Good morning! Inshore fishing has benefitted from the recent calmer conditions, with Redfish still leading the way. There are quite a few larger than average Redfish being caught off of shorelines, on lures such as DOA CAL jigs, Gulp Shrimp, and flies such as sliders and crab patterns. Seatrout are still around in good numbers, being caught around spoil islands and drop offs on Mirrodines, DOA Shrimp, and flies including Clouser Minnows, SeaDucers, and Polar Fiber Minnows. Snook fishing has improved as well with the slightly warmer temps, and Pompano have also been active. The surf has been a mixed bag, with some recent closures, but also some sporadic Tarpon activity, you never know unless you go. Pompano fishing hasn’t quite rebounded yet from the rougher conditions, but a few more calm days should do the trick. The inlets are still producing Snook in good numbers, and Sebastian continues to produce Redfish as well, both on flare jigs and live bait. Seaweed has been an issue. Offshore, plenty of Mutton Snapper have been caught south toward Stuart, and the Kingfish bite has been very good in 60′ of water. Cobia are starting to show up, mostly out to 50′ and closer. Dolphin activity has been good out in 180′ to 200′ of water, but Sailfish fishing has been hit or miss. Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather, and best of luck out there.
Synopsis: High pressure will remain centered over central Florida today, then elongate into the western Atlantic with a trailing ridge axis across north Florida tonight through Friday. A weak cold front will move into the area late Friday night, then stall and dissipate. A strong high pressure ridge well to the north of Florida will produce a freshening onshore flow and building seas this weekend.
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 4th.
40 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 26 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 20 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 10 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 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Tides for Vero Beach (ocean) starting with February 6, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 6 Low 2:24 AM -0.1 7:05 AM Rise 8:17 AM 0
6 High 8:42 AM 3.5 6:06 PM Set 7:47 PM
6 Low 2:47 PM 0.1
6 High 8:53 PM 3.2
Th 7 Low 2:59 AM -0.1 7:04 AM Rise 8:52 AM 3
7 High 9:17 AM 3.3 6:07 PM Set 8:39 PM
7 Low 3:22 PM 0.1
7 High 9:31 PM 3.2
F 8 Low 3:34 AM 0.0 7:04 AM Rise 9:24 AM 7
8 High 9:51 AM 3.3 6:07 PM Set 9:30 PM
8 Low 3:56 PM 0.1
8 High 10:10 PM 3.2