Stuart Fishing

Stuart Fishing

Stuart, Florida is known as the Sailfish Capital of the World. Located on the famous Treasure Coast, Stuart offers not only the chance to find spanish galleon treasure, but some of the best fishing in the world.

Offshore fishing Stuart is productive for catching Sailfish and other billfish much of the year, but also has Wahoo, Mahi-mahi (Dolphinfish), and Blackfin Tuna. The winter Sailfish bite is the highlight, but with short runs the Gulf Stream and excellent structure, there are lots of possibilities.

Stuart has lots of naturual and artificial reefs right off the beach that provide excellent bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper. trolling for King Mackerel around the reefs is rewarding and lots of Jacks to tug on when other fish are not hungry.

Inshore and on the beaches around Stuart are lots of Cobia and Tarpon much of the year. Snook, Red Drum, and Spanish Mackerel are also favorite species to target.



Top Stuart 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. Jupiter Inlet Stepping Stones Reef
    11/26/2015 9:37:46 PM - Jupiter Inlet Stepping Stones Reef


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


  6. Juno Ledge
    1/13/2018 11:02:14 PM -


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


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


  9. HAILEY GLASRUD REEF
    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


  10. RYBOVICH REEF
    5/6/2011 11:53:43 PM - CONCRETE BARRIERS]]> 26.7506666666667 -80.0433333333333



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Stuart Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Stuart, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Tomtate

  2. Tomtate

    There is a 9.63% catch rate for Tomtate, based on 3058 Tomtate counted.


  3. Thread Herring

  4. Thread Herring

    There is a 8.6% catch rate for Thread Herring, based on 2729 Thread Herring counted.


  5. Scaled Sardine

  6. Scaled Sardine

    There is a 8.22% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 2610 Scaled Sardine counted.


  7. Blue Runner

  8. Blue Runner

    There is a 5.03% catch rate for Blue Runner, based on 1598 Blue Runner counted.


  9. White Grunt

  10. White Grunt

    There is a 4.7% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 1492 White Grunt counted.


  11. Gray Snapper

  12. Gray Snapper

    There is a 4.34% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 1378 Gray Snapper counted.


  13. White Mullet

  14. White Mullet

    There is a 3.51% catch rate for White Mullet, based on 1113 White Mullet counted.


  15. Striped Mullet

  16. Striped Mullet

    There is a 3.15% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 999 Striped Mullet counted.


  17. Crevalle Jack

  18. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 3.02% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 957 Crevalle Jack counted.


  19. Snook

  20. Snook

    There is a 2.91% catch rate for Snook, based on 925 Snook counted.


Recommedations above based on 122 species of fish and 31741 fish counted for September around Stuart.

To date, there are 163 species of fish and a total of 396220 fish counted for Stuart and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (162 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 6:48:04 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
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 Stuart Fishing Reports

  • Weekend Fishing Outlook (9/23-2/25/2022)
    9/22/2022 7:27:44 AM - OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing was good early in the week with a fair amount of fish in 600-900' of water. Drifting and chunking on weedlines has been effective as has trolling a s


  • Weekend Fishing Outlook (9/16-9/18/2022)
    9/15/2022 7:29:19 AM - OFFSHORE- Reports were a bit slow this week offshore; largely due to the large swell early in the week (and also it's just that time of year...). Not much doing on the dolphin


  • 9-7-22
    9/7/2022 10:21:36 AM - Good morning everyone. Surf conditions remain fairly calm for a few more days and mullet and greenies are providing food for Snook Tarpon Sharks and Jack Crevalle. NLBN Lil’


  • Fishing Report – September 2022 – Stuart FL
    9/2/2022 11:03:25 AM - Inshore Fishing Report September is now here and it provides inshore fishermen with some excellent opportunities with the beginning of our annual fall mullet run as well as t


  • Labor Day Weekend Fishing Outlook (9/2-9/5/2022)
    9/1/2022 5:11:16 AM - OFFSHORE- This week saw some good dolphin fishing again. Depth range on the dolphin bounced around widely with some fish being caught in as shallow as 350-400 and others out p


  • 8-31-22
    8/31/2022 10:00:07 AM - Good morning everyone. Snook season opens at midnight so it’s time to get out there. Calmer conditions on the beach have helped and there’s Pilchards and Finger Mullet in man


  • Weekend Fishing Outlook (8/26-8/28/2022)
    8/25/2022 5:42:42 AM - OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing fired back up pretty good this week. Most of the dolphin reports continue to come in 800-1300' of water. Best action has been around floating debris


  • 8-24-22
    8/24/2022 11:05:59 AM - Good morning everyone. Surf fishing has been pretty solid with calmer conditions providing opportunities for all. There’s been an array of bait along the beaches from glass m


  • Weekend Fishing Outlook (8/19-8/21/2022)
    8/18/2022 5:11:06 AM - OFFSHORE: Fairly standard summertime fishing offshore this week. Out deep the dolphin fishing remained fair to good depending on your luck. A few boats found them really good


  • Weekend Fishing Outlook (8/5-8/7/2022)
    8/4/2022 6:33:24 PM - OFFSHORE- Another tough(ish) week offshore for the most part. Weather conditions improved; but we are no doubt battling through the summer doldrums. A handful of lucky boats d


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Top Stuart Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. 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

  2. Stuart Angler Bait and Tackle
    Stuart Angler provides fishermen with a local bait and tackle shop located one mile from the boat ramps of Sandsprit Park. We carry all the best inshore & offshore tackle along with live and frozen bait. For fly fishing, we carry a large assortme

  3. 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..

  4. Offshore Tackle Repair
    Buy sell and trade used and new tackle. Expert rod and reel repair services. Custom Rod building. Line spooling and rigging.

  5. 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.

  6. Blackfin Rods LLC
    Blackfin Rods was started in 1997 and it has been producing the highest quality, hand-crafted, American made fishing rods ever since. This is a process that only a handful of rod manufacturing companies can testify to practicing and we are proud to

  7. D.O.A. Fishing Lures
    D.O.A fishing lures are by far the most realistic soft-plastic bait that crosses over from Saltwater to Freshwater. Developed by hard-core fishermen, they offer you an unfair advantage. All of our baits are impregnated with freeze dried farm raised

  8. Tackle Crafters


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Top Stuart Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Chaos Inshore Fishing Charters
    Do you want action packed inshore fishing adventure? Come fish with Captain Jonathan Earhart of Chaos Inshore Fishing Charters for a catch of a LIFETIME!!! Located in Stuart, Jensen Beach, and the Beautiful Florida Keys! Call now (772) 341 2274.

  2. 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.

  3. Reel Busy Charters
    When considering a Florida Charter fishin destination you gotta consider Stuart Florida, Sailfish Capital of the World ! Located in the heart of the Treasure Coast between the Palm Beaches and Ft. Pierce, Stuart is South Florida's best kept secre

  4. Wet-n-Wild Sportfishing
    Wet-n-Wild offers full day Gulfstream trips, full day, 3/4 day, 1/2 day Inshore trips, Shark fishing and sightseeing trips to some of the most productive fishing waters in the world. We provide all tackle, bait, and ice as well as plenty of fun. Capt

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

  6. DayMaker Fishing Charters
    DayMaker Fishing Charters provides inshore fishing charters out of St. Lucie Inlet in Stuart, Florida and offshore across the Gulfstream and in the Bahamas.

  7. My Other Honey Sport Fishing


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

  9. Lady Stuart Deep Sea Fishing
    Our experienced & award-winning crew on the Lady Stuart I Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat will take you offshore to their favorite spots off the St. Lucie Inlet in Martin County, where you are bound to make some great catches. Plus, you'll get the MO

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

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Top Stuart 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. 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.

  3. 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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Bouy Conditions

Station 41114 - Fort Pierce, FL (134)
September 25, 2022 9:26 am EDT
Location: 27.551N 80.217W
Significant Wave Height: 4.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 11 sec
Average Period: 5.6 sec
Mean Wave Direction: ENE (58°)
Water Temperature: 84.0°F (28.9°C)


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