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Winter 2024 Fishing Forecast

As we head into “winter,” the next few months provide some of the most excellent conditions of the year for bottom fishing. Through January, February and early March we will be fishing the reefs in 55 to 90 feet of water. We will be catching plenty of Lane snappers, mangrove snappers, mutton snappers,  jolthead porgies, and large triggerfish. You may not be surprised to see a large kingfish or Cobia as well.

We generally fish with two-hook high low rigs using fresh cut bait or squid.  At this time of year, the possibilities are relatively endless but pick and choose your days as the winter months also bring lots of wind. Be sure to check with the captain ahead of time before you make your reservation.  We do our best to help you pick a nice day.

If you’re fishing from shore, the bridges will hold sheepshead, black drum, croakers and sand perch for those anglers. Live or dead shrimp is always a good bet from the catwalks. There is a great variety of fish to target on any given day in any kind of weather conditions. Pompano will be running the beaches and Flounder should arrive soon and hang around the inlets, docks and sandy flats of the river.

The Miss Fort Pierce boat fishes seven days a week, weather permitting, throughout the year. Since we only take 28 people out at a time, the 65-foot Miss Fort Pierce operates and feels more like a charter boat than a party boat.  Come fishing with us and see the difference.

Please make your reservations online at We look forward to meeting you on one of our trips on board.

Have fun and tight lines!

-Capt. Scotty Gold


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