Friday, August 14, 2015
Sebastian Inlet Report
08-14-15 FRIDAY: TGIF! SNAPPER ARE BITING
There's not much wind blowing this morning which makes anglers prime targets for no see 'ums. Winds are blowing out of the North at 3 mph, gusting to 4 and the water is calm. The water is very clean and lots of marine life can be seen from the north jetty. Manatees, rays, fish and turtles are all swimming around the jetties.
Inlet regular Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach fished the north jetty again yesterday morning and confirmed Chuck Irwin's assessment of a slow bite. Snapper were biting but it took a lot longer to get his limit of five. Many shorts came over the rails and were returned. This morning the Mangrove Snapper bite was good between 6:00 - 7:00 and continued at a slower pace throughout the morning. Several inlet regulars limited out and were off the jetty by 8:00 a.m. One huge bull Red came over the rails this morning, it was around 38". The big breeder was returned to the water and swam away healthy.
Our angler of the day is Brandon Cintron of Oviedo. Brandon was using shrimp to land this big, bull Red. He landed the big fish between 7:00 - 7:30 and 15 minutes later, landed a 25" slot Red. Brandon didn't take the time to measure the big Red as he wanted to get it back into the water as soon as possible. Mangrove Snapper were hitting consistently on greenies all day.