Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have a wet morning at the inlet and the rest of the day doesn't look very good either. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast at 14 mph and the water is choppy. A small craft advisory is in effect and a tornado warning is in effect until 11:00 a.m. No wonder nobody is on either jetty this morning! It's pretty nasty out there.
Since there isn't anybody out fishing, there isn't much to report. SISP Ranger Ed Perry sent us some information about Snook that we would like to share with you today. Five species have been identified so far, but specialists believe there may be 6 or 7 species eventually identified as genetic studies progress. The 4 most prevalent species are the Common Snook, Tarpon Snook, Swordspine Snook and Fat Snook. The latest Snook that has been identified is the Large Scale Fat Snook. All Snook have the dark, lateral line on their sides but the length, shapes of head and body, size of scales and number of gill rakers help tell them apart. If you would like to learn more about the different Snook species, go to Most Snook caught off the Sebastian Inlet jetties are Common Snook. Snook are strictly catch and release June 1st - August 31st. 
Tommy Turowski of the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported a lot of action yesterday with Jacks and a few other fish. Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, big Reds and a couple of Permit came over the rails along with a Guitarfish. 
The Guitarfish is a bizarre looking creature; it looks like a combination of a shark and a ray. The tail looks like a shark and the head looks like a ray. 
  Our first photo  features Wayne Landry of Palm Bay with a beautiful C/R Common Snook. 
Our second photo of the four most common Snook does not include the Large Scale Fat Snook. The top left is the Tarpon Snook, top right is the Common Snook, lower left is the Fat Snook and lower right is the Swordspine Snook. 

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