Stuart Fishing

A popular feeding ground for migrating game fish like Tarpon, Mackerel, Sailfish and Cobia, Stuart is a prime representative of what Central Florida East Coast fishing is all about. Targeting Snook and Tarpon is a year-round obsession for the local anglers, with the abundant inlets, mangroves and estuaries that would take a lifetime to fully discover. Come winter months, direct your attention further offshore and come find out how Stuart earned its nickname of 'The Sailfish Capital of the World', with the agile billfish taking over the reefs from October all the way to the end of January!

Known For

House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar, Elliott Museum, Lyric Theatre, Snook and Tarpon Hotspot, Stuart Heritage Museum, Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, Bathtub Reef, “Sailfish Capital of the World”, Riverwalk, Road to Victory Military Museum

Rules & Regulations

Fishing aboard a for-hire or guided charter that has a valid charter license does not require an additional fishing license.

Stuart Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.