Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Sebastian Inlet Report
09-23-15 WEDNESDAY: WELCOME FALL AND ALL THE FISH THAT COME WITH IT!
We welcome fall fishing at the inlet! We have scattered clouds over the inlet this morning and NOAA is calling for a chance of showers this morning and afternoon with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Northwest winds that are blowing at 4 mph and gusting to 7 will switch to the Northeast this afternoon.
Fall fishing is the best at the inlet. The mullet are thick and attracting lots of Reds of all sizes, with many in the slot. Snook are biting as well. Bluefish have arrived and are cutting off anglers at a steady pace. Most are in the 12 - 15" range according to Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty on Monday. Mike landed several Reds, kept a 25" and about 15 - 20 Blues that he didn't keep. Several slot Snook came over the rails for anglers using croakers. Ladyfish and Jacks were also hitting. The dirty water kept the Snapper away that day. We expect to see a variety of species starting to make their migration past the inlet. Spanish Mackerel, Permit, Pompano and Flounder can't be too far behind!
Our first photo today features Barbara Arratucci of Punta Gorda. Barbara and her husband were fishing with the west coast fishing club that fished the inlet . Barbara was lucky enough to land this thick Flounder using mullet.
Our second photo features inlet regular Tony Swiderski of Sebastian. Tony landed this 23" Red from the north jetty using mullet. Tony also landed Mangrove Snapper and some Jacks that he returned to the water.
Photo three features inlet regular Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach with a 25" Red he landed off the north jetty using mojarra on Monday.