Friday, June 3, 2011

From Mike @ Native Tackle Supply-Sebastian


Mark Schwartz with a 32" trout caught by his brother Terry Schwartz.

At the inlet the snook and redfish catch and release action has been hot.  Snook season does not open until September 1st but the snook have been thick with the jetty anglers fishing the last of the incoming night time tide using a Gulfstream Flair Hawk tearing it up.  Oversized Reds are thick as well with the best bet as usual being a live pinfish.

Inside the inlet, mangrove snappers and sea trout have been steady as well with lots of mangroves on rocky shorelines and channel ledges.  We have had a good amount of reports on some nice sized trout with a strong morning and afternoon bites.  Rapala SkitterWalk in Bone has led to a great topwater bite in the morning with a nice sized pinfish over the potholes on the grassflats being a best bet in the afternoon.

Indian River Flounder
Taylor Ramsey breaking in a Stradic CI4 on one of our new Lagoon Custom rods with a nice flounder.

If you are after snook hit the docks and mangroves as the snook bite has really been on fire.  Our bait of choice has been a DOA CAL Shad in Arkansas Glow on a 1/4 jig head.  We like to put a little PRO-CURE scents on all our artificials.  Stop by and pick up a bottle and give it a shot and you too will be a believer.  Remember, snook is catch and release only and please treat your catch with care in order to preserve the species. 

One surprise this year has been the recent flounder bite.  These things have been all over with regular catches of nice sized fish being reported daily especially off the small fishing pier in front of the shop at the Sebastian Yacht Club.  As you can see DOA CAL'S work for the flounder too with most anglers fishing the pier working nothing more than a small piece of dead shrimp on a small gold hook. 

In the Sebastian River, the tarpon remain.  The tarpon are as tricky as ever with some days the bite being red hot and other days anglers being surrounded by rolling tarpon in all directions all of them suffering from lock jaw.   

Ha if you are planning to, or already fish the Sebastian area you need to check out its a great site and a great tackle/bait store. My FIRST stop when I'm up there......

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