Fort Pierce Fishing

A spokesperson of choice for Treasure Coast's unwavering fishing potential, Fort Pierce is a colorful illustration of what a well-rounded fishery can and should look like. On the one hand, the profuse waterways of the Indian River Lagoon continue to push the envelope when it comes to delivering bragging-sized specimen, with exquisite Redfishing on the north and prolific Snook sanctuaries commonly tapped further down south. Seasonal Tarpon abound and the world record for Speckled Sea Trout (17+lbs) was taken right off the local Little Jim Bridge, cementing the city as one of the finest Gator Trout repositories this side of the Sunshine State. On the other, a flourishing ecosystem supported by a maze of natural reefs and deliberate wrecks depressed right off the coastline provide plenty of structure for feisty bottom dwellers including Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, Cobia and plenty of others. And if you're ever curious as to what's lurking beyond the temperate Intercoastal Waterway, expect to swiftly find yourself in the middle of tournament-tested Sailfish and Swordfish honey spots, with copious seasons for Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin and Bull Dorados as well. You name it, it's in these waters!

Known For

Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, Pepper Park Beach, Heathcote Botanical Gardens, Navy Seal Museum, Farmers Market, Downtown Fort Pierce, Manatee Observation & Education Center, Jack Island Preserve State Park, A. E. Backus Museum & Gallery, St. Lucie County Aquarium

Rules & Regulations

A fishing license is not required for anglers fishing aboard a guided boat or a for-hire charter, as long as the vessel has a valid charter captain or charter boat permit.

Fort Pierce Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.