Thursday, July 2, 2015
Sebastian Inlet Report
07-02-15 THURSDAY: MANGROVE SNAPPER, REDS, JACKS AND C/R SNOOK
It's a gorgeous day at the inlet, winds are blowing out of the Southeast at 7 mph, gusting to 10 and there is a light chop on the water. We are seeing the water temperature drop, every July we get a cold water upwelling and sometimes we even get a little surf. We have a real nice weekend forecasted but we'll have to deal with the late afternoon thunderstorms.
Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach fished the north jetty yesterday and said it was a very slow morning. About half dozen Snapper came over the rails on mojarra and shrimp. Snook were stacked up in the clear water and schools of Atlantic Spadefish were visible, but not much was biting. After two days of getting skunked, Mike hung up his fishing pole for at least a day! Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported a decent Mangrove Snapper bite this morning, along with Reds and Jacks.
Our first photo today features 13 year old Solyna Smith of Minnesota. Solyna fished the north jetty with her dad Craig, and had a great time at the inlet and are already planning a return trip. Solyna landed and released this Sheepshead using live shrimp.
Our second photo features Brian Jess of Melbourne. Brian and his friend Scott Neufeld of Cocoa Beach fished the river near the inlet. The men landed eight Spotted Sea Trout in two hours time and a total of twelve Trout for the day. The men were using mullet. Brian is holding a real healthy 29" Trout that hit a 6" mullet in about 2' of water. All the Trout were released right after they photographed them.
Photo three features Scott Neufeld of Cocoa Beach with a monster Jack he landed. The big Jack was released to fight another day.