Friday, March 20, 2015
Sebastian Inlet Report
03-20-15 WELCOME SPRING! FISHING IS PICKING UP!
We have another lovely morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southwest at 4 mph, gusting to 6 and there is a moderate chop on the water. The no see 'ums have been relentless the last couple of days due to little or no wind. Be sure to take insect repellent if you head to the inlet today or over the weekend. We are experiencing extreme tides due to the spring equinox.
The bite has picked up at the inlet. The water is warming up and more species are finding their way to our inlet anglers. Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that a couple of real nice Pompano were landed in the surf yesterday, it's getting to be that time of year. The Sebastian Inlet State Park will be holding a surf fishing seminar on April 11th from 1:00 to 3:00, take advantage of the Ranger's firsthand knowledge and pick up some pointers.
Winter resident and inlet regular Rich Blum of Vero Beach sent in an update on yesterday's activities off the north jetty. He reported muddy water running on the outgoing tide which brought a lot of Catfish with it. Rich reported that a lot of Sheepshead were caught off the north jetty and north catwalk along with a few large Spanish Mackerel. Rich landed one Flounder off the end of the north jetty, which is an unusual spot. Rich said the highlight and most painful part of the day was watching the anglers on nearby boats landing Snook after Snook. Rich said it was a beautiful day to be on the jetty and he took home enough Flounder for a sandwich!
We also received an update from inlet regular Mike Ricciardi who reported the afternoon Snook bite was incredible. Two Snook were C/R at 24 and 27.5", five were lost and two that were in the slot at 30" and 31.5" were caught. Mike is holding the 30" in photo two.
Our first photo today is courtesy of Steven Walker of Cocoa which features father and son Owen and Caleb of Jacksonville. Steven and his friend Logan fished the inlet Tuesday night when they ran into and spoke with Caleb and his dad. They had been out fishing in a boat, but had only landed one Jack. Steven and Logan invited them to join them at the end of the north jetty if they wanted. Later, just as Caleb and Owen were coming to meet them, Steven's line got slammed with his second Red of the night. Steven let Caleb take the pole and he had a great time fighting this monster and he brought it all the way to the jetty by himself!
Our third photo features Prentiss Collette of Orlando. Prentiss fishes the north jetty once a week and reported last Thursday there were tons of Blues in the water. Approximately 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. there were large schools of huge Jacks about 30 - 40 yards out and it was great sight fishing those big guys using a spoon. Prentiss landed two of the bad boys at 27" and 28". Fun times!