Friday, August 22, 2014

Sebastian Inlet Report

08-22-14 FRIDAY: TGIF!! 

The TIP of the north jetty will be closed today and several days next week. It will be open over the weekend. Repairs on the weather station are necessary; we appreciate your patience and will keep you advised of the closures. The south catwalk is closed for approximately the next 4 months for repairs. The north catwalk will remain open until the south catwalk repairs are completed, and then it will close for repair. 

We have another warm, steamy morning at the inlet. It's beautiful though, with a little breeze blowing out of the South-Southwest at 5 mph, gusting to 7 and the water is calm. 

We still have a lot of bait in the water and a lot fish, getting them to bite is the challenge. These hot, humid days are tough on our anglers. Fishing during low light periods or at night produces better results unless you are fortunate enough to get offshore and it looks as if the seas will cooperate this weekend. Always check the NOAA forecast before going offshore. Fishing the flats can be productive this time of year if you fish deeper holes or channels, under mangroves or docks. The Mangrove Snapper bite slowed down but we have a lot of C/R Snook in the water, along with Tarpon, Jacks, Bonito, Ladyfish, oversized and an occasional slot Red, Trout or big Permit. It's all about being at the right place at the right time.

Our first angler was definitely at the right place at the right time. Norris Gilmore landed the enormous Trout in our first photo today. Norris and his buddies were fishing with Capt. Peter Deeks with Native Sons Charters, in the Indian River near the inlet. They had great luck with Spotted Trout, big Jacks and hooked up with some huge Snook but were unable to bring any to the boat. The men did however; bring several real nice Spotted Trout to the boat, including this 13 lb. 7 oz. beauty! Norris landed this Trout about 10:00 a.m. using a croaker on the bottom. Norris and his buddies released all their fish for someone else to enjoy one day.

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