08-25-14 MONDAY: ROUGH CONDITIONS AT THE INLET
Hang onto your fishing hats, the wind is blowing at 24 mph out of the Northeast, gusting to 29 and the waves are really churned up. The tropical depression that is headed this way is bringing us some much desired wind, but a little less would be appreciated. This morning it rained hard for about 20 minutes. Between the rain and the wind at least it is keeping the no see 'ums away. Perhaps the change in weather pattern will fire up the fish a bit.
Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that over the weekend the Mangrove Snapper bite picked up again. A lot of C/R Snook and Tarpon were in the water, Jacks, Blue Runners and a few Mackerel came over the rails of the north jetty. Whiting were being landed in the surf before it got too rough.
We received and update from Shaun Vasey who fished Friday morning's sunrise on the south beach. Shaun reported lots of mullet running the beach with Tarpon and Snook crashing the bait pods. He jumped three juvenile Tarpon before the sun came up, but that was about it. The mullet are a good sign, it could be the beginning of the fall mullet run, we'll take it!!