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Southeast Florida Forecast

Southeast Florida Forecast
Southeast Florida Forecast

Capt. Jonathan Earhart predicts fishing trends from Wabasso Beach to Boca Raton, including Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Stuart, West Palm Beach and Lake Worth 

November 19 - 21


Mullet run is all but over, colder weather patterns will have triggered the majority of mullet to migrate out of our region. Baits like pilchards and bunker and some resident mullet are still around, expect to do some searching to find a handful. Snook fishing has been hit or miss this week when bait fishing. Pompano fishing is on an upward trend. Fishing sandy flats like sailfish point will produce plenty of action on pompano jigs.

stuart spanish mackerel fishing

Ladyfish, bonefish, jacks, snapper, sheepshead, flounder can be caught while jigging for pompano. Spanish mackerel are showing up in good numbers along the beaches and near the inlet as of lately. Shiny jigs with a fast retrieve will produce plenty of bites.


Fishing offshore has been excellent for mahi, tuna, sailfish and cobia this week. Fishing north of the St. Lucie Inlet has been producing more mahi and some sailfish bites near the St. Lucie Power Plant in or near 90-150' depths. Trolling has been working great with dead ballyhoo and dredges with mullet or ballyhoo. Live bait trolling has also been good when you can sabiki or buy bait. Kite fishing is also a great idea for those November windy days. Bottom fishing has been steady on the 6 and 8 mile reef for kingfish, cobia, snapper, grouper, and amberjacks. Long leader rigs or chicken rigs will work best on the bottom. 6-12 oz lead needed based on current conditions for the day.

Capt. Jonathan Earhart
Chaos Fishing Charters
Stuart, Florida

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