Fishing Nearshore & offshore has been steady this week.
There has been some nice blackfin Tuna being caught on full day charters about 20 miles out. Sailfish action remains steady, we are averaging 1-5 per trip during this time of year. Some mahis are in the mix but its been infrequent this week. Lots of Barracuda & Kingfish are being caught on baits trolled 1-30 feet below the surface. Trolling is usually best around fronts during these winter months. Bottom fishing has been steady for mangrove snapper, Lane Snapper, Mutton Snapper, & Seabass.
Fishing nearshore has been on fire with lots of Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Snapper, Grunts, Grouper, Sheepshead, Jacks, & Cobia. Anchoring & chumming has been best but drift fishing has been equally successful lately. When doing this style of fishing we are mostly live bait fishing, but throwing lures when there’s plenty of surface activity is always productive too! This fishing is occuring just only 1-2 miles out along our local beaches here in Stuart, FL.
Fishing this week has been excellent for Sheepshead, Snook, Snapper, Croaker, Jack Crevelles, Seatrout, Pompano, Bluefish, Tripletail, & Redfish. Fishing near our St. Lucie inlet in Stuart, FL has been best for Pompano, Sheepshead, & Bluefish. Fishing about 5-6 miles to the north of St. Lucie inlet has been quite productive for larger Seatrout & Redfish. You will also find the larger solo Pompano up that way foraging on shrimp & crabs along the indian river gras beds.