Post Cold Front Report!

I was unable to get out on Monday due to having spent the day in the ER with a kidney stone; however, I had two friends make it out. One fished nearshore and the other fished inshore. Both brought fish home.

Captain Ed took a friend out of Fort Pierce Inlet and fished Pepper Park. It was a bit chilly with a light breeze and 3-4ft swell at 12 seconds. They spent the morning fishing in 25ft of water and caught a wide variety of fish. They came home with a Permit, six Spanish Mackerel, three Porgy, two Lane Snapper and two Sheepshead. They also caught and released countless Bluefish, eight or night Barracuda and dozen or so Jack Crevalle. Captain Ed told me the bite was on fire!

My buddy Perry decided to stay inshore with his friend. They started fishing right outside the marina by one of the rock barriers. The bite was hot, nearly as quickly as they bait hit the bottom, they were catching Snapper. They mostly caught short Mutton and Mangrove Snapper with a few Lane Snapper mixed in. They also caught a decent Sheepshead in this spot also. After a while they relocated to the Smithsonian Dock, where they landed a few more Sheepshead. When the bite slowed down, they decided to head south and try their luck at the power lines and then worked their way back north along the west shoreline along the docks. Unfortunately, they didn’t catch anything during their exploration. They ended up back north and drifted the Turn Basin with little luck. At this point they went back to where they started the day and finished off their bait. They caught many more Snapper but nothing worth bringing home.

All in all, it was a great day on the water for both my friends. The offshore/nearshore bite seemed to produce more fish in the cooler but both produced fish. I pray all who made it out had a blessed and safe trip. Tania and I are praying for all who are planning on going on this week. May you have tight lines and good times!


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  1. Christopher Klingler

    Guessing the cold weather that followed down from up north helped the capts out . Looks like they both had great day on the water. Now if I can find the time to get out there myself


    1. mschulzefishing

      Yeah. I need to get you out there. Tania and I an are going out on a head boat the Miss Fort Pierce on Saturday. You should join us!


  2. Anonymous

    Those are some illegal mutton snapper in that cooler bag, FYI.

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    1. mschulzefishing

      Thanks for pointing out. My buddy was the one who sent me the picture and reported they were Lane Snapper. I didn’t look that closely as I trust my friend identified his catch correctly but could be wrong since you can’t really see the whole fish.


      1. Anonymous

        The yellow top-tail fin gives it away as a mutton. I would make sure to educate your friend, as that will ruin his day if FWC checks him, it is a criminal misdemeanor with a mandatory court date.

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      2. mschulzefishing

        I agree with you that they appear to be mutton snapper. I will speak with my friend. Once again thank you for educating me on this. I will examine the photos my friends send me more closely.


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