We have another beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the West-Southwest at 8 mph, gusting to 13 and there is a light chop on the water. The NOAA forecast is calling for 1 - 2' seas today with a chance of rain.
Over the weekend we had a good Mangrove Snapper bite but we also saw some Mutton Snapper come in as well. REMEMBER: Mutton Snapper must be no less than 16", not 10" like the Mangroves. Be sure to know your fishing regulations, Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that a few folks thought the size limits were the same, they are not. Sports writer Bill Sargent wrote an excellent article in Sunday's Florida Today on Tommy, hope you had a chance to read it. Tommy reported that big Jacks, a few nice Spanish Mackerel, some small Margate, a few big Reds and C/R Snook were landed over the weekend. There were also some little fish that were landed like Lookdowns, Blue Runners and a Parrotfish.
Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach fished the north jetty on from 6:30 - 10:00 until the sun got pretty intense, and reported that at least one person landed their limit of Mangrove Snapper, Jimmy Winter. Other inlet regulars landed 3 - 4, Mike landed 3. Mike reported a lot of Needlefish were in the water, along with mojarra and greenies. A large school of Barracuda, 9 were counted at one interval, kept anglers on their toes along with the 3 - 4 Goliath Grouper that were lurking under the jetty! As Mike arrived, there were a group of anglers who had fished the night shift and they had 3 large Permit in the 20 - 25 lb. range. Mike also reported that an angler, who was fishing for Mackerel landed a Flounder in the 16" range.
Our photo today features 8 year old Jacob Palmer of Jackson, TN. Jacob was fishing the north beach using clam flavored Fishbites when he landed this good sized Black Drum. We don't see many Black Drum landed during the summer months, great job Jacob!
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