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St. Lucie Inlet / Stuart offshore fishing report

Old 12-31-2018, 12:13 PM
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Since I can't find any similar threads less than 5 years old I guess I'll start a new one.

Went out trolling Sunday at Noon. Caugh 1 kingfish on a blue/silver daisy chain (picture). Caught 4 bonito and a couple tiny bluefish, all on the purple lure in the other pic.




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Old 12-31-2018, 12:29 PM
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Was out yesterday as well. I would have been the only one out there if it wasn’t for the other 400 boaters. 1 small bonita, 1 black fin about 3lbs. Saw some birds floating and headed over. They were sitting on some seaweed with a bucket cover mixed in. Under the bucket cover was a nice triple tail. We tried to coax him over with bonita belly but to no avail. Changing over to artificial the triple tail sarted to head to the boat. My son just grabbed the gaff and brought him aboard. Headed to Pecks and picked up a mess of Macs for some fish dip. Slow day on the water but had a great time with my son and his friends out of cell range most of the day. Tuna was in 280, bonita 120, triple tail in 170.


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Old 12-31-2018, 08:38 PM
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:12 PM
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I was going to start this thread 2 years ago , from what I have seen alot of people are putting their report in the palm beach thread. Thanks for doing it now let's keep it going!
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:08 AM
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I saw a 2-3' Bull shark at my dock in Willoughby creek, maybe 2' of water. This has nothing to do with fishing, just an observation.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:13 AM
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I fished yesterday in the river caught 4 Pompano and some undersized sheepshead. I may try to sneak offshore tomorrow I have not checked the weather yet. the water in the ICW is really clear right now.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
I fished yesterday in the river caught 4 Pompano and some undersized sheepshead. I may try to sneak offshore tomorrow I have not checked the weather yet. the water in the ICW is really clear right now.
Should be nice. Had planned on heading out but plans just got changed. Really wanted to get out during the week. Looks like Saturday if Mother Ocean allows. Let us know if you get out..
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
I saw a 2-3' Bull shark at my dock in Willoughby creek, maybe 2' of water. This has nothing to do with fishing, just an observation.
No, it wasn't Schmaltz!
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:54 PM
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Good idea, let's keep this one going.
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Old 01-03-2019, 02:14 PM
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Always run up when the Spanish Mack's show up off Pecks Lake.
Fish Heads. B&T usually a good source for a report.
Anybody know if they are around in any numbers?
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Old 01-03-2019, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 54bullwinkle View Post
Always run up when the Spanish Mack's show up off Pecks Lake.
Fish Heads. B&T usually a good source for a report.
Anybody know if they are around in any numbers?
Spanish macs have been here for several weeks all action you want me and my buddy got our limit with in an hour and half
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Got plenty in about 20 min. Went catch and release for about another 45 min before we started losing light.
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Originally Posted by Ahoy Vay View Post
Got plenty in about 20 min. Went catch and release for about another 45 min before we started losing light.
About how deep?
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:38 PM
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What are you guys using to catch the mackerel at pecks?
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:10 PM
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Gotcha plug is all you need. Cast it out as far as you can and jerk and reel as fast as you can without ripping the lure out of the water. Clarkspoons work....as well as jigs....but gotchas are money in the bank.
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Anything shiny retrieved as mentioned, hell they will hit your swivel and break you off. Went out today with my son for his last day on break. Really didn’t want too because of the front that came through with waves from the NW and 15mph winds. Wasn’t always comfortable but safe. Caught 1 small dolphin in 128’ and saw about a 7ft hammerhead on the surface. No weed lines and very few birds. Not the most succesful couple of trips here lately but have to put in the time. One of the very few center consoles out there today.
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Went out with the family yesterday and caught 2 kings trolling ballyhoo in about 120-130. Not what I was looking to catch but will fire up the smoker for dip nonetheless. Ran back in For Some Spanish Macks before calling it a day. Nice sunny day out with some north wind with 2 footers. Not bad and everyone had a blast. Quite a few sporties 6-8 miles out trolling .
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:56 AM
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Forecast for the next few days not looking so great, so I'll be heading to the Stuart Boat show to look around.
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Thinking about coming down for Trawlerfest, and bringing the boat to do some fishing.
What's in the water in early March?
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