Good morning everyone! Calmer conditions of late have improved the surf fishing, with Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, and Snook feeding on migrating mullet and greenies that have been around. Twitchbaits, Hogy Paddle Tail swimbaits, and spoons have performed the best. Pompano have started to show up as well, with clams and sand fleas working the best. Nearshore there have been Tarpon around sporadically as well, being caught mostly on live bait. The inlets continue to produce Snook in decent numbers, but mostly on live bait. Inshore, the higher water from the king tides has started to recede, so hopefully sight fishing will improve. Meanwhile, shoreline fishing for Snook and baby Tarpon has been good, with anglers having success on everything from live mullet to plugs and flies that resemble mullet. Offshore has been fairly tough, with Mutton Snapper being caught in Stuart and south in 30′-40′ of water being the lone bright spot. The front coming thru later this week should change the mix a bit, hopefully for the better. Good luck out there!
Ft. Pierce Inlet FL
Marine Zone Forecast
…SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION..
Synopsis: A cool front will push through into south Florida today, forcing winds to quickly shift to north and northeast. Poor boating conditions will spread across the local Atlantic waters and continue through late week as the front becomes diffuse and winds veer to the east.
GULF STREAM HAZARDS…North to northeast winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots with seas building to 4 to 6 feet.
The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Tuesday October 22nd.
41 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 29 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 21 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 14 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 10 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 15 to 20 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms. Chance of showers in the afternoon.
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
East winds 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet. Chance of showers.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Chance of showers.
Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tides for Fort Pierce Inlet starting with October 23, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 23 High 4:27 AM 2.4 7:26 AM Rise 2:21 AM 35
23 Low 10:36 AM 0.9 6:45 PM Set 4:00 PM
23 High 5:07 PM 2.5
23 Low 11:11 PM 0.9
Th 24 High 5:33 AM 2.5 7:27 AM Rise 3:27 AM 25
24 Low 11:38 AM 0.6 6:44 PM Set 4:42 PM
24 High 6:04 PM 2.6
F 25 Low 12:07 AM 0.6 7:27 AM Rise 4:33 AM 15
25 High 6:34 AM 2.7 6:43 PM Set 5:23 PM
25 Low 12:35 PM 0.5
25 High 6:57 PM 2.7
Sa 26 Low 12:59 AM 0.3 7:28 AM Rise 5:39 AM 8
26 High 7:29 AM 2.9 6:43 PM Set 6:03 PM
26 Low 1:27 PM 0.4
26 High 7:48 PM 2.8
Su 27 Low 1:49 AM 0.1 7:28 AM Rise 6:45 AM 2
27 High 8:21 AM 3.0 6:42 PM Set 6:44 PM
27 Low 2:18 PM 0.4
27 High 8:36 PM 2.8