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 [...]

9 03, 2020

March 2020

As we approach the Spring, the fishing turns on big time as bait shows up in the river and outside the inlet. Small and medium pilchards can be found in “rain drop” schools early morning before light in the shallows near the causeways and on the Sailfish Flats. When cast-netting these baits, a stealth approach [...]

14 12, 2019

December 2019

The Fall fishing has been great with lots of options to try in the river and along the coast. The pompano bite has started inshore close to the inlet and the Sailfish Flats. For bait, we use sandfleas on a double hook chicken-rig with a 2 oz pyramid weight. While our baits are out, we [...]

12 11, 2019

November 2019

            November is a great month for light-tackle fishing in Martin County. The water temps are finally cooling down, which can turn on the redfish and pompano bite at the bridges. We use live shrimp on a 3/8 or ½ oz jig head dragging and bouncing along the bottom near the bridge’s channel fenders and [...]

17 09, 2019

October Forecast 2019

October can to be a transitional month for fishing spots and tactics as we enter the Fall. The mullet run should slowly die down in the river as they continue their migration South.  While there are still mullet in the river, it sometimes helps to use live shrimp because they are easier for fish to [...]

17 09, 2019

August 2019

The silver-side minnows and mullet are schooled up on the beaches with endless snook and tarpon, and jacks feeding on them. We mostly throw artificials when walking the beaches such as MirroLure Mirr-O-Minnows and  Yo-Zuri Crystal minnows, DOA Baitbusters and Jigs. For flies we throw Puglisi Ghost Minnows, Gummi Minnows, and clousers. The key is [...]

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 [...]

12 11, 2018

November 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 [...]

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 [...]