Successful Inshore Fishing Trip

The cold front last week did us no favors yesterday. 20-knot winds out of the north that shifted to the east latter into the day blew out the St. Lucie River and pushed the bait down deep.

After throwing the cast net about 20 times and coming up with nothing but glass minows, I finally got one good throw and loaded the live well with 2-3 inch pilchards.

With the live well loaded I ran to Sandsprit Park to pick up Lenny and his son Hayden. Lenny comes down from Ohio once are twice a year to visit his son and they love fishing together. We set up on our first spot, a dock near ten cent bridge, and immediately hooked up with mangrove snapper.

After catching three short mangroves Lenny hooked into a keeper Spanish mackerel. The wind switched directions, so we headed to the hole-in-the-wall. Drifting live pilchards turned up a really big catfish.

A few nice fish got off before I could tell what they were. If I was to guess, I’d say more Spanish mackerel. As the sun started to set and us still without a snook, we headed to the Roosevelt bridge.

It took a while but right at the end of the incoming tide, we caught three snook and a few ladyfish. Hayden caught one shorty and one keeper. Lenny caught his personal best snook, 27 and 1/4 inches, just under slot.

All things considered, it was a very successful inshore fishing trip out of Stuart, Florida! 

Our Stuart Inshore Fishing Trips are an excellent way to get in a saltwater environment and enjoy a day on the water. Whether you want to fish at night or during the day, we can make it happen for you right here in Florida!