Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Sebastian Inlet Report
02-22-12 WEDNESDAY: SNOOK, SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM, REDS, FLOUNDER, SEA TROUT, POMPANO,JACKS AND BLUES
We have overcast skies this morning but we expect those clouds to dissipate later and turn into a beautiful day! Winds are blowing out of the West-Southwest at 8 mph and there is a moderate chop on the water. There is a boating advisory for small craft to exercise caution near inlets.
Anglers have been having a great time with Snook and Sheepshead; both species have been pretty thick off the north jetty. Black Drum are also making appearances along with small Jacks, Pompano and a Bluefish every now and then. We're still waiting on the Blues to run. Sea Trout have been hitting on the flats and a few lucky folks have landed some off the north jetty. Live shrimp seems to be the bait of choice for all species at this time.
Our photo today features (L-R) Thang, Nam and Phillip, all of Orlando. After being away from the inlet for two months, the trio made it back hoping for Snook. Although none of the young men landed Snook, they all ended up with nice "gator" Sea Trout all over 20". Thang's was 23", Nam's was 24" and Phillip's was 22". The Trout were landed on large swimbaits.