The windier conditions have stirred up the water in the Indian River in many places, but the fishing for Redfish has remained good. There are plenty of fish north and south, and the several days of calmer weather upcoming should help. Snook are starting to show up in the shallows in greater numbers as well, and fishing for Pompano remains productive, mostly on goofy jigs. There are also plenty of Seatrout around, with DOA CAL jigs and other soft plastics accounting for most of the catches. The beaches have been producing plenty of Spanish Mackerel on spoons and metal jigs. particularly near the inlets. Pompano fishing has been a bit off due to the rougher conditions and seaweed. Snook fishing in the inlets has been hit or miss, with better results on live bait. Offshore is coming off a period of rough conditions, but the pending calmer days should help. There have been plenty of Cobia around in close, and a few Sailfish and Dolphin out between 180 and 200 feet. Get out and enjoy the next several days, the conditions look great!
Synopsis: Weak high pressure will remain in place over central and south Florida through this weekend. Light onshore winds today will become south to southwest from late week into the weekend. There is a slight chance for offshore moving thunderstorms this afternoon and early evening.
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 Monday February 25th.
44 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 32 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 24 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 16 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.8 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.
West winds 5 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
North winds 5 knots becoming east in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Tides for Vero Beach (ocean) starting with February 27, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 27 High 2:02 AM 3.0 6:48 AM Rise 1:45 AM 46
27 Low 8:16 AM 0.5 6:20 PM Set 12:38 PM
27 High 2:11 PM 2.9
27 Low 8:43 PM 0.1
Th 28 High 3:06 AM 3.0 6:47 AM Rise 2:39 AM 37
28 Low 9:17 AM 0.7 6:21 PM Set 1:25 PM
28 High 3:15 PM 2.9
28 Low 9:42 PM 0.1
F 1 High 4:08 AM 3.0 6:46 AM Rise 3:30 AM 28
1 Low 10:15 AM 0.7 6:22 PM Set 2:15 PM
1 High 4:15 PM 2.9
1 Low 10:36 PM 0.1
Sa 2 High 5:01 AM 3.0 6:45 AM Rise 4:17 AM 19
2 Low 11:06 AM 0.5 6:22 PM Set 3:06 PM
2 High 5:08 PM 3.0
2 Low 11:25 PM 0.1