Monday, May 13, 2013
Sebastian Inlet Report
05-13-13 MONDAY: SPANISH MACKEREL, BONITO, SNOOK, REDS, BLUES AND JACKS
Skies are overcast at the inlet this morning. Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 5 mph and gusting to 10. We will probably see the wind pick up a little more this afternoon and we could see some rain.
Over the weekend there was a good Spanish Mackerel bite and some Bonito were seen darting around and a few came over the rails. Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that the Mackerel were chasing glass minnows, but there were silver mullet and large greenies (threadfin herring) in the water as well. Snook, Reds, Jacks and Blues were also landed off the jetties over the weekend.
Friday morning was pretty slow on the north jetty, but a few folks got lucky with some nice catches. Our first angler today is Diane Buyce of Melbourne. Diane was using live shrimp Friday morning when this 29.5" Mackerel hit the #2 shank hook like lightning. Diane was able to get it over the rails and by the look on her face, she was one happy camper!
Our next photo of Jose who landed, a beautiful 38" C/R Snook, using a small, #3 split shot and live shrimp. Jose also landed two more oversized Snook that morning, one was 33" and the other was 34". All were released unharmed.