With a cold front pushing through today, conditions are going to be a bit tough over the next few days, with Friday looking to be an improvement. The Indian River has continued to produce some pretty good Seatrout catches, mostly on Gulp Shrimp and other soft plastics along the drop-offs of spoil islands and deeper shorelines. Snook have shown up in greater numbers around docks and deeper shorelines, falling for DOA CALs and Mirrodines. Redfish have been a bit tougher with the water a little dirtier due to the recent winds. In the surf, Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish are still the best bet, with a few Snook starting to spread out on the beaches. Spoons and metal jigs have done the best. Offshore looks like a bust for the next few days, but there have been some Kingfish and Dolphin catches, so hopefully it will calm soon so everyone can catch a few. The inlets have also been a bit off for Snook, but theis weather change should spark some activity. Good luck out there!
Synopsis: A cold front will push south of the local Atlantic waters early today. A Gale center will develop along the slowing front near the northern Bahamas by tonight, while at the same time, strong high pressure will build over the Deep South. These two features will combine to produce dangerous gale conditions over the Atlantic marine area with rapidly building seas today and into Thursday.
GULF STREAM HAZARDS…Seas building to 12 to 15 feet this afternoon with winds increasing to 25 to 30 knots, with frequent gusts to gale force.
The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Monday March 25th.
36 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 31 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 24 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 16 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 12 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
North winds 15 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late morning and frequent gusts to gale force in the afternoon. seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds building to 7 to 10 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds in the afternoon. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
North winds 25 to 30 knots with frequent gusts to gale force. Seas 11 to 15 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. Very rough on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Northeast winds 25 to 30 knots with gusts to gale force, diminishing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 11 to 15 feet with a dominant period 11 seconds. Very rough on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
East winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet
Tides for Vero Beach (ocean) starting with March 27, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 27 High 1:24 AM 3.3 7:17 AM Rise 1:32 AM 63
27 Low 7:40 AM 0.7 7:36 PM Set 12:18 PM
27 High 1:34 PM 3.2
27 Low 8:05 PM 0.3
Th 28 High 2:22 AM 3.2 7:16 AM Rise 2:24 AM 53
28 Low 8:41 AM 0.8 7:37 PM Set 1:08 PM
28 High 2:33 PM 2.9
28 Low 9:07 PM 0.5
F 29 High 3:24 AM 3.0 7:15 AM Rise 3:13 AM 44
29 Low 9:44 AM 0.8 7:37 PM Set 1:59 PM
29 High 3:37 PM 2.9
29 Low 10:09 PM 0.5