Good morning! Fishing on the beaches has heated up, with Snook showing up in good numbers in several places, being caught on a variety of lures, such as spoons, Mirrodines, jigs, and soft plastics, and flies, all indicative of Pilchards, the preferred bait. There are also plenty of Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle, and a few Pompano to go around. Nearshore, there’s schools of False Albacore and big Jack Crevalle, and occasionally a few Tarpon. Offshore, dirtier water has put a damper on bottom fishing and the Kingfish bite, but Dolphin fishing has been good in the 180′-200′ range. Snook fishing in the inlets has been quite good, but mostly on live croakers and other bait. In the Indian River, there are a number of big Snook inhabiting docks and on the flats, and most are being taken on live Croakers and also the Live Target Croaker swimbaits. Redfish are still plentiful as well, mostly on the shorelines. There are quite a few small to medium sized Seatrout around, but the larger fish have thinned out a bit. Good luck, and good fishing!
Synopsis: High pressure along the U.S. east coast will push east over the Atlantic Ocean this weekend with a trailing ridge axis that will gradually push south across the Florida peninsula. A long fetch of east flow will bring long period swells that will increase wave heights tonight and Thursday.
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 Saturday May 4th.
40 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 26 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 23 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 23 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 10 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 6 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 11 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
East winds 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers.
South winds 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Chance of showers.
Tides for Fort Pierce Inlet starting with May 8, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 8 Low 5:20 AM 0.4 6:37 AM Rise 9:40 AM 9
8 High 11:38 AM 2.0 7:59 PM Set 11:49 PM
8 Low 5:36 PM -0.1
Th 9 High 12:21 AM 2.2 6:36 AM Rise 10:38 AM 16
9 Low 6:11 AM 0.5 7:59 PM
9 High 12:28 PM 2.0
9 Low 6:30 PM 0.0
F 10 High 1:13 AM 2.1 6:35 AM Set 12:46 AM 25
10 Low 7:08 AM 0.5 8:00 PM Rise 11:39 AM
10 High 1:25 PM 2.0
10 Low 7:31 PM 0.1
Sa 11 High 2:10 AM 2.0 6:35 AM Set 1:38 AM 35
11 Low 8:12 AM 0.5 8:00 PM Rise 12:43 PM
11 High 2:29 PM 2.0
11 Low 8:38 PM 0.1