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Capt. Mark Rosen
February 23, 2017
Port St. Lucie - Saltwater Fishing Report

I took a charter out to the snapper hole 12 miles north east of Fort Pierce Inlet. The forecast was marginal but the sea buoy said the seas were 2.5 feet so we decided to give it a try. The seas were out of the south east and were more like 3 to 4 and very close together once we got off shore. I slowed down to 14 knot cruise so we wouldn't pound and made our way out there. I set the Minkota trolling motor up and it was able to hold us on spot. Water temperature was 72 degrees with good visibility around 25 feet. It was mostly over cast with a stiff south east breeze. We caught a lot of grunts at first and a couple of small trigger fish. We made several moves throughout the day and managed to put a nice catch together. The charter ended up with a dozen lane snapper with 1 reaching 16", a yellow tail snapper at 15" and 3 keeper trigger fish all over 16". I had some live bait on the bottom with steel leader and they had several fish on but they weren't able to get them to the boat. One of the run offs striped the Shamano TLD15. The ride home was much smoother with the following sea.

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I specialize in groups of 4 or less anglers. I have 2 boats a 20 foot flats boat and a 24 foot center console I charge by the person not the trip

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Port St. Lucie Fishing Charters
6130 NW Duke Circle
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
Phone: 772-340-7440
Alt. Phone: 609-558-5858
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