Good morning everyone. Offshore fishing has been decent for the most part, but the high winds and seas forthcoming are going to make it really tough to get out over the next several days. Hopefully the ensuing front will push some Sailfish down into the area. The inlets have been fishing well, with good Snook fishing ( season is closed ) on live bait and jigs, and the occasional large Redfish falling for the same. Flounder fishing has been consistent, with live shrimp and finger mullet producing the best. Surf fishing has been a bit slow, and the east winds will surely make it tough for a few days, but hopefully some more Pompano will move into the area after the front. Inshore, Seatrout fishing continues to be good, falling for everything from soft plastics, flies, and live shrimp. Redfish have been scarce, but there have been some around, and Snook continue to be found in pretty good numbers along shorelines and docks. Water clarity worsened a bit after the rains last week, but sight fishing opportunities are still out there, but you may have to do more looking to find clear water. Good luck out there, and have a Merry Christmas!
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Ft. Pierce Inlet FL
Marine Zone Forecast
…SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION EARLY THIS MORNING…
Synopsis: A cold front crossing the local Atlantic waters will reach south Florida later this morning. Strong north winds behind the front will produce rapidly building seas, resulting in very hazardous boating conditions, especially in the Gulf Stream, the remainder of this week.
.GULF STREAM HAZARDS…North winds increasing to 20 to 25 knots with seas building as high as 9 to 11 feet.
The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Saturday, December 14th.
44 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 30 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 26 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 17 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 11 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 20 to 25 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight.
Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon.
Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet. Chance of showers.
East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet. Showers likely.
Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet. Showers.
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 feet. Showers likely.
Tides for Fort Pierce Inlet starting with December 18, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 18 High 12:45 AM 2.0 7:05 AM Set 12:21 PM 66
18 Low 6:46 AM 0.3 5:30 PM
18 High 1:16 PM 2.1
18 Low 7:25 PM 0.3
Th 19 High 1:49 AM 2.0 7:06 AM Rise 12:16 AM 54
19 Low 7:53 AM 0.4 5:31 PM Set 12:59 PM
19 High 2:15 PM 2.1
19 Low 8:29 PM 0.1
F 20 High 2:56 AM 2.1 7:07 AM Rise 1:19 AM 43
20 Low 8:59 AM 0.4 5:31 PM Set 1:37 PM
20 High 3:15 PM 2.1
20 Low 9:30 PM 0.0
Sa 21 High 4:01 AM 2.1 7:07 AM Rise 2:21 AM 32
21 Low 10:01 AM 0.4 5:32 PM Set 2:15 PM
21 High 4:15 PM 2.1
21 Low 10:28 PM -0.1
Su 22 High 5:02 AM 2.2 7:08 AM Rise 3:23 AM 22
22 Low 10:59 AM 0.4 5:32 PM Set 2:55 PM
22 High 5:12 PM 2.1
22 Low 11:22 PM -0.3