16 06, 2020

June 2020

The summer started with some serious rainfall in early June causing lots of freshwater runoff in the river. Luckily, lake Okeechobee was very low after a super-dry spring season, so they haven’t been draining the lake, which we all know is never good. However, the fresh water in the river has kept the pilchard baits [...]

20 03, 2019

March 2019

The weather is warming back up, and with it comes baitfish feeding frenzies found along the coast and back in the river. Big jack cravelle can be found chasing bait just outside the inlet and inshore near Hell’s Gate and the 10 Cent Bridge. We mostly use flies and lures with fast retrieves. Popppers are [...]

20 01, 2019

January 2019

The winter continues with some good light-tackle fishing in the River near the St. Lucie Inlet. The “back country” fishing can be best this time of year, targeting fish in the North and South forks of the St. Lucie River. Most of our local snook move back there during these cooler months. We’ve also been [...]

9 10, 2018

October 2018

The fishing changes allot this time of year as the weather slowly cools down in November. The snook have moved further inshore back in the St. Lucie River where they hang around structure such as bridges, seawalls, docks, and mangroves. The big keeper snook are caught mostly along the river bottom under the bridges. The [...]