Good Morning, Offshore the last few days has been good with a few sailfish around with some dolphin mixed in in 60 to 90ft to the south of FT Pierce inlet live bait has been the bait of choice. The snapper bite has been hit or miss with the cold water moved in the last few days it should pick back up with the south east wind. The bait has been hit or miss around the bouys and on the beach in 30 to 50ft. The kingfish bite has been steady on the bar in 80ft with live bait. Inshore the redfish bite has been good to the north around Vero Shores with top water and soft baits first light and a few hours before dark has produced the best. There has been some mullet starting to show up with some nice trout and snook in them. The snapper bite has been good around the bridges with live shrimp and white baits. The Beach fishing has slowed down a little with a few tarpon and snook mixed in. Todays weather is
Synopsis: The Atlantic ridge axis will weaken across north Florida and adjacent Atlantic waters into the weekend while an easterly wave moves toward south Florida. This will generate a southeast breeze this afternoon and tonight. An area of low pressure is forecast to develop and offshore from east central Florida later this weekend and then move northeast away from the area into early next week. Winds will then veer to the south to southwest as the Atlantic ridge axis rebuilds across south Florida.
.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 August 22nd.
39 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 27 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 20 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 13 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 8 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet with a dominant period 4 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet with a dominant period 4 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 5 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Good Luck, Kadri