Includes Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Stuart, West Palm Beach and Lake Worth

March 16-18


A live shrimp fooled this hefty black drum.

Snook fishing will be our main focus this week. Bait fishing will be your best bet around local bridges & structure. Sheepshead, black drum, flounder, triple tail are all still readily available when fishing shrimp in our very own beautiful Indian river. Big jacks are also cruising local seawalls so use heavy tackle with larger baits to target trophy sized fish this time of year. Pompano fishing has been hit or miss around the st lucie inlet when fishing bottom rigs or jigging the flats. bring a few extra jigs due to heavy concentrations of bluefish, ladyfish, & spanish mackerel.


Fishing nearshore this week our main focus will be cobia, snapper, & mackerel. Nearshore wrecks an reefs are a sure fire way to fill the fish box during the month of March. Bottom fishing with cut bait will catch a variety of snappers this time of year. Jigging with 1-3 oz cobia jigs is an excellent way to catch a larger tastier fish for the frying pan. Spanish mackerel fishing remains strong down at pecks lake. Sheepshead are around local reefs so drop some live shrimp down for steady action!


This week lots of boats are reporting good action on blackfin tuna about 10 miles offshore. Mahis are mixed in and also can be found along current edges & weedlines anywhere from 90′-400′. Trolling small feathers will yield steady action on tuna, mahi, & bonitas. Trolling ballyhoo will give you a better shot at larger Mahis & sailfish. Most action has been from 160-200′ of water over the past few days. Bottom fishing remains strong with plenty of snapper & grouper action. Some cobia are being caught on deeper reefs while bottom fishing when using larger baits or vertical jigging as well. Kingfishing has been steady in 60-140′ when trolling planers with ballyhoo with wire leaders an flashy seawiches.

Capt. Jonathan Earhart

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