Friday, July 18, 2014

Sebastian Inlet Report

We have another beautiful morning at the inlet. There's not much wind, be sure to take insect repellent with you if you head to the inlet today. This morning winds are blowing out of the South at 2 mph, gusting to 5 and the water is calm. We've been seeing some decent activity with Mangrove Snapper and Black Margate. There are lots of menhaden (greenies), mojarra and sardines in the water which are attracting Spanish Mackerel, but you better be faster than the Barracuda that like to dine on them as well. The sand trap is holding some large Reds, they are going after the crabs that are falling into the recently dredged trap. C/R Snook have been very active. Please handle these breeding species with extra care. A few large Permit have found their way to some lucky anglers as well, crabs will work well.

Our first photo today features Chris Lockwood of Sebastian. Chris got out onto the north jetty around 4:00 a.m. for the end of the outgoing tide. Chris was crowded on the end with 8 - 10 other anglers, but managed to keep his line untangled by letting his line go out further with his live crab attached. He was there about 30 minutes when he hooked up with the big, 38 lb. Permit in our photo. Chris fought the Permit for 20 minutes, going back and forth from corner to corner at the tip of the jetty before he finally landed her; she put up a great fight! One other angler landed one in the 25 lb. range. Chris weighed his at his family's seafood market, Crab E Bill's. 

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