Good morning everyone! The recent cold front has changed up the mix, clearing the water up even further, and the water levels have also dropped, making for some prime sight fishing conditions. Seatrout continue to be the focus, with both numbers and quality fish around. Soft plastics, live shrimp, and flies such as the Shrimp Tease fished along shorelines with current and drop-offs have all been effective. Redfish are also being caught in solid numbers on the flats and along shorelines up and down the IRL. Snook are around, but the cooler temps have them pretty lethargic right now. Sebastian Inlet has produced a lot of Snook and larger Redfish in the evenings, on flare jigs and live bait and the surf has produced quite a few Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel, along with a few Snook still. Spoons and metals have produced the best. Pompano action has been a little sporadic, but some good days have been had with sand fleas and clams, with the Cove area being about as consistent as anywhere. Offshore, the Sailfish bite has slowed a bit, and the Dolphin have been rather scattered, but hopefully this colder weather will drive some fish into the area. Good luck out there.
Ft. Pierce Inlet FL
Marine Zone Forecast
Synopsis: Poor conditions for small craft operators this morning due to a moderate northwest to west breeze in the offshore waters. Favorable boating conditions resume by this afternoon. Winds and seas continue to subside through late week as a high pressure ridge builds across Florida and the adjacent Atlantic.
GULF STREAM HAZARDS…West to northwest winds 15 to 20 knots through noon today. The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Tuesday, December 3rd.
39 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 30 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 23 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 17 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.9 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
West to northwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 5 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Northeast winds 5 knots becoming east after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Smooth on the intracoastal waters.
Southeast winds 5 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Smooth on the intracoastal waters.
East winds 5 knots becoming north after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot. Slight chance of showers.
Northeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers.
East winds 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Tides for Fort Pierce Inlet starting with December 4, 2019.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 4 High 1:42 AM 1.9 6:56 AM Set 12:02 AM 45
4 Low 8:02 AM 1.0 5:26 PM Rise 1:10 PM
4 High 2:09 PM 2.0
4 Low 8:38 PM 1.0
Th 5 High 2:41 AM 1.9 6:57 AM Set 12:54 AM 54
5 Low 8:59 AM 1.0 5:27 PM Rise 1:41 PM
5 High 3:01 PM 2.0
5 Low 9:30 PM 0.9
F 6 High 3:38 AM 1.9 6:58 AM Set 1:45 AM 64
6 Low 9:52 AM 1.0 5:27 PM Rise 2:12 PM
6 High 3:53 PM 2.0
6 Low 10:17 PM 0.8
Sa 7 High 4:33 AM 2.0 6:58 AM Set 2:36 AM 72
7 Low 10:41 AM 1.0 5:27 PM Rise 2:43 PM
7 High 4:42 PM 2.0
7 Low 11:01 PM 0.5
Su 8 High 5:23 AM 2.0 6:59 AM Set 3:29 AM 80
8 Low 11:26 AM 0.9 5:27 PM Rise 3:16 PM
8 High 5:29 PM 2.0
8 Low 11:42 PM 0.4