Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sebastian Inlet Report


We've had some light rain at the inlet this morning, but it looks like a deluge may be headed our way this afternoon. Go prepared if you head to the inlet. Many times, a good rain will turn the bite on, but be sure to get off the jetties if there is thunder or lightening. Winds are blowing out of the Southwest at 5 mph and there is a light chop on the water.

A semi-steady bite of decent sized Mangrove Snapper was the highlight of the morning, some reaching 21"! One slot sized Snook was landed before daylight, an oversized Red, one Spanish Mackerel and a big Jack came over the rails before 10:00 a.m. Most anglers were using mojarra, some were using finger mullet and at least one successful angler used shrimp for the Snapper. There was less bait in the water this morning.

Our first photo today features Juan Torres of Orlando who landed this nice 25" slot Red yesterday off the north jetty.
Photo two is from Bruce who landed this unusual fish near the SISP boat ramps. When the fish was in the water, he thought he had a Lookdown. Once the fish was reeled in, its head and eyes were different and it had stripes with very long ribbon like threads trailing from each of its fins. After some investigating, we came up with a juvenile African Pompano. The first one we've had on the fishing report.

Our last photo is courtesy of Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. The photo shows the schools of bait that were teeming around the inlet.

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