We have an overcast morning at the inlet but conditions are real nice. Winds are blowing out of the West at 9 mph and the water is nice and calm (for now). We will probably see rain this afternoon and the winds will probably pick up as well.
We had a nice Pompano bite and Black Drum, Sheepshead and Blues came over the rails as well. Catch and release Snook and big Reds have been active, mostly at night. We've seen a lot of smaller Spanish Mackerel off the beaches and jetties but they seem to be increasing in size, which is great news for all the Mack lovers out there! Silver spoons, Gotcha lures, small shiny bait fish and sometimes small shrimp can do the trick for Spanish Mackerel. They like baits with a little glitz so add some shine and color if you are targeting Mackerel.
A enormous Black Drum 51", landed off the north jetty on Sunday it took about 30 minutes to land it, and two people to get this beast up onto the north jetty. After photos they released the big Drum to get out and make more little Drum. Once they reach this size, it's usually best to release them as they can be tough and stringy. What a catch!