offshore north of Sebastian Inlet.
GULF STREAM HAZARDS…Northerly winds around 20 knots today with seas building to 6 to 8 feet.
The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Tuesday January 29th.
42 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 30 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 25 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 18 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 11 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
North winds 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet and higher in the gulf stream, with a dominant period 9 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. slight chance of showers.
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet and higher in the gulf stream, with a dominant period 7 seconds. choppy on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of showers.
Tides for Vero Beach (ocean) starting with January 30, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 30 High 3:40 AM 3.2 7:09 AM Rise 2:56 AM 30
30 Low 9:46 AM 0.4 6:01 PM Set 1:56 PM
30 High 3:47 PM 3.0
30 Low 10:09 PM -0.1
Th 31 High 4:38 AM 3.2 7:08 AM Rise 3:51 AM 22
31 Low 10:41 AM 0.4 6:01 PM Set 2:41 PM
31 High 4:43 PM 3.0
31 Low 11:01 PM -0.1
F 1 High 5:29 AM 3.2 7:08 AM Rise 4:43 AM 14
1 Low 11:30 AM 0.4 6:02 PM Set 3:29 PM
1 High 5:32 PM 3.0
1 Low 11:47 PM -0.1
Sa 2 High 6:14 AM 3.3 7:07 AM Rise 5:33 AM 8
2 Low 12:15 PM 0.3 6:03 PM Set 4:19 PM
2 High 6:17 PM 3.0