Friday, May 24, 2013

Sebastian Inlet Report


It's another beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 8 mph and there is a light chop on the water. We have a real nice weekend forecasted, we may have a little wind to contend with, but overall it should be beautiful. Get out and wet a line!

Our photos today are courtesy of Chris Van Hoven. Chris and his buddy Rick Dexter, both of Orlando fished the south side rocks when Rick landed the 36" C/R Snook in photo one using a bomber. The big Snook was released unharmed. 

Photo two is of a monster Snook Rick landed using a 9" mullet, they knew it was oversized and wanted to get the big breeder back in the water, so they didn't bother to measure it. Chris hooked up with the same fish, fought it for about five minutes when the line broke. The Snook swam back to shore and beached itself. Rick went into the water to revive the fish and she swam away! nice handling of the fish!

Please remember to handle your catch and release fish properly. Use wet hands to keep the "slime" from coming off their bodies and always support the fish under the belly, never let it hang vertically; it can damage their internal structure. Keep the fish out of the water the least amount of time as possible. If you need a net to get it up onto the north jetty, use the net to lower it back into the water. It's a long drop! 

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