Fishing in Stuart has been on fire! Offshore, Nearshore, & Inshore fishing have all been on a steady uptick.
Fishing inshore this week we have been targeting many Snook, Snapper, Jack Crevelles, Seatrout, Redfish, & Flounder. Also there are still plenty of bluefish around so make sure to have a wire rig ready if you want to take a few home for the fryer. Light wire rigs with a treble hook & a chunk of dead bait works wonders on these toothy critters. Lots of Snook are surrounding our St. Lucie inlet preparing for the annual summer spawn. we have been catching jacks up to 30 lbs. in the river over the past two weeks. Fishing live baits this time of year will do much better than artificial near our St. Lucie inlet. Further up river in the north & south forks we have been catching Tarpon, Snook, & Large Mouth Bass. Beef up your leaders & tackle Spring & summer always brings in bigger fish as the bait is more plentiful.
Nearshore fishing this week has been decent for Cobia, Snapper, Snook, Jack Crevelles, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Bonita. Drifting live baitfish will yield bigger fish, but droping baits down to the bottom like shrimp sardines, squid, will catch you a variety of species. Big jacks are roaming nearshore so plenty of large game fish are here for the taking. Snapper bite has been steady in 40′ of water. Cobia are cruising around sharks at local spots where chumming makes the ocean come alive.
Fishing offshore has been the best over the past two weeks. Mahi Madness has been in full swing with some clients catching there limits of Mahi on a charter. Also catching Bonita, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish, & Cobia on the troll. Bottom fishing deeper ledges is a great way to catch a grouper now that season is back open. Amberjacks are also moving in so bring heavier tackle for battle with these beasts. Trolling has been best from 90-150′ this week. Sailfish activity has also been good as well. We encountered a pack of 5 sails up on the surface yesterday, what an awesome sight. All & all fishing has been good all around, grab a fishing rod and lets get out there!