The word for today boys and girls is Grundens! The cold, rough conditions has shut down offshore fishing for a few days, but for the hearty there has been quite a bit of activity nearshore, with lots of Spinner Sharks and Cobia just off the beaches. The Spinners have been in pods of greenies and taking large plugs and bait, while the Cobia have been following rays and falling for jigs with soft plastics and crabs . The inlets have been producing reasonable numbers of Snook at night, a bit slower during the day, and this rougher weather could turn them on a bit, with flare jigs being your best bet. There are still quite a few Spanish Mackerel in the surf, taking spoons and metal jigs, and the cooler weather may spark some Pompano movement. In the IRL, there are plenty of Redfish around, taking DOA Cals and other soft plastics, as well as flies such as Kwans, Shrimp Tease, and Raccoon Sliders. Seatrout are abundant as well, mostly on drop offs, and have been taking soft plastics and plugs such as suspending Yo-Zuri 3D Minnows. Good luck out there!
Synopsis: Cold high pressure centered over Arkansas this morning will weaken as it pushes east across the southeast U.S. through tonight. The high pressure will continue seaward late this week with a trailing ridge axis extending back across the Florida peninsula this weekend.
GULF STREAM HAZARDS…North to Northwest winds 20 knots and gusty. Seas 7 to 9 feet.
The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Friday March 1st.
45 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 28 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 21 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 14 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.7 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
North winds around 20 knots diminishing to 15 to 20 knots this afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
North winds 15 to 20 knots early this evening becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters.
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Tides for Vero Beach (ocean) starting with March 6, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 6 Low 1:25 AM 0.0 6:41 AM Rise 6:53 AM 0
6 High 7:38 AM 3.5 6:25 PM Set 6:35 PM
6 Low 1:45 PM 0.1
6 High 7:53 PM 3.5
Th 7 Low 2:00 AM 0.0 6:40 AM Rise 7:26 AM 0
7 High 8:13 AM 3.5 6:25 PM Set 7:27 PM
7 Low 2:18 PM 0.0
7 High 8:30 PM 3.5
F 8 Low 2:34 AM 0.0 6:39 AM Rise 7:59 AM 1
8 High 8:48 AM 3.5 6:26 PM Set 8:19 PM
8 Low 2:51 PM 0.0
8 High 9:08 PM 3.5
Sa 9 Low 3:08 AM 0.1 6:38 AM Rise 8:32 AM 4
9 High 9:22 AM 3.5 6:26 PM Set 9:12 PM
9 Low 3:24 PM 0.0
9 High 9:46 PM 3.5