Monday, March 23, 2015
Sebastian Inlet Report
03-23-15 MONDAY: SHEEPSHEAD, JACKS, BLUES, LADYFISH, A FEW SPANISH MACKEREL, SNOOK AND REDS
We have overcast skies at the inlet this morning and good chance of rain today. The cloud cover is keeping the heat down, the weekend was very hot. Winds are blowing out of the Southwest at 5 mph with gusts to 10. The little bit of wind is keeping the no see 'ums away.
Tommy Turwoski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported a good variety of species came over the rails this weekend, but nothing in large numbers. The most prevalent species were Sheepshead, we certainly can't complain about that! Tommy said there were small numbers of Jacks, Blues, a few Spanish Mackerel and Pompano, Snook, Reds and Trout.
Our first photo today features inlet regular Richard Pearce of Vero Beach. Richard landed this enormous Black Drum off the north jetty using live shrimp. Richard said he had a great time landing this big fish and with the help of Lee of Melbourne on the net, he was able to bring it up for a photo. He estimated the Drum weighed 40 lbs.
Our second photo features Nigel Figuerres of Sebring. Nigel was fishing the south jetty using an Xrap 10 Rapala lure. Nigel needed the weight to offset the wind, but not so large the fish wouldn't take it. He had a few hits fishing the evening shift around 6:30, but he only landed the big Ladyfish in the photo. He estimated it to be around 20". Nigel had heard the Jacks were biting well earlier in the day.