This autumn, reel in some of the best fish in the region! Here are a few tips to find that perfect spot to cast out your lines in the Indian River Lagoon (inshore) & just beyond the Fort Pierce Inlet (offshore).

Rig ‘em up!

  • Pick up some bait and tackle from Little Jim Bait & Tackle, White’s Tackle or another local bait shop. Some of the best bait for fishing in St. Lucie are live mullet, live shrimp, topwater plugs and swim baits.


Find your own secret spot

  • Many fish like to hide near structures in or around the water –think a platform such as a dock, bridge or ledge that provides some kind of shelter for fish. Unsure of where to go? Check out Wildcat Cove on North Hutchinson Island & Bear Point Sanctuary on South Hutchinson Island for some secluded but fish-full fishing spots.


What’s catching?

  • Inshore, anglers are seeking out snook since the season officially opened on September 1, 2021. The Fort Pierce Inlet, area bridge and the grass flats are always great spots for snook catchin’. And don’t discount tons of action surf fishing – big snook are known to hit the mullet running just off the beaches.
  • With the mullet run in full effect, offshore anglers are enjoying bites from sailfish, snapper, grouper, mahi, and cobia. It’s hard not to get too excited about all the action from top to bottom. Speaking of bottom fishing, anglers hoping for a “snapper slam” may hook gray, mutton, lane, yellowtail or vermillion snappers.


Rent a Boat or Book a Charter


  • Interested in having an expert fishing captain take you on a private or group fishing charter inshore or offshore? Check out all of our fishing charters here.


For Places to Stay in St. Lucie, go here.

For waterfront accommodations or accommodations in close proximity to great fishing spots, check out these great spots:

  1. Hutchinson Island Plaza Hotel & Suites
  2. Dockside Marina & Resort
  3. Indian River Lagoon Waterfront Cottages
  4. Seahorse Beach Bungalows
  5. Courtyard Marriott Hutchinson Island

See more of what St. Lucie locals & visitors are catching!

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