With the weather of the last few days being fairly awful, there hasn’t been a lot of people fishing, but there have been a few bright spots for those willing to brave it. Snook fishing in the inlets has been good, but mostly on live bait, and Kingfish have been prolific to the south. In the Indian River, there have been quite a few Redfish around still, even with sight fishing conditions being less than optimal. Blind casting shorelines with DOA CALs and jigs have paid off the best. Seatrout are also being caught in good numbers, and the cooler weather should only help that. The weather looks to be improving, so hopefully you get out there. We have Capt. Joe Gonzalez in the Vero store at 1:00 on Saturday to talk about fishing in South Florida for Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon. Joe’s knowledge of that fishery, and fish behavior in general, is hard to beat, and his seminar will help you with your flats fishing, regardless of species. Don’t miss it.
Synopsis: A low pressure wave near the Bahamas this morning will move northeast over the Atlantic today and tonight. As this occurs a fresh east northeast to northeast breeze this morning will back more to northerly and become moderate from this afternoon through Thursday. While winds will slowly diminish through late week, boating conditions will remain poor to hazardous through Thursday as large northeast swells impact the local waters.
GULF STREAM HAZARDS…Northeast winds around 20 knots with 8 to 10 foot seas north of Sebastian Inlet, 15 to 20 knots and 7 to 8 feet south of Sebastian Inlet. Winds will diminish beginning this afternoon, however large swells will continue into tonight.
The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Sunday March 17th.
40 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 29 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 23 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 13 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 10 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight.
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Tides for Vero Beach (ocean) starting with March 20, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 20 Low 1:42 AM -0.5 7:25 AM Set 7:20 AM 97
20 High 8:02 AM 4.2 7:32 PM Rise 7:23 PM
20 Low 2:07 PM -0.5
20 High 8:26 PM 4.3
Th 21 Low 2:33 AM -0.7 7:24 AM Set 8:01 AM 99
21 High 8:49 AM 4.3 7:33 PM Rise 8:28 PM
21 Low 2:56 PM -0.7
21 High 9:16 PM 4.5
F 22 Low 3:22 AM -0.5 7:23 AM Set 8:42 AM 99
22 High 9:35 AM 4.2 7:34 PM Rise 9:33 PM
22 Low 3:44 PM -0.7
22 High 10:05 PM 4.3
Sa 23 Low 4:10 AM -0.4 7:22 AM Set 9:22 AM 95
23 High 10:20 AM 4.1 7:34 PM Rise 10:35 PM
23 Low 4:32 PM -0.7
23 High 10:53 PM 4.2