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Fishing the Indian River Lagoon at Vero Beach & Fort Pierce with Captain Catino

From the north, starting at the Ponce De Leon Inlet to the southern segment of Indian River Lagoon at Port St. Lucie Inlet, you can find some of the finest nearshore and flats fishing. The IRL is composed of lagoons, river mouths, canals, inlets and ocean influence, typically broken down into three segments, Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River and Indian River Lagoon.

Primary Fish Caught
Spotted Sea Trout
Tarpon
Snook

Primary Tackle Used
Fly fishing
Spinning rod
Bait casting

Special Features
Deep water
Grass flats
Mangrove stands

Indian River Lagoon at Vero Beach, Fort Pierce and Stuart

The Vero Beach to Fort Pierce Inlet area of the Indian River Lagoon is the southern most portion of the Lagoon system and is characterized by a more tropical feel. With the Fort Pierce Inlet approximately 20 miles south of Sebastian Inlet the influence of the tidal changes is more apparent. In this area can be found larger redfish, tarpon and especially snook. This region is dotted with mangrove islands, grass flats and shallow shorelines.