Fishing in the Indian River remains pretty good, with plenty of Snook around in all sizes. Clear water is getting a bit harder to find due to higher winds, but the fish don’t seem to mind. Darker colors such as black and root beer have produced best, with DOA CAL jigs and flies like Sliders and Rattle Shrimp working the best. Redfish numbers are still pretty good, orienting to the shorelines and cleaner water flats. Surf fishing has been hit or miss, with few Pompano around dur to the water being a bit dirty because of the winds, but the Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel have been plentiful, especially near Fort Pierce Inlet. Snook fishing in both inlets has remained good, both for live baiters and jiggers. Offshore, Dolphin have been in closer than normal, around 80′ to 100′ of water, and Tarpon are perking up with the warmer weather off the power plant. Good luck out there!
Synopsis: High pressure just offshore the Carolinas this morning will push seaward as strong low pressure develops over the Southeast U.S. Thursday. Boating conditions will deteriorate Thursday night with very hazardous boating conditions Friday with Gale conditions possible, especially offshore. A strong cold front is forecast to cross the local Atlantic waters late Friday into Friday night which will bring a threat for strong storms pushing offshore. High pressure will build over the area behind the front this weekend with improving boating conditions, especially Sunday.
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 Wednesday April 17th.
45 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 30 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 21 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 12 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 7 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. 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 with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers after midnight.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 5 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south 20 to 25 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
South winds 20 to 25 knots with higher gusts. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Very rough on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
West winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet
Tides for Vero Beach (ocean) starting with April 17, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 17 Low 12:31 AM -0.1 6:55 AM Set 5:53 AM 90
17 High 6:49 AM 4.1 7:47 PM Rise 6:07 PM
17 Low 12:56 PM -0.4
17 High 7:19 PM 4.3
Th 18 Low 1:24 AM -0.3 6:54 AM Set 6:33 AM 96
18 High 7:38 AM 4.2 7:48 PM Rise 7:12 PM
18 Low 1:45 PM -0.5
18 High 8:09 PM 4.5
F 19 Low 2:13 AM -0.3 6:53 AM Set 7:13 AM 99
19 High 8:25 AM 4.2 7:48 PM Rise 8:16 PM
19 Low 2:33 PM -0.7
19 High 8:57 PM 4.5
Sa 20 Low 3:01 AM -0.1 6:52 AM Set 7:54 AM 99
20 High 9:10 AM 4.2 7:49 PM Rise 9:19 PM
20 Low 3:19 PM -0.5
20 High 9:44 PM 4.3