Friday, September 25, 2015

Sebastian Inlet Report



It's a lovely morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North-Northeast at 3 mph, gusting to 4 and there is a light chop on the water. NOAA is calling for a chance of scattered showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. 

Anglers are having a blast at the inlet. The fall mullet run is in progress and anglers are catching lots of fish. Reds have been the most prevalent species. Reds in the 18" - 25" range have been plentiful. Oversized Reds are being landed and released but most have been in the slot. Snook are active and have been hitting mullet, croakers and shrimp. Jacks, Blues and a few Spanish Mackerel and Flounder are making appearances as well. We're seeing Tarpon rolling in the surf and Trout hitting on the flats. Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach fished the north jetty on Wednesday afternoon and reported another good day of fishing. A number of slot Snook came over the rails on finger mullet along with Reds and Jacks. Thanks Mike!

Our first photo today features Grady Evans of Palm Bay. Grady was fishing near the north jetty on the incoming tide and hooked up with this large Permit using a large shrimp. His line became tangled with an angler's line on the north jetty and the jetty angler released the line so that Grady could untangle it, all the while this nice fish was on the line. He is grateful to the jetty angler who enabled him to land this beautiful Permit. 

Photo two features local angler Brian Love. Brian's dad Chris of Crestview came down to help celebrate his birthday last Friday by going out for a day of fishing. The men fished the flats near the inlet and had a great time catching Trout using various lures. The largest Trout was 20", they kept the ones in the photo and threw many more keepers back. They also landed Jacks, Blues and Ladyfish. 
Our third photo is courtesy of Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. Mike took this shot of Larry Ethridge of Melbourne with a monster Redfish. The fish was released unharmed to fight another day. 

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