The inshore fishing has been pretty good this past week in the St. Lucie river. Over slot Snook, Gator Trout and the occasional Tarpon have been caught using 4″ Spoolteks in the darker colors, DOA Shad tails in 407 and 304 with a 1/4oz jig head, and top water lures in chrome or bone. The Tarpon fishing in the Fort Pierce inlet has been good as well. Pitching live Shrimp or Pilchards to rolling fish will get the bite.
Photos courtesy of Jayson Arman
The flats fishing in the Ft. Pierce to Vero area has producing a great Snook and Trout bite also. Throwing pilchards against the mangroves is a fool poof way to get the bite but bait fish pattern flies and lures will work as well.