Looks like we’re going to have some great weather for the 4th of July weekend, so hopefully everyone can get out and enjoy the water this weekend. There’s plenty of good fishing to be had as well. For those heading offshore, bottom fishing for Snapper has been very good in 60′-80′ of water on Pilchards and greenies, and Kingfish are also being caught in the same depth slow trolling the same baits. There are scattered Dolphin as well in 120′ to 150′ of water, mostly caught on live bait. The beaches are calm and clear, but you may have to find areas without seaweed, but there’s plenty of weed free areas around. Glass minnows and small Pilchards are along most beaches, and Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle, and even a few Tarpon are there to thin their numbers. Jigs, plugs like Mirrodines, and flies such as Clouser Minnows, Polar Fibre Minnows, and Bush Pigs are catching their share. Snook are still being caught on Croakers and other live bait in the inlets, but remember that season is closed and release them with care. Inshore, Snook and Redfish are prevalent along shorelines, taking flies like sliders and Kwans, as well as DOA CAL jigs, and baby Tarpon are around for early risers around outflows and basins. Good luck out there, and be safe!
Ft. Pierce Inlet FL
Marine Zone Forecast
Synopsis: A weak wind flow pattern will occur through mid week, with winds become onshore near the coast each afternoon. Seas will remain very favorable for small craft operation through the Fourth of July holiday. The Atlantic ridge will rebuild by late week, resulting in freshening southeast winds and a slight rise in seas.
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 June 25th.
41 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 30 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 24 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 15 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 8 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
Onshore winds 5 knots becoming northwest towards daybreak. Seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 5 seconds. mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.
East winds 5 knots becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 3 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
South winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms
Tides for Fort Pierce Inlet starting with July 3, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 3 Low 3:11 AM 0.1 6:30 AM Rise 7:16 AM 0
3 High 9:29 AM 2.1 8:20 PM Set 9:25 PM
3 Low 3:28 PM -0.5
3 High 10:11 PM 2.4
Th 4 Low 4:01 AM 0.0 6:31 AM Rise 8:22 AM 1
4 High 10:20 AM 2.2 8:20 PM Set 10:19 PM
4 Low 4:19 PM -0.5
4 High 11:00 PM 2.4
F 5 Low 4:52 AM 0.0 6:31 AM Rise 9:29 AM 5
5 High 11:13 AM 2.2 8:20 PM Set 11:07 PM
5 Low 5:12 PM -0.4
5 High 11:49 PM 2.4
Sa 6 Low 5:46 AM -0.1 6:32 AM Rise 10:35 AM 12
6 High 12:08 PM 2.2 8:20 PM Set 11:51 PM
6 Low 6:08 PM -0.3
Su 7 High 12:40 AM 2.3 6:32 AM Rise 11:40 AM 21
7 Low 6:43 AM -0.1 8:20 PM
7 High 1:05 PM 2.1
7 Low 7:06 PM -0.1