Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have overcast skies at the inlet this morning, but no rain so far. Yesterday it poured around 6:30 a.m., and then again in the afternoon. Forecasts are calling for potential showers today, so go prepared for anything if you head to the inlet today. Rain, sun, no see 'ems, and be sure to hydrate! The water temperature has dropped 10 degrees over the past few days; we are seeing our typical cold water upwelling for July. We always see the first one of the summer around July 4th. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast at 3 mph this morning and there is a moderate chop on the water. 

We received an update from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who was on the north jetty yesterday morning (in the rain), and reported a lot of greenies still swarming the inlet. They were attracting a lot of big Jacks and Bonita. Between 7:00 - 8:00 a.m., if you threw a line on the north side of the north jetty, you brought in a Jack or Bonita, they were thick! Spanish Mackerel were scarce yesterday between 6:30 - 11:00 a.m. Tony Swiderski and Dave Lectric both of Sebastian landed C/R Snook. Nice schools of Blues were coming and going around the jetties and some good sized fish were landed. 

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that yesterday afternoon; Spanish Mackerel started to show and inlet regular Roger Bullock landed one that was 4 lbs.! A few Mangrove Snapper came over the rails, some good sized fish along with some smalls that were returned. Reds were being landed on poppers and Jacks in the 2 - 4 lb. range were coming over the rails.

Speaking of Reds, Linda Jornadal of Miami had casted pretty far out on the north side of the north jetty and had a real fighter on the line. Linda played the fish for about 10 minutes, doing an excellent job of bringing it to the north jetty. When it got close enough, it was a huge Redfish that was brought up on deck via net and unhooked. The Red was so large that Linda couldn't even lift it. Linda was exhausted, as was the Red, so it was left in the net and lowered back into the water, and after a second or two, it swam off unharmed. 
Our photos are of Linda in action, and of Linda's big Redfish! 

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