Good morning! Fishing in the Indian River has remained very good, with plenty of Redfish around shorelines, as well as some healthy looking Seatrout. Gulp Shrimp, soft plastic jerk baits, and flies such as Kwans and Rattle Shrimp have done damage on both species. There are also plenty of Pompano around, mostly on the flats and spoil islands, and mostly falling for goofy jigs. Snook are starting to get active with the warmer temps we are getting, mostly around docks deeper shorelines. There has been a bit more activity in the surf, with Pompano fishing improving, mostly on sand fleas, and a fair number of Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel taking spoons and jigs. Sebastian Inlet is yielding plenty of Snook and some big Redfish on flare jigs, while the Snook bite in Fort Pierce Inlet has been slow. There have been plenty of Bluefish and Spanish in Fort Pierce to take up the slack. Offshore looks a bit bumpy for a few days, but there have been good catches of Dolphin in 180-200 feet, and Cobia in closer. Sailfish have been active to the north, but locally a bit slow. Best of luck out there!
Synopsis: A large high pressure over the eastern U.S. and western Atlantic will settle north of Puerto Rico, with its axis extending westward across central Florida into the weekend. A moderate to gentle southeast to south breeze will become southwest to south early next week.
GULF STREAM HAZARDS…Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots with seas 5 to 7 feet.
The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Monday February 18th.
40 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 28 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 26 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 16 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 10 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Chance of showers.
South winds 10 to 15 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 February 20, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 20 Low 1:50 AM -1.0 6:54 AM Set 7:48 AM 99
20 High 8:13 AM 4.2 6:16 PM Rise 7:40 PM
20 Low 2:17 PM -0.7
20 High 8:34 PM 4.2
Th 21 Low 2:41 AM -0.8 6:54 AM Set 8:31 AM 97
21 High 9:00 AM 4.2 6:17 PM Rise 8:46 PM
21 Low 3:07 PM -0.8
21 High 9:24 PM 4.2
F 22 Low 3:31 AM -0.7 6:53 AM Set 9:11 AM 93
22 High 9:46 AM 4.1 6:17 PM Rise 9:49 PM
22 Low 3:58 PM -0.7
22 High 10:15 PM 4.1
Sa 23 Low 4:23 AM -0.4 6:52 AM Set 9:51 AM 86
23 High 10:34 AM 3.9 6:18 PM Rise 10:51 PM
23 Low 4:49 PM -0.5
23 High 11:07 PM 3.8