Friday, August 28, 2015
Sebastian Inlet Report
08-28-15 FRIDAY: MANGROVE SNAPPER, JACKS, REDS
We have a very still morning at the inlet. The wind is barely moving out of the South-Southeast and there is a light chop on the water. We are experiencing extreme tides with the coming full moon. NOAA is calling for a chance of showers and thunderstorms today and gnarly conditions throughout the weekend due to TS Erika. A lot of buzz is going on in the angling community about the coming disturbance, many think the bite will fire up. Woo-hoo, we're ready!
Yesterday morning there was a steady Mangrove Snapper bite off the north jetty. Some anglers took a while to reach their limit and some never got there but overall, it was a decent morning bite. A lot of shorts were in the mix and returned to the water. Anglers using shrimp, greenies and mojarra on light tackle were having the best luck. The water was very clean and visible schools of Snook, Mangrove Snapper, greenies and mojarra all swimming around the north jetty.
With the opening of Snook season right around the corner, we have lots of excited anglers looking forward to Tuesday, September 1st. The season will run through December 14th and close again on December 15th. Bag limits are one per person per day and the slot is 28" - 32". Measure the fish from the most forward point of the head with the mouth closed to the furthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed while the fish is lying on its side. Minimum and maximum size limits help protect juvenile and older breeding fish within the population. A Snook permit (stamp) as well as a recreational saltwater license is required unless the angler is exempt from the recreational license requirements. You can help researchers by saving your filleted carcasses and dropping them off at a participating bait and tackle store. Go to www.MyFWC.com for more information.
Our first photo today features Paul Moyer of Indian Trail, NC with a 24" slot Red he landed off the north jetty yesterday morning. Paul baited his hook with the first shrimp of the day and got the attention of this sweet Red.