Fort Pierce Fishing

Fort Pierce Fishing

Fort Pierce is known as the Sunrise City, and as one of the best places to fish on the east coast of Florida. With thousands of artificial and natural reefs nearshore providing excellent bottom fishing, and great inshore and offshore fishing, Fort Pierce, Florida is one of the top fishing destinations worldwide.

Fort Pierce has lots of good structure and reefs close to shore. Bottom fishing and trolling around these reefs will produce good catches of a variety of reef fish, including Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper (Black Snapper), Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, King Mackerel, Amberjacks, Barracuda, and Sharks.

Inshore fishing around Fort Pierce provides excellent Redfish fishing nearly year round. The Speckled Trout fishing is also great a good portion of the year, with the highlight being in the fall. Black Drum, Bluefish, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Spanish Mackerel are also some of the most targeted species of fish in the bay and close to shore.

Offshore fishing Ft Pierce can produce Blackfin, Dolphin (Mahi-mahi), Yellowfin, and Wahoo. There is also lots of Sailfish and some Blue Marlin to be found. For those that like the deep, you can catch Swordfish out past 200 fathoms.

Top Fort Pierce Fishing Spots

  1. Push Button Hill East
    6/5/2017 8:28:20 PM - Good Snowy Grouper, Vermillion Snapper, and Speckled Hind fishing on Push Button Hill. The South and East side holds more Snowy Grouper.  This is also a great pl

    4/17/2012 10:34:28 AM - Erica of Exuma was a 114 feet long landing craft that was built in 1966. It sunk on January 1st, 1977 during a storm, while traveling from Abaco to West Palm

  3. Six Mile Reef
    4/12/2019 10:10:36 AM -

  4. Loran Tower Reef
    4/12/2019 10:10:36 AM -

  5. structure/lobster
    7/30/2014 7:14:09 AM -

  6. Chris Benson Reef
    4/12/2019 10:10:37 AM -

  7. Fort Pierce Ledge
    7/31/2016 8:52:48 PM - Good ledge that holds snapper and grouper.

  8. wreck-8168
    9/23/2014 9:55:53 PM -

  9. Wabasso Causeway Park
    5/3/2013 5:19:12 PM -

    5/1/2014 1:19:08 PM - On Thursday April 24, 2014, the D.M. One was sunk as a artificial reef 9 miles NE off Port St. Lucie. The wreck lays in the upright position in 186' of water. The very upper

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Fort Pierce Fishing Prediction

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Fort Pierce, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Thread Herring

  2. Thread Herring

    There is a 7.68% catch rate for Thread Herring, based on 1672 Thread Herring counted.

  3. Tomtate

  4. Tomtate

    There is a 5.41% catch rate for Tomtate, based on 1177 Tomtate counted.

  5. Pinfish

  6. Pinfish

    There is a 5.08% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 1105 Pinfish counted.

  7. Gray Snapper

  8. Gray Snapper

    There is a 4.75% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 1033 Gray Snapper counted.

  9. Spotted Seatrout

  10. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 4.58% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 996 Spotted Seatrout counted.

  11. Crevalle Jack

  12. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 4.13% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 898 Crevalle Jack counted.

  13. Hardhead Catfish

  14. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 4.06% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 884 Hardhead Catfish counted.

  15. Spanish Mackerel

  16. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 3.56% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 775 Spanish Mackerel counted.

  17. White Grunt

  18. White Grunt

    There is a 3.46% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 754 White Grunt counted.

  19. Snook

  20. Snook

    There is a 3.4% catch rate for Snook, based on 740 Snook counted.

Recommedations above based on 115 species of fish and 21765 fish counted for May around Fort Pierce.

To date, there are 138 species of fish and a total of 259379 fish counted for Fort Pierce and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as 1939..

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Latest Fort Pierce Fishing Reports

  • Weekly Forecast (5.24.22 – 5.30.22)
    5/23/2022 7:17:43 PM - It's still early on but right now conditions are looking pretty solid to setup for some good fishing over Memorial Day Weekend. And in other news we just received official wo

  • Sunstate Pest Management
    5/16/2022 11:14:10 PM - MIXING BUSINESS & PLEASURE with Sunstate Pest Management Talking a little business and some tournament fishing with JMAK Roofing INC. Talking Shop with Sunstate Pest It’s Tou

  • Sunstate Pest Management
    5/16/2022 11:14:10 PM - Spacefish sits down with Steve Goff owner of Sunstate Pest Management to talk a little about his business and some fishing too! The post Sunstate Pest Management appeared fir

  • Weekly Forecast (5.17.22 – 5.23.22)
    5/16/2022 10:03:10 PM - WEEKLY FORECAST 5.17.2022 - 5.23.2022 A CENTRAL FLORIDA FISHING FORECAST EVERY TUESDAY Rodney and crew had a great day targeting dolphin out of Port Canaveral aboard the TomC

  • Weekly Forecast (5.10.22 – 5.16.22)
    5/9/2022 10:27:11 PM - This week we're looking for the big ones to start showing up on the beach! We've also got some enticing bass action going on in Stick Marsh and some mega scores coming in fro

  • JMAK Roofing
    5/9/2022 8:37:16 PM - Spacefish sits down with Jon and Makenzie Wescott owners of JMAK Roofing to ask them some questions about their business and also their involvement in the ongoing fishing tou

  • 5-4-22
    5/4/2022 10:31:47 AM - Good morning everyone. We’ve got some calmer conditions for a while and fishing in the Indian River has held up well. Our Fly Slam Tournament over the weekend yielded good fi

  • Weekly Forecast (5.3.22 – 5.9.22)
    5/2/2022 4:28:50 PM - We've already got a boat load of giveaway contests running this month and we're adding another big one! Sign up for a chance to win a 26" Manta Ray Full Mount courtesy of Mou

  • Fishing Report – May 2022 – Stuart Fl
    4/29/2022 3:23:30 PM - Inshore Fishing Report May typically brings along with it some of the best Snook fishing of the year for us here on the Treasure Coast. The Snook are getting ready for their

  • 4-27-22
    4/27/2022 10:01:46 AM - Good morning everyone. The recent high winds have lightened a bit of late allowing anglers to head offshore and they’ve been rewarded with solid Kingfish catches. Most fish a

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Top Fort Pierce Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. White's Tackle
    In 1925, White's tackle opened its doors in downtown Fort Pierce, Florida in the PP Cobb Building. During that time, Fort Pierce was known for its growing commercial fishery and interests were soon sparked by recreational anglers that learned of

  2. Snook Nook Discount Bait & Tackle
    Everything you need for a day on the water and then some, all wrapped up in an old school saltwater tackle shop. Well versed staff on everything from bluewater fishing to hunting trout and snook in the river. Live shrimp/pinfish delivered on a daily

  3. Vero's Tackle & Marina
    From Fishing Tackle to Boat Slips to Guided Fishing Charters, Vero Tackle and Marina has it all!

  4. Billy Bones Bait & Tackle
    We are all fisherman here at Billy Bones Bait n tackle . Captain Bruce Hrobak is the owner .We have a huge Supply of Rods n Reels in Stock .Lots of Lures,Tackle n Sunglasses,Live Baits too..

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Top Fort Pierce Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Vero BackCountry Fishing
    Captain Eric T. Davis uses a 18ft. Hells Bay Glades Skiff for the shallow water sight casting. The Hells Bay can accomodate 2 people plus Captain Davis. For deep water flats fishing and off shore, Captain Davis uses a 24ft. TRS Pathfinder. The Pathf

  2. LottaBull Fishing Charters
    Fishing out of Fort Pierce Inlet is well known for its excellent year round fishing. Through the year you can often fish offshore for the big game fish or a for fun day of catch and release. When the weather is not cooperating, you can fish near sh

  3. Fins Sport Fishing
    Home of the Charter Boat Fins, a sport fishing boat available for fishing charters in the Fort Pierce and Vero Beach area of Florida… with expert fishing guide Capt. Rich Kluglein.

  4. Captain Charlie's Fish Tales Charters
    Light tackle inshore fishing charters out of Fort Pierce, Florida for redfish, snook and trout. Fishing along the mangroves and islands of the Indian River.

  5. Little Adam Fishing Charters
    For Offshore Fishing Beyond Your Wildest Dreams on Florida's Treasure Coast

  6. Captain T Fred's Fishing Charters
    Hello My name is Captain Tom Fredrickson born in Natick, Mass. I lived there until I was 9 years old, then one day my parents packed up the family car and moved to sunny south Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, [thank god]!! Growing up down there was total

  7. Last Mango Sport Fishing Charters
    Truely a 'fishing machine', the Last Mango is a 40' MitchabitchCustom Sportfish Express that surpasses many larger boats with her superior stability and roominess."We Catch Big Fish- Experience the Excitement"

  8. Fish Vero Beach Charters
    You can fish for Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout and Snook year round, and during late Spring and Summer, Tarpon and Permit can be added to the mix. It’s your choice whether you want to fish with light tackle using live and/or artificial bait or with a fl

  9. Port St Lucie Fishing Charters
    With a 20 foot flats boat and a 24 center console we fish ether the river or offshore

  10. Flatlined Charters
    Flatlined Charters offering 1/2, 3/4, and full day inshore and offshore charters.

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Top Fort Pierce Marinas

  1. River Park Marina
    Amenities include: Birding, boat ramp, canoe access, fishing, hiking trail, picnic tables, playground, restroom, grill, pavilion, and fishing docks.

  2. Vero's Tackle & Marina
    From Fishing Tackle to Boat Slips to Guided Fishing Charters, Vero Tackle and Marina has it all!

  3. Pirates Cove Resort & Marina
    As a sport fishing paradise, Stuart has earned a reputation as the “Sailfish Capital of the World”. Pirate’s Cove Resort’s marina is the perfect match for those seeking a sport fishing or boating adventure in South Florida.

  4. Sunset Bay Marina & Anchorage
    Nestled on the sparkling deep waters of the St. Lucie River in Stuart, the new 198 slip marina with fuel dock and two pump-outs offers 69 moorings .

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Latest Fishing Spots


Saddled Grenadier

Common Atlantic Grenadier

Coral Scorpionfish

Midwater Scorpionfish

Red Lionfish

English Sole

Naked Sole



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Buoy Conditions

Station 41114 - Fort Pierce, FL (134)
May 25, 2022 2:26 pm EDT
Location: 27.551N 80.217W
Significant Wave Height: 3.0 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 5 sec
Average Period: 4.3 sec
Mean Wave Direction: E (97°)
Water Temperature: 75.6°F (24.2°C)

Current Moon Phase

Waning Crescent Moon

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