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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.

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. Thread Herring

  2. Thread Herring

    There is a 11.87% catch rate for Thread Herring, based on 2598 Thread Herring counted.

    Stuart Thread Herring Counts Chart


  3. Mahi-mahi

  4. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 10.48% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 2293 Mahi-mahi counted.

    Stuart Mahi-mahi Counts Chart


  5. Anchovy

  6. Anchovy

    There is a 6.42% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 1406 Anchovy counted.

    Stuart Anchovy Counts Chart


  7. Pinfish

  8. Pinfish

    There is a 6.42% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 1406 Pinfish counted.

    Stuart Pinfish Counts Chart


  9. Gray Snapper

  10. Gray Snapper

    There is a 4.79% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 1049 Gray Snapper counted.

    Stuart Gray Snapper Counts Chart


  11. Spotted Seatrout

  12. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 4.17% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 912 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Stuart Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart


  13. Spot Croaker

  14. Spot Croaker

    There is a 3.54% catch rate for Spot Croaker, based on 774 Spot Croaker counted.

    Stuart Spot Croaker Counts Chart


  15. Hardhead Catfish

  16. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 3.52% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 770 Hardhead Catfish counted.

    Stuart Hardhead Catfish Counts Chart


  17. Crevalle Jack

  18. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 3.12% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 684 Crevalle Jack counted.

    Stuart Crevalle Jack Counts Chart


  19. Snook

  20. Snook

    There is a 3.09% catch rate for Snook, based on 676 Snook counted.

    Stuart Snook Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 126 species of fish and 21890 fish counted for May around Stuart.

To date, there are 183 species of fish and a total of 407731 fish counted for Stuart and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (164 years).

Last Update: 5/23/2024 3:43:53 PM

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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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Stuart are the following:


  2. 1000 Mermaids Reef
    Deployment of this reef was on 8/21/2019 Video:   Site Check Video from 11/7/2019 Source:

  3. Captain Sals Spot #2
    Captain Sals Spot #2

  4. PB02
    BARGE- COLSONS 26.799167 -80.010667

  5. Mizpah - Corridor Wreck Trek

  6. PB-999

  7. Captain Sals Spot
    Captain Sals Spot

  8. PB-995

  9. ToyBox

  10. PB-997

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Latest Stuart Fishing Reports

  • Memorial Day Weekend Fishing Report (5/24-5/27/2024)
    OFFSHORE- Another good week of fishing offshore; and if you can believe it a really nice looking forecast headed into the holiday weekend! This is a great time of year to fish

  • Weekend Fishing Outlook (5/17-5/19/24)
    OFFSHORE- Overall another very good week of fishing offshore. Good dolphin fishing in the 500' range. Trolling small ballyhoo bonita strips and squid has been a reliable choic

  • 5-8-24
    Surf anglers have been dealing with some seaweed but more bait has been showing up and Jack Crevalle Bluefish and Snook have been taking advantage of it. Pompano numbers have

  • May 5th 2024
    The Spring fishing has finally turned on with waters at 77 degrees… Bait is still a little scarce with endless thorn-bellies… The mahi bite remains great for trolling or live

  • Weekend Fishing Outlook (5/3-5/5/24)
    OFFSHORE- Another interesting week of weather; with a fairly decent forecast for the upcoming weekend. Dolphin fishing has been very good for those making it out with 300-500'

  • May 2024 Fishing Report – Stuart FL
    Inshore Fishing Report  Our late spring Snook fishing has been heating up for anglers in our area! We are beginning to get into the best time of the year for Snook fishing as

  • Weekend Fishing Outlook (4/26-4/28/24)
    OFFSHORE- A little bit of everything weather wise offshore this week with everything from flat calm to very rough seas...and some more rough stuff on tap for the weekend. A mi

  • 5-25-24
    Coming off another late season front it looks like pretty good conditions for a few days until the winds pick up even more. Offshore anglers have been catching scattered Dolp

  • Weekend Fishing Outlook (4/19-4/21/24)
    OFFSHORE- Good springtime mixed bag action offshore this week...and for a change a nice looking weather forecast headed into the weekend. This is a great time of year offshore

  • Weekend Fishing Outlook (4/5-4/7/24)
    OFFSHORE- The weather for the most part overall was not on our side this week and it showed with few reports coming in. Conditions do look good headed into the weekend for the

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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

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Yellowtail Snapper

Yellowtail Snapper

Yellowtail Snapper

Yellowtail Snapper

Yellowtail Snapper

Yellowtail Snapper

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Bouy Conditions

Station 41114 - Fort Pierce, FL (134)
May 26, 2024 1:26 pm EDT
Location: 27.552N 80.216W
Significant Wave Height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 8 sec
Average Period: 5.2 sec
Mean Wave Direction: E (82°)
Water Temperature: 82.6°F (28.1°C)

Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon

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