Dolphin fishing this weekend was pretty good, with fair numbers of fish caught, and the winning fish in the St. Lucie County Fishing Frenzy tipping the scales at 31 lbs. , second at 28 lbs. , and third at 25 lbs. The Kingfish bite has been a bit slow, but bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper has been quite good off Bethel Shoals. Snook fishing in the inlets has been good on live Croakers, and Redfish are being caught at night on bait and jigs. In the surf, Snook continue to show up in close, and are being caught on spoons, jigs, and plugs. There are still a surprising number of Bluefish around, along with solid numbers of Spanish Mackerel, both being caught on spoons. Inshore, baby tarpon are getting active in solid numbers, and there are still plenty of quality Snook on the flats and around docks, mostly caught on live bait and DOA CAL jigs. Redfish have been predictably found in some of the areas with the cleanest water, mostly north of Vero.
Synopsis: Expect numerous showers and offshore moving storms Monday as a weak frontal boundary approaches the area, crossing through the area on Tuesday. Winds and seas will diminish through midweek as high pressure rebuilds north of the area.
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 Thursday May 9th.
41 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 28 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 24 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 19 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 12 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 13 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
West winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 12 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
West winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 11 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tides for Fort Pierce Inlet starting with May 13, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
M 13 High 4:14 AM 2.0 6:34 AM Set 3:10 AM 58
13 Low 10:23 AM 0.3 8:01 PM Rise 2:51 PM
13 High 4:46 PM 2.0
13 Low 10:51 PM 0.3
Tu 14 High 5:15 AM 2.1 6:33 AM Set 3:50 AM 69
14 Low 11:23 AM 0.0 8:02 PM Rise 3:54 PM
14 High 5:51 PM 2.1
14 Low 11:51 PM 0.1
W 15 High 6:12 AM 2.2 6:32 AM Set 4:29 AM 79
15 Low 12:18 PM -0.1 8:03 PM Rise 4:56 PM
15 High 6:49 PM 2.3
Th 16 Low 12:47 AM 0.1 6:32 AM Set 5:08 AM 88
16 High 7:05 AM 2.2 8:03 PM Rise 5:59 PM
16 Low 1:09 PM -0.4
16 High 7:43 PM 2.4
F 17 Low 1:38 AM 0.0 6:31 AM Set 5:47 AM 94
17 High 7:55 AM 2.3 8:04 PM Rise 7:01 PM
17 Low 1:57 PM -0.5
17 High 8:32 PM 2.5