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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.

    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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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. Spanish Mackerel

  2. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 11.5% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 2733 Spanish Mackerel counted.

    Stuart Spanish Mackerel Counts Chart


  3. Crevalle Jack

  4. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 7.98% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 1896 Crevalle Jack counted.

    Stuart Crevalle Jack Counts Chart


  5. Ladyfish

  6. Ladyfish

    There is a 6.4% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 1521 Ladyfish counted.

    Stuart Ladyfish Counts Chart


  7. Sheepshead

  8. Sheepshead

    There is a 5.29% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 1256 Sheepshead counted.

    Stuart Sheepshead Counts Chart


  9. Bluegill

  10. Bluegill

    There is a 5.17% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 1227 Bluegill counted.

    Stuart Bluegill Counts Chart


  11. Redear Sunfish

  12. Redear Sunfish

    There is a 5.16% catch rate for Redear Sunfish, based on 1225 Redear Sunfish counted.

    Stuart Redear Sunfish Counts Chart


  13. Gray Snapper

  14. Gray Snapper

    There is a 4.8% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 1140 Gray Snapper counted.

    Stuart Gray Snapper Counts Chart


  15. Florida Pompano

  16. Florida Pompano

    There is a 3.21% catch rate for Florida Pompano, based on 763 Florida Pompano counted.

    Stuart Florida Pompano Counts Chart


  17. Pollock

  18. Pollock

    There is a 3.13% catch rate for Pollock, based on 744 Pollock counted.

    Stuart Pollock Counts Chart


  19. White Grunt

  20. White Grunt

    There is a 3.02% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 717 White Grunt counted.

    Stuart White Grunt Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 119 species of fish and 23756 fish counted for February around Stuart.

To date, there are 166 species of fish and a total of 397583 fish counted for Stuart and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (163 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 1:23:16 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.

View full Stuart Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Stuart Fishing Reports

  • Weekend Fishing Outlook (2/3-5/5/2023)
    2/2/2023 5:34:21 AM - OFFSHORE- Despite really nice weather for most of the week; the fishing was relatively slow offshore. A scattering of sailfish up and down the line; but again no big pack of f

  • 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

  • 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

  • Weekend Fishing Outlook (1/27-1/29/2023)
    1/26/2023 8:47:23 AM - OFFSHORE- Sailfish bite remains fair offshore with conditions looking really good for them coming into the weekend. It was this weekend last year (But with a stronger front) t

  • 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

  • Weekend Fishing Outlook (1/20-1/22/23)
    1/19/2023 9:18:55 AM - OFFSHORE- Sailfish action remains fair with some decent numbers coming in if you land on the right little pack of fish. Sails remain scattered up and down the line; with the t

  • Weekend Fishing Outlook (1/13-1/15/2023)
    1/12/2023 5:59:17 AM - OFFSHORE- Sailfish action remains fair; and conditions look ideal for them going into the weekend. The best bite on the sailfish has been from just south of Palm Beach Inlet t

  • Weekend Fishing Outlook (1/6-1/8/2023)
    1/5/2023 12:47:19 PM - OFFSHORE- Sailfish bite seems to be picking up a bit. As I write the report I've been keeping an eye on the West Palm Beach Fishing Club's "Silver Sailfish Derby" (Live Scorin

  • 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

  • January 2023 Fishing Report – Stuart FL
    12/30/2022 9:16:20 AM - We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We definitely had some uncharacteristically cold temperatures here to end the year. However cold fronts like what w

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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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Latest Fishing Spots

Graysby 16091

Graysby 15947

Graysby 15946

Graysby 15945

Graysby 15944

Graysby 15814

Coney Grouper 15443

Gag Grouper 13975

Gag Grouper 13974

Gag Grouper 13973

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Bouy Conditions

Station 41114 - Fort Pierce, FL (134)
February 9, 2023 12:26 am EST
Location: 27.552N 80.216W
Significant Wave Height: 6.2 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 17 sec
Average Period: 6.8 sec
Mean Wave Direction: ENE (70°)
Water Temperature: 75.7°F (24.3°C)

Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon

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