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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

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

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

    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

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

  9. wreck-8168
    9/23/2014 9:55:53 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 Forecast

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. Crevalle Jack

  2. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 9.03% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 2238 Crevalle Jack counted.

    Fort Pierce Crevalle Jack Counts Chart


  3. Spanish Mackerel

  4. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 8.78% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 2177 Spanish Mackerel counted.

    Fort Pierce Spanish Mackerel Counts Chart


  5. Sheepshead

  6. Sheepshead

    There is a 6.69% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 1658 Sheepshead counted.

    Fort Pierce Sheepshead Counts Chart


  7. Gray Snapper

  8. Gray Snapper

    There is a 6.63% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 1644 Gray Snapper counted.

    Fort Pierce Gray Snapper Counts Chart


  9. Ladyfish

  10. Ladyfish

    There is a 6.49% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 1610 Ladyfish counted.

    Fort Pierce Ladyfish Counts Chart


  11. Bluegill

  12. Bluegill

    There is a 4.92% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 1221 Bluegill counted.

    Fort Pierce Bluegill Counts Chart


  13. Redear Sunfish

  14. Redear Sunfish

    There is a 4.92% catch rate for Redear Sunfish, based on 1220 Redear Sunfish counted.

    Fort Pierce Redear Sunfish Counts Chart


  15. Spotted Seatrout

  16. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 4.75% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 1177 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Fort Pierce Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart


  17. Pollock

  18. Pollock

    There is a 3.87% catch rate for Pollock, based on 960 Pollock counted.

    Fort Pierce Pollock Counts Chart


  19. Florida Pompano

  20. Florida Pompano

    There is a 3.13% catch rate for Florida Pompano, based on 777 Florida Pompano counted.

    Fort Pierce Florida Pompano Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 113 species of fish and 24796 fish counted for February around Fort Pierce.

To date, there are 165 species of fish and a total of 387869 fish counted for Fort Pierce and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (163 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 1:28:20 AM

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 the year 1600.

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Latest Fort Pierce Fishing Reports

  • Weekly Forecast (2.7.23 – 2.13.23)
    2/6/2023 5:08:08 PM - "Take a kid fishing" is a popular mantra we all hear a lot. There's no wonder why as it's a fun activity that offers a rewarding experience for children and adults alike; but

  • 2-1-23
    2/1/2023 9:57:23 AM - Snook are back in season as of midnight and with the warm calm conditions odds of catching a keeper in the Indian River are pretty good. Plenty of good fish have been seen on

  • Penn Combo Giveaway
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  • February 2023 Fishing Report – Stuart FL
    1/31/2023 11:44:39 AM - Inshore Fishing Report Snook fishing is beginning to tick in the right direction with season reopening on February 1st as the water temperatures have been warming up a bit. A

  • Weekly Forecast (1.31.23 – 2.6.23)
    1/30/2023 5:35:46 PM - We've got some awesome learning opportunity events coming up this month! First the FSFA South Chapter meeting on Tuesday February 7th which is featuring a symposium of Grand

  • 1-25-23
    1/25/2023 10:37:56 AM - Surf activity has been up and down with the conditions calmer days have yielded good numbers of Pompano of late as well as Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. Sand fleas and Fish

  • Weekly Forecast (1.24.23 – 1.30.23)
    1/23/2023 8:45:10 PM - Offshore conditions turned the corner this week to help break the recent spell of tough fishing but the weather window may be closed to finish out the month. Not all is lost

  • Weekly Forecast (1.17.23 – 1.23.23)
    1/16/2023 5:36:03 PM - In this week's forecast you've got to see the photos of the bucket list MONSTER CATCH that two young anglers battled on a local beach. Meanwhile it looks like we've got some

  • Weekly Forecast (1.10.23 – 1.16.23)
    1/9/2023 6:59:47 PM - The conditions are looking pretty good for fishing up until this weekend. While local bass still seem to be protesting the recent cold temps we've got a good number of report

  • 1-4-23
    1/4/2023 9:35:10 AM - Happy New Year! Pompano have finally shown up along the beaches with good catches the last few days. Round Island has been particularly productive. Sand fleas are still a bit

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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

Graysby 16091

Graysby 15947

Graysby 15946

Graysby 15945

Graysby 15944

Gag Grouper 13978

Gag Grouper 13975

Gag Grouper 13974

Gag Grouper 13973

Gag Grouper 13972

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Bouy Conditions

Station 41114 - Fort Pierce, FL (134)
February 8, 2023 11:26 pm EST
Location: 27.552N 80.216W
Significant Wave Height: 5.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 14 sec
Average Period: 7.4 sec
Mean Wave Direction: ENE (58°)
Water Temperature: 75.7°F (24.3°C)

Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon

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