Friday, May 31, 2013
Sebastian Inlet Report
05-31-13 FRIDAY: SPANISH MACKEREL, REDS, FLOUNDER, JACKS AND LADYFISH
We have sunshine over the inlet this morning! Unfortunately, we still have the high winds to contend with. Winds are blowing out of the Southeast at 18 mph and gusting to 24. There is a moderate to heavy chop on the water and a small craft advisory is in effect through Saturday morning. Check the forecast before going offshore this weekend.
Today is the last day of Snook season until Sept. 1st but they aren't cooperating this morning according to Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Schools of Spanish Mackerel have been coming and going this week, sometimes they are within casting range and sometimes they aren't. Oversized and slot Reds have been near the top but they have been very picky. Anglers are throwing poppers this morning, but not having much luck. A couple of nice Flounder have been landed and a lot of Ladyfish have been in play along with smaller Jacks.
Our first photo today features 15 year old Cheyenne Romanillos who landed a large Ladyfish and now she's hooked.
Our second photo today features inlet regular Jose Dore of Palm Bay. Jose landed this real nice 31.5" slot Snook off the north jetty yesterday morning at 8:00 a.m. using mojarra. Way to go Jose!
The Sebastian Inlet State Park will start hosting their annual turtle walk program in June and July, Friday through Tuesdays. You may be required to walk up to three miles on the beach. Reservations are required as space is limited. For reservations and more information call 772-388-2750 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet.