Saint Lucie Inlet

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Location:
Stuart, FL
United States United States
Coordinates:
27.1523, -80.1871
Distance:
0.0 Acres
Description:

St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park is a Florida State Park east of Port Salerno on the northern end of Jupiter Island and is accessible only by boat. Activities include snorkeling and scuba diving, swimming, sunbathing, fishing, and picnicking and wildlife viewing.

Among the wildlife of the park are migratory birds such as the Peregrine falcon, Broad-winged hawk and the American kestrel, as well as bobcats, otters, raccoons. Amenities include more than 2 miles of sandy beach, a 3,000-foot boardwalk, and 8 picnic tables.

Located at the confluence of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Okeechobee Waterway, the St. Lucie Inlet offers direct access to the Atlantic Ocean, and is a significant portal for marine commerce and recreational boaters. The Inlet separates the barrier islands of Hutchinson Island to the north and Jupiter Island to the south, along Florida’s southeast coast. In addition to its importance as a navigation channel, the St. Lucie Inlet holds great environmental value. It is the heart of an estuarine system that supplies clear, clean, oxygenated waters to the Indian River Lagoon, the St. Lucie River and the Hobe Sound Narrows.

If left unmanaged, littoral sands would migrate into the Inlet, clogging the channels that provide the flow of water essential to maintaining the health of this productive and diverse estuary. The Coastal Management Division provides oversight over the continued maintenance of the Inlet.

The St. Lucie Inlet serves as a vital conduit to the Atlantic for the Indian River Lagoon (including the Intracoastal Waterway and the Hobe Sound Narrows) and the St. Lucie River (including the Okeechobee Waterway). Commercial, sport fishing and recreational boating use of the inlet is maintained through a navigation channel 12 feet in depth.

Dredging is typically conducted every two to four years to control shoaling in the three major reaches of this essential channel. Severe storms and adverse weather conditions can expedite the need for dredging, however, as material from beach and ocean areas settles in the mouth of the inlet and the inner channel, forming obstructive shoals. This shoaling results in an unreliable channel for boat traffic, negatively impacting safe navigation. Fishing is excellent here, with any type of angling available,lodging,parks,and beautiful beaches.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Pier, State campground, Shore fishing access, State picnic area, Restrooms, Fly Fishing, Floating, Bait shop on site, Marina
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Fishing Reports

Saint Lucie Inlet Fishing Report 05.01.12

Inshore:  Finally, the windy months of March and April are almost behind us and we can look forward to the great fishing weather that May has to offer us on the Treasure Coast. Other than the usual windy days, it has been a pretty mild winter and spring has arrived. Look for warmer temperatures and little less blustery days. As the water temperatures climb, the fishing will steadily improve on the river. It will provide fantastic mornings for top water and lazy afternoons to drift...
almost 3 years ago (12/19/2011)

Saint Lucie Inlet Fishing Report 12.19.11

The inshore fishing has remained pretty good along the Treasure Coast. The weather has been crazy the past three weeks with high winds out of the NE UP TO 25 but there's always a place to hide inshore. The larger boats have been able to make it outside but with seas running over 6 feet, many recreational fishermen have been waiting it out. This morning (Friday) is the calmest I've seen it in weeks so the seas should get back down. The Spanish Mackerel are sure to be at Peck's La...
Hungry Bear Sportfishing Charters
over 3 years ago (07/20/2011)

Saint Lucie Inlet Fishing Report 02.01.11

Submitted by: Capt Melly B - Bucks Tale Charters   The air may still be a bit chilly, but the fishing bite is hot.   With water temperatures finally getting out of the 50's, the pompano bite turned on inside the St. Lucie Inlet. Ladyfish, jacks, and bluefish joined the party, too.   Outside the inlet was thick with schools of spanish mackeral.   If you are looking for some light tackle fun, break out the jigs and twitch your way to some good family fun on th...
Hungry Bear SportfishingCharters
almost 4 years ago (01/26/2011)

Saint Lucie Inlet Fishing Report 01.26.11

Our bait has been pretty consistant offshore St. Lucie Inlet holding sail fish close by on our local reefs and wrecks. We do good trolling dead baits and with the live bait just off our beaches easy to get this time of the year is generally having a better shot at more sails with multiple shots and double hook ups. We have been lucky with still some dolphin being caught almost every trip out and now with the live bait cobia as well. This is a good time to fish in Stuart so call us and book a c...
Catch 22 Fishing Charters Captain Bob Bushholz
about 4 years ago (11/05/2010)

Saint Lucie Inlet Fishing Report 11.05.10

November is a special month for anglers along the Treasure Coast bringing several changes in our area. The water temps slowly begin to drop into the mid 70's. Also the mullet run which began in September comes to an end. This time of year we begin to see an increase in our winter and spring species of spanish mackerel, pompano and bluefish.     Spanish Mackerel are always a blast on light tackle. Last season, we had severel mackerel trips resulting in over 100 fish caught.I fis...
Hungry Bear Adventures, Inc.
about 4 years ago (09/24/2010)

Saint Lucie Inlet Fishing Report 09.24.10

Our August weather was great for getting offshore but September has been less than ideal with low pressures associated with tropical moisture and combined with a high pressure ridge almost stationary off Florida has made sea conditions ruff and unfishable about half of this month to date. When we do get out we are starting to see the dolphin bite improve some as fall approaches and the inshore kingfish bite has been steady when we target them. The sailfish bite has varied from day to day but o...
Hungry Bear Adventures, Inc.
over 4 years ago (03/25/2010)

Saint Lucie Inlet Fishing Report 03.25.10

The strong West winds have backed off and daily highs are now Stuart's normal temperatures and this has produced wamer clean water just minutes off St. Lucie Inlet. We have had multiple sail releases on our last two charters and expect more tomorrow and Saturday. Dolphin fishing has been slow and wil improve as we go into April but we have been lucky laretly with cobia and those forever hard hitting Bonita to bnd the rod on. Get offshore and call us/ 772-285-7552...
Infinity Charters / CAPTAIN CHARLIE
about 5 years ago (11/06/2009)

Saint Lucie Inlet Fishing Report 11.06.09

10/05/09 YESTERDAY THE BITE WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE,FROM 350 FEET TO 100 FEET OF CLEAR WATER, TODAY NICE FISHING BUT NOT THE BEST OF LUCK WITH THE ANGLERS. FUN ANGLERS, JUST NOT THE BEST OF HOLDING ONTO THE HOOK-UPS.JUST A FUN DAY WITH FUN ANGLERS. WE HELD ONTO 10 OF ABOUT 20 DOLFINS. SEE U ALL THE NEXT TIME. CAPTAIN CHARLIE. Infinity Charters www.infinitysportfishing.com fishinfinity26@att.net 443-506-7253...
Infinity Charters / CHAPTAIN CHARLIE
about 5 years ago (11/02/2009)

Saint Lucie Inlet Fishing Report 11.02.09

WELL GUYS, WE ENJOYED A GREAT DAY FISHING YESTERDAY 10/29/09. I WILL MAKE IT SHORT: PLACE 300 T0 400 FEET OF CLEAR 83 DEGREE WATER OUT OF STUART FL. 38 BLACKFIN TUNA, 9 SKIP JACKS LOST A 40/50 LB. WAHOO AT THE GAFT, 5 DOLFIN AND 25 0R SO SHARKS. OH! ONE BONITA. COME FISH WITH US ****** CHAPTAIN CHARLIE.INFINITY CHARTERS. PHONE 443-506-7253. TIGHT LINES. http://www.infinitysportfishing.com...
about 5 years ago (09/14/2009)

Saint Lucie Inlet Fishing Report 09.14.09

St. Lucie Inlet Report Fished a group from Ft. Myers area on 9/12/09. We loaded the well with small sardines and a couple of greenies then ran offshore. We found a nice edge with weed and color change. Trolling produced a 10 pound dolpfin and a few other bites. The guys wanted do some bottom fishings so we went into 70' and put out the live baits. We caught a kingfish , cobia , bonita , bar jacks and a couple of sharks. The mullet run has started. It should get them snap'in. Commitment...
Hungry Bear Adventures, Inc.
over 5 years ago (07/13/2009)

Saint Lucie Inlet Fishing Report 07.13.09

East Coast of Florida-Offshore St. Lucie inlet Sportfishing off Stuart Florida on the Hungry Bear this month of July has been great. Lots of Rod bending big 20 pound plus bonito to pull on with a sailfish seen or caught on every charter out. Yesterday we also had 5 nice dolphin, 4 kingfish we released, and 2 sharks we also released. Don't sit on the dock thinking about it, call us at 772-285-7552 - www.HungryBear.net - larry@hungrybear.net  ...
Hungry Bear Charters Captain Larry Laffler
over 5 years ago (06/16/2009)

Saint Lucie Inlet Fishing Report 06.16.09

Tue, Jun 16, 2009 - Offshore St. Lucie Inlet - Captain Larry Laffler Offshore fishing has slowed some on dolphin but on our trip out yesterday we had two dolphin to 15 pounds. We did manage to get a nice cobia just inshore of the 6 mile reef, lot of bonita keeping eveyone busy with 20 pound plus fish with 2 or 3 at the same time, and we saw 3 sailfish which did not eat our live bait. The kingfish are still biting very well just offshore 3 miles out. The sea conditions have been perfect as summ...
Hungry Bear Charters Captain Larry Laffler
over 5 years ago (05/29/2009)

Saint Lucie Inlet Fishing Report 05.29.09

Stuart Florida's St. Lucie Inlet Report:Offshore charter fishing on the Hungry Bear fishing for dolphin this late May going into June has been excellent every trip out. Our best results for nice dolphin catches are trolling dead baits or arifical lures. Frequent gaffers in the 20-25 pound with some over 30 pounds and a few sailfish around as well. Great inshore fishing on the reefs if you want kingfish action.Hungry Bear Charters Captain Larry Laffler www.Stuart-Florida-Fishing.comPhone#: - 77...
Hungry Bear Sportfishing Charters
over 5 years ago (03/18/2009)

Saint Lucie Inlet Fishing Report 03.18.09

Out of St. Lucie Inlet, Stuart Florida, Martin Co., just North of West Palm Beach:Offshore fishing has slowed for dolphin and sailfish but the in shore kingfishing is real hot. Last week's 3 trips out fishing produced 1 relase out of 3 sailfish bites, a few dolphin, and if you wanted to limiting out on kingfish every trip out with over 30-40 kingfish bites each trip. We hope with Spring coming soon the dolphin bite will improve as our biggest dolphin are caught in the Spring time. Capt. Larry...

Fish

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Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

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Drum, Red (Saltwater) (Sciaenops ocellatus)

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Flounder, Starry (Platichthys stellatus)

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Grouper, Gag (Mycteroperca microlepis)

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Grouper, Red (Epinephelus morio)

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Grouper, Snowy (Epinephelus niveatus)

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Jack, Crevalle (Caranx hippos)

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Ladyfish (Elops saurus)

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Mackerel, Spanish (Scomberomorous maculatus)

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Shark, Blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus)

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Shark, Bull (Carcharhinus leucas)

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Shark, Lemon (Negaprion brevirostris)

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Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)

270

Guides

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Adventure Island Fishing

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Bites On Charters

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Captain Charlie's Fish Tales Charters

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Captain Charlie Stuve Charters

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Captain Melly B's Buck's Tale Charters

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Capt. Joe Ward's River Charters

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Catch 22 Fishing Charters

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Commitment Sportfishing

Commitment Sportfishing with Capt. Dave Barker offers both Offshore and Inshore charters. We offer two boats to chose from, a 36" Hatteras Express with a 14' beam . A excellent fishing platform fo...
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Fins Sport Fishing

Welcome to Fins Sport Fishing Home of the Charter Boat Fins, a 34 foot sport fishing boat available for hire on the Treasure coast of Florida... with expert fishing guide Capt. Rich Kluglein Treat...
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Fishin Tails

* Boat Captain: Doug Walter o U.S.C.G. licensed Master o over 35 years of local & fresh water fishing experience o including 10 years of commercial fishing experienc...
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Flatlined Charters

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Frequent Flyer Sportfishing

Inshore and offshore light tackle - live bait/spin/plug/fly out of Jupiter Inlet and just minutes to the fishing grounds.
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Greenwater Charters

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Infinity Charters

The Infinity offers inshore, offshore and overnight fishing trips with experienced crew of the INFINITY
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Jupiter Fishing with Captain Dick Dickinson

Fishing Jupiter since Moby Dick was a minnowCoast Guard Licensed and Insured....
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Reel Busy Charters

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Sail King Fishing Charters

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Seacretspot Guide Service

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St. Lucie Sportfishing Charters

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Stormy Petrel Fishing Charter

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Stuart Fly Fishing

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Tide Runner Guide Service

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Lodges

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River Palm Cottages & Fish Camp

The pet friendly grounds at River Palm Cottages & Fish Camp are planted with lush tropical palms and native plants. You'll find hammocks hanging in the trees for your enjoyment and relaxation. There...
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The Dockside Inn

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South Hutchinson Island, FL, United States United States

Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.