Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have overcast skies at the inlet this morning and we may see some showers later. If you head to the inlet, go prepared. Winds are blowing out of the north at 6 mph this morning and there is a light chop on the water. There is a small swell this morning and we have quite a few surfers on the north side, taking advantage. Always use caution when casting into the surfing area when surfers are present.

We've seen a lot of oversized and a few slot Snook, oversized and slot sized Reds, big Blues, Black Drum, big Jacks, Flounder and some small Mangrove Snapper over the past week. 

Our first photo today is courtesy of inlet regular Spiro Stathopoulos of Malabar. Spiro fished the north jetty and landed this beautiful 32" Snook along with a 20" Black Drum. Spiro reported that two other Snook were landed  but both were oversized and returned to the water. !

Our second photo is of Justin Werner of Palm Bay fished the inlet  when he hooked up with the 30" Snook 
Photo three is of inlet regular Chuck Fischer of Satellite Beach. Chuck landed this gorgeous 41" C/R Snook   using live shrimp. Chuck reported a good Snook bite in the morning, but most were oversized and returned to the water. 
Connor Stokes is featured in our last photo today with his first Snook. Connor landed the 33" C/R Snook  

Free Air

I saw this on Yak Hark (FB page), an ebay item. Looks like a good idea.. if it works

Portable Waterproof Solar Power Panel Oxygenator Aerator Air Pump Oxygen Fishing

Portable Waterproof Solar Power Panel Oxygenator Aerator Air Pump Oxygen White

Brief introduction:

-This product is a portable solar oxygen pump, it can be used for small to medium ponds, fish tank, outdoor fishing.

-With compact design and a built-in lithium battery, it is very convinient for carrying outside.

-There are 2 speed change to control the air output speed.

-Just place it under the sun, it can keep your pond oxygenating.


*Solar Panel:6V /250mA

*Motor Power:3.6V/ 20mA

*Air Output:1.5L/min(3.6V/H)

*Lithium Battery:3.7V 1200mA


*Net Weight:200g

Product Performance:

*Switch: press button with 3 control: SLOW, FAST, OFF.

*Life time:> 10000 hours.

*Working hours: 6 working hours or more when fully charged under sunshine.


*Waterproof: The outer shell is moistureproof, water proof design, but please do not soak in water.

*Charge: Please do not use any other external power supply except the solar panel.

*Please turn off the oxygen pump when charging. The charge controller will automatically shut down  when the battery is full.

Package Included:

-1 X Air Pump

-1 X Solar Panel (6V/1W) with Charging Cahle

-1 X 80cm air pipe

-1 X Air stone

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce

                                                                           photo courtesy of Joupdog Wading Adventures

Inshore fishing continues to be good with snook and some big trout to the north of north bridge up to Vero around the islands with live bait.The jetty fishing has been good with some nice flounder on live shrimp during the day and the snook fishing has been good at night on live bait. The pompano fishing has been ok along the beach around the power plant on shrimp and clams. 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sebastian Inlet Report


Winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast at 14 mph this morning and gusting to 17. There is a moderate chop on the water; small craft should exercise caution. 

Over the weekend conditions weren't great but the fish were biting. Saturday the Snook bite was strong but all were oversized except one keeper. Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported Snook were busting up large schools of silver mullet. A few nice, fat Flounder were landed along with some real big Blues, Black Drum, Pompano, Jacks and Lookdowns. Mangrove Snapper have started to appear but they are on the small side. This morning there are a lot of Pelicans diving in and around the inlet which is always a good sign! 
 Our first photo today is of Brahim Elkhattabi of Orlando with a beautiful Pompano that was landed by his friend Mazen Rayan. Mazen was using a shrimp and clam combo to land this beauty! 
In our second photo, Larry Robison of West Melbourne poses with two good sized Lookdowns that were landed off the north jetty.Lookdowns are a tasty pan fish!

                                                                         courtesy of Stephen Ferrell        
                       Snook On The Attack

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sebastian Inlet Report

Again, there have been a good number of fishermen at the Inlet giving their skills a try, but it seems the fishing is still slow. Yesterday, a few anglers caught Snook, Blues, Drum, Sheepshead, Jacks, Flounder, and even Pompano.

It is very beautiful at the Inlet this morning; as of right now the winds are not too bad. Take your cameras and try a variety of bait. Be sure to write in with your catch! We love to hear from our Anglers and their fishing tales!

Photo today is of Luis Segura from Palm Bay with a nice Black Drum caught on shrimp

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sebastian Inlet Report


Good morning Anglers!

There is a light breeze, approx 11mph out of the southeast this morning. The fishing has been a bit slow. However, the shrimp at the Inlet's Bait & Tackle shop look really good, and this bait has been successful this week for catches like Snook, Sheepshead, Blues, Drum, Trout, Reds, Mackerel & Snapper. Anglers have also been using mullet and clams to catch these species.
Photo today is of Jose Dore from Palm Bay with a 35" Snook

This Thursday "KEEP YOUR COOL"



From Capt. Charlie @ Fishing Center - Ft Pierce

It looks like the rainy season has set in on the Treasure Coast. We have had lots of showers around the area lately and the plants are turning green again. Look for chances of afternoon rains now and watch the weather out on the water. We dodged a lot of rain clouds recently, but haven't gotten too wet yet. The winds are still blowing most days and that can affect your fishing more than wet weather. We have had lots of good fishing in spite of conditions.

Redfish and sea trout have been our best bite most days. Look for big trout to be holding in sand holes on the grass flats. Working Deadly Combos, DOA shrimp, live pilchards and top water lures can help find some of the big gals on the flats. We have been fishing two to five feet of water this past week. Our redfish have been under the mangroves most days. They usually hold under the trees so you have to get your lures under them to find a bite. CAL paddle tails are an excellent choice for artificial lures under the mangroves. With all the recent rains, try the drain pipes along the mangroves when the water is moving. There are lots of juvenile snook around the mangroves righ now as well. 
You can also find some big bluefish around the area as well as jacks and ladyfish. I don't recall seeing so many snapper around the river. There are lots of keeper size, but lots more small ones. The surf has been tough to fish lately, but when you can get out on the beach look for whiting to be the best catch. Bridges have held sheepshead, snapper and a few black drum. The jetties has had a pretty good snook bite on the high ends of the tides with live baits.

Expect more winds and rain as April comes to a close. May will find more chances for afternoon storms and the winds will slowly die down to our summer weather pattern. Fishing will continue to improve and May will provide lots of exciting days on the water. Have fun out there!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Night Time, Right Time

Drew Wickstrom (Florida Sportsman magazine) and Land Based Guide Capt. Eric Gates.  out on the Town with alittle night snook fishing....... Bridge Unknown  :-)

Sebastian Inlet Report


Breezy, breezy! The winds have slowed the fish bite today. However, some large Jacks are prowling the inlet looking for disoriented bait and have provided some early morning excitement. The winds are expected to subside after midnight so tomorrow should be a better fishing day.

Today's photo is a Slot Snook caught by Mike Misserville. Mike was free lining live shrimp when this beauty was hooked off the North Jetty.

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce

 The inshore fishing continues to be good with some nice snook and trout to the north of north bridge, There has been a few redfish around Bear point to the power lines on the east shoreline. The snapper fishing has been good around north bridge and south with live shrimp. The night time snook fishing has been good at the jetty on jigs on the outgoing tide most for the fish have been to big but  there has been a few keepers mixed in.

Monday, April 22, 2013

My Girl

Got the word from Dale Of (Double D Jigs) that the Girls are back        in town



From Henry @ Snook-Nook - Jensen Beach

Still bigger Blues in the surf for that early angler eating cut baits, these fish are there most of the day but the numbers are early.
Pompano at the Tiger Shores access, in and out but when they are in they 
are there in good numbers, no special time just have to be there.
Summer has arrived and the Snook have made a good show at the surfs edge, Bombers plugs, Krystal minnows, DOA Bait Buster all working
well.  Get your feet wet, cast in the trough, bright silver, slot size 
real nice fish.  Plenty of Whiting, all good size so do not forget the 
ice.  Beautiful blue surf, finally summer is here and any day I know the Tarpon will show. River anglers are all talking about the St. Lucie river, north fork and south fork and big Snook.  Temps are perfect, with the deep waterand plenty of baits, shy not.  Trolling is the key, mid channel, big Bombers and Rat-l-traps just as the sun sets lots of big fish.  Good week for the Snook anglers, plenty of shorts in the flats and plenty of fish well over the slot at the bridges, low light preferred. Still plenty of 
Blues, Mac’s and Jacks to keep busy but slot Trout is have been a hard find with all the wind.  Look for the flat water that is where the bait 
is and that is where the fish are, be quick because the wind is about to 
change directions and you will be looking again for that flat water.

Sebastian Inlet Report


Despite the dreary skies, fishing conditions at the inlet are really nice today. A good swell is coming in but the water is clean and fish are biting! There will be scattered showers today with an outgoing tide till 1:45 PM. Fishing should be good today until strong northeast winds build this evening and into tomorrow.

This weekend there were some nice Snook caught including a few keepers. A nice surprise has been the appearance of a few big Flounder and some Mangrove Snapper. Adding to the action has been large Jacks, hefty Blues and some Spanish Mackerel. Sheepshead bites seem to have slowed. Live shrimp continue to produce good fish and is the bait of choice. Mackerel and Blues are also hitting silver spoons and Gotcha lures.

Today's photo is of John Rhodes from Atlanta with some nice Spanish Mackerel that he caught using silver spoons. He reported that free-lining shrimp also grabbed some Macs. 

Friday, April 19, 2013


 Brian Sakowki out fishing with Jayson Armon (Thats-R-Man Guiding Service)
used a Bass Assassin Stinky Pink 
and Bingo  Hello 

Sebastian Inlet Report

04-19-13 FRIDAY: TGIF!! 

This morning, winds are blowing out of the South at 11 mph and there is a moderate chop on the water. There is a mix of sun and clouds over the inlet and the forecast is calling for potential rain today and over the weekend. Go prepared if you head to the inlet, but get out and wet a line! 

Yesterday in the early morning there was a 35" C/R Snook, a 40" C/R Red, a 29" keeper Red, and four or five Jacks. Later in the morning a Black Drum, a bunch of Lookdowns, one real sweet Pompano, a Spanish Mackerel and a couple of Whiting came over the rails of the north jetty. Live shrimp, clams and small jigs were working. It was a gorgeous day out on the north jetty, there were some nice waves for our surfers, the water was clean, birds were diving, fish were jumping, manatees were swimming by and 3 or 4 Gannets were flying, diving and floating around!

Our first photo today features 10 year old Isaiah Roberson of Winter Haven. Isaiah was fishing the north jetty with his father when he landed this good sized Black Drum.
Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach and Sonny Advincula of Kissimmee pose with their good sized Pompano they landed using shrimp and clam combos on 

From Henry @ Snook-Nook - Jensen Beach

Well it has been an unusual week both fishing and weather.  March winds it would seem are still with us, changing directions at will, some over cast to the  point that you were sure it was going to storm and didn’t. Fishing was hot one day and cold the next, both for the inshore anglers and the offshore boys, unusual. Plenty of bait, good looking lines and wind stirring up the water, I think 
I give up trying to out guess Mother Nature, but summer is coming. Surf anglers are still playing with the Blues, early being best but reports of Blues ran all day and yes they are the bigger Bluefish, cut baits preferred. Good Bite of bigger Whiting with a mix of Pompano and a few Mac’s, even heard of a few Snook this week on the beach, I knew summer was close, just have to turn off this wind. River anglers were changing sides of the river buy the hour.  Flat, clear water was the key. if you found that you also found Trout, Reds,Snook, Bones and then all those with teeth.  Problem was finding that water, favored baits were soft rubber and suspending lures, yes shrimp caught them all. Had reports of Tarpon in the North Fork, at the bridges, in the inlets and soon on the beach then we will know summer is finally here.  

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce

It is suppose to be a little breezy tomorrow, but Sunday is looking a little better. The fishing in the river has been good this week. Snook, trout, and redfish were the target of our local inshore guides, and they did pretty well. Most of them fished live bait, however there were plenty of fish caught on artificial.  Slayer Inc soft plastics, and the DOA Airhead have been hot. There were snook caught to fifteen pounds and some nice trout approaching the ten pound class.
                                          Photo courtesy of Jayson Arman-That's-R-Man Guide Services

Thursday, April 18, 2013

From Native Tackle - Sebastian

The trout bite has been steady around the spoil islands and the flats early morning.  The pompano has been hit or miss near the Wabasso bridge but anglers are having better luck with them at the inlet and clam leases.  Sheepshead, black drum and snapper has been the catch around the docks.  Some snook in the mix but anglers are having trouble getting them to eat anything.  The redfish bite slowed but those anglers targeting them are having better luck early morning fishing the mangroves.    
Big blues, oversized reds, pompano, spanish mackerel, lookdown, black drum, trout, snook and ladyfish.  For better luck for snook, fish the tip of the North jetty and use select shrimp or pin/pig fish.  (good luck trying to find the pins and pigs....) 

Sebastian Inlet Report

It's a gorgeous morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Southeast at 4 mph and the water is calm. Winds will probably increase this afternoon, but we will still have a pretty day ahead of us. 

We received an update from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty yesterday from 9:00 - 1:30. Mike reported 3 or 4 Pompano landed on the outgoing tide, along with two very large Flounder. The Pompano were landed on shrimp and clam combo and the Flounder were landed on finger mullet. Two slot Snook were landed, free-lining shrimp. The Mackerel bite was slow, but Diane Buyce of Melbourne landed one and Mike had one that he lost while trying to hoist it over the rails. The Mackerel were landed on live shrimp and a bobber about 3' up from the bait. 
Jay Cotterell of Western Australia is featured in our first photo today. Jay had a wonderful time at the inlet  and said it was an amazing experience. Jay landed 2 Sheepshead, 2 jacks and the Lookdown in the photo. Jay also had 6 big Blues break off the line. Add a massive school of mullet getting herded by Snook launching out of the water, it was quite a morning! Jay reported that fishing the inlet will be a morning he'll never forget and will tell stories for years to come.

Our second photo today features Larry Robison of West Melbourne with a real nice 26" Redfish he landed  from the north jetty. 

Our third photo is of Willy Sarthou of Orlando with a big Jack and a Spanish Mackerel. Willy landed the Mackerel on a Gotcha lure and the Jack on live shrimp. 

Our last photo today features Tim Pishdad of Viera. Tim fished the north jetty. This big Blue weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was taken on a piece of cut mullet about 9:45 a.m. .

Get Some

No Words Needed


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tricks of the Trade

Another way to tye a loop knot

Step 1
Run the tag end of the line through the eye of the hook. In the standing line make two backward loops as shown in the drawing. The standing line goes behind the tag end line.

Step 2
The second loop goes through the front of the first loop.

Step 3
The tag end then goes through the front of the second loop and bring the tag end of the line down to the side of the lure.

Step 4
While holding the tag end of the leader and the lure stationary pull on the end of the line going to the rod.