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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sebastian Inlet Report


We are still dealing with wind and a lot of seaweed in the water. Winds are blowing out of the East at 14 mph, gusting to 18 and the water is choppy. There are no NOAA advisories this morning, but conditions can change very quickly. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating. 

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported more Mangrove Snapper coming over the rails the past couple of days along with a smattering of Snook, Reds, Jacks, Sheepshead and Lookdowns. The bite has been luke-warm but seems to be improving. 

Our angler of the day is Elvis Purnell of Orlando. Elvis landed this prefect, 32" slot Snook off the north jetty. Elvis was using shrimp to land this beautiful Snook, 

Palm Beach Report

     REMINDER: Snook season closes on Sunday.
     Whiting, croaker and jacks are being caught from the beach throughout the day along the Treasure Coast. The snook bite has also improved during higher tides and tarpon are also showing up.
     Flounder are still biting in the Indian River, which is a bit rare for this time of year. For best results, work a shrimp along the bottom.
     The bridges are holding keeper-size snapper, ladyfish, black drum, sheepshead and, of course, snook at night. Tarpon have also been spotted.
     Anglers targeting trout are finding them around Bear Point.
     There are good numbers of snook at the beach in Jupiter and around the inlet. The bite is good all day and night. Tarpon have also been reported when the water is calm.
     Jacks up to 30 pounds are also being hooked.
     There haven’t been too many anglers fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway this week, but there are plenty of jacks around, and snook are being caught at the bridges. There are also tarpon in the mix.
     This is the case not only in and around Jupiter, but throughout central and southern Palm Beach County as well. Mangrove snapper are also being caught around bridges during the day.

     It’s an early bite for anglers fishing for bass on Lake Okeechobee. You definitely want to be out on the water before sunrise, and the action is all but over by noon. Charter guides are still reporting up to 40 bass on a four-hour morning trip.
     The best bite is on the offshore islands. It has slowed back in the grass and along the outside edges.
    Live shiners are artificial lures are working equally well at this point.
     Those targeting bluegill are having success throwing crickets. The fish are out there, but they have been a bit tricky to find.
Report courtsey of Palm Beach Post

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have hot, dry wind blowing out of the East-Southeast at 15 mph, gusting to 18 this morning and the water is choppy. NOAA has issued an advisory for small craft to exercise caution.

Inlet anglers are dealing with a lot of seaweed in the water which can tangle lines and make fishing difficult. We received an update from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty yesterday morning. Mike reported that a lot of Lookdowns were landed by anglers using small, white jigs. Mangrove Snapper were in play, Mike landed two and several others came over the rails as well. Jose Dore of Palm Bay landed an oversized Red that was returned to the water. Thanks Mike!
Mike Ricciardi  fished the outgoing tide from 8 - 12:30 and reported a lot of 3 - 5 lb. Jacks coming over the rails, a few Blues, and a couple of Spots were landed. Mike and another inlet regular, Tommy Ngo landed the only two Reds of the morning. The oversized Reds were both 32" and were released right after the photos. 

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the snook fishing has been good around the bridges and in the inlets. on the out going tide.The trout fishing has been good around the spoil islands to the north of north bridge in Ft.Pierce.The jetty has had a few snook around at high tide with a flounder mixed in live shrimp has produced the best.