Friday, June 21, 2013

Sebastian Inlet Report


It's another beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North-Northeast at 4 mph and the water is clean and calm. Today is the first day of summer and we have temperatures forecasted for the high 80's this weekend, so get out to the inlet and enjoy it!

Fishing has been hit or miss, earlier in the week we had some beautiful catches of Spanish Mackerel, keeper Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Flounder, Permit, Blue Runners and Jacks, but yesterday was a slow one. Yesterday morning there were a few moments of excitement, but otherwise it was "livelier at the morgue" to quote our friend Danny Waite. The Spanish Mackerel disappeared although there were lots of greenies in the water. Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach was on the north jetty and photographed Paul Danko of Sebastian land a 50" Barracuda in the 30 - 40 lb. range. Paul put a long, rubber-like, tube lure with a wire leader and the Barracuda grabbed it. There must have been more than one out there, because things were still slow after the big guy was out of the water. Paul also landed a nice Mangrove Snapper. Mike landed a 22" juvenile Greater Amberjack using a dead greenie on the bottom, which is very unusual for jetty fishing. Amberjacks are almost always landed offshore near reefs and wrecks. Mike returned the fish to the water after the photo as it was undersized and out of season. Regulations call for no less than 28" to the fork and the season is closed from June 1st to July 31st. What a nice catch Mike! Thanks for the photos. 

We spoke to a gentleman in the parking lot on his way out who relayed that he fished the beach Wednesday evening and caught quite a few Whiting and some Pompano on frozen clams.

Photo one features Paul Danko of Sebastian with the 50" Barracuda he landed yesterday morning. Photo two is of the Barracuda's mouth. 

Our third photo is of Mike Ricciardi's juvenile Greater Amberjack. Wow, unusual catch!!

Photo four features Earl Truman of Vero Beach has been having great success with Permit lately; he went to the north jetty in the evening after 5:00 and landed this 17 lb. Permit! They are still out there!!

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