Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sebastian Inlet Report


It's a beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the West-Southwest at 4 mph and the water is calm. Be sure to take insect repellent, sunscreen and lots of water if you head to the inlet.

Over the weekend, a lot of Jacks and Ladyfish were active in the evening hours. The Snook bite was fair for opening season, most were over the slot. Mangrove Snapper continue to bite along with some Reds, slot sized and oversized. Please handle catch and release fish with caution. Don't keep them out of the water too long. If you need a net to bring them up onto the north jetty; please use a net to lower them back in, it's a long drop for a tired fish. If photographing, hold the C/R fish horizontally and support it with two hands.

Miles Gates of Cleveland, TN was in town visiting family for the long weekend. Miles and his brother-in-law got out on the flats and had a great time. The two men landed Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Snook, Sea Trout and Jacks using live shrimp, fishing along the docks north of the inlet. Miles is featured in our first photo today with a good sized Sheepshead

Richard Doughman of Melbourne fished the north jetty Friday night. When the tide turned to outgoing, a lot of people were nabbing a lot of fish. A couple of Reds, lots of Jacks and Ladyfish, and a few Snook. Richard landed a 36" C/R Snook using 10 lb. monofilament and a 15 lb. fluorocarbon leader. Richard released the Snook unharmed, right after the photo. 

Our next three photos are courtesy of Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. Photo three features inlet regulars (L-R), Larry Robison of W. Melbourne, Chuck Fischer of Satellite Beach and Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. The men fished the north jetty Thursday morning when Larry and Mike landed 26.5" Reds between 7:00 - 7:30, using mojarra. Early bird Chuck landed his before daylight.!

Vern Roberson of Winter Haven is featured in our fourth photo. Vern landed this nice 16" Mangrove Snapper using mojarra. Vern landed his limit of five that morning. 
Our last photo today is of one of those Goliath Groupers that lie in wait beneath the north jetty. They just love to jump out and nail a nice tasty meal being brought in by a jetty angler. Alberto Morales was unfortunate enough to get this one on the line for about 30 minutes before it broke off. It was estimated to weigh 300 lbs.!

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