St. Lucie, most notably Fort Pierce, is a fisherman’s paradise. Fort Pierce is a small town that still retains its Old Florida fishing village vibe. As a matter of fact, fishing served as one of the major industries for the area’s initial economy and was a catalyst of the area’s early development. Today, fishing is still as popular as ever and is regarded as a “way of life” here in St. Lucie. The area’s diverse fishing opportunities are endless. Fish inshore on the Indian River Lagoon, the nation’s most biologically diverse estuary and home to over 4,000 plants and animals. It is here where the world record sea trout was caught weighing in at a whopping 17+lbs! You can also hook some impressive tarpon, redfish, snook and more. Looking to get your big game on? Head offshore through Fort Pierce Inlet to the nearby Gulf Stream and snag trophy catches such as sailfish, tuna, swordfish, dolphin, wahoo, kingfish, cobia and more. And our natural and artificial reefs serve as excellent gathering spots for many of the great tasting bottom fish such as snapper and grouper. You can dive for lobster, too! Our many public marinas and boat ramps are here for your convenience to help make your fishing excursion an enjoyable one.
Don’t have a boat? Hop on a charter and let our experienced guides navigate their vessel and provide one-on-one instruction to help you land your prize. If you would rather stay on land, just grab your pole and some bait and fish off a bridge, off one of our many public fishing piers, off the inlet’s jetty or off the 21 miles of pristine beaches.
Come fish here where you will truly discover world record fishing in a small town.