Includes Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Stuart, West Palm Beach and Lake Worth
March 19 – 21
Snook fishing this week has been excellent for keeper-size snook when live bait fishing. Lots of larger jacks are roaming the river. These fish have been upwards of 30 pounds. Bring heavy tackle if you plan to bring one boatside. Shrimp fishing has slowed down. Few sheepshead, black drum, flounder, and snapper as of lately. Pompano are starting to thin out. Sailfish flats are still holding fish, expect to make long drifts to catch a few pompano this week.
Cobia fishing has been phenomenal this week. Clients are limiting out in roughly one hour of fishing. These fish are 20-50 pounds. Bring extra heavy tackle if you plan to land them in a timely fashion. Do not gaff smaller fish. Use a large landing net if the fish looks less than 15 pounds. Trolling has been a tad slow. Few blackfin tunas, occasional mahi, and a stray sailfish in depths from 90′ to 150’. Snapper fishing has been decent on the 6 & 8 Mile reefs for lane, muttons and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Jonathan Earhart