Thursday, September 3, 2015
Sebastian Inlet Report
09-03-15 THURSDAY: SNAPPER, REDS AND SNOOK
Winds have picked up and are blowing out of the Southwest at 9 mph, gusting to 13 this morning, giving our inlet anglers a little reprieve from the heat and bugs. It's still hotter than blue blazes but the breeze helps and keeps the no see 'ums at bay. The water is still murky and weedy due to the runoff. NOAA is calling for possible showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.
The Mangrove Snapper bite has slowed but a few slot fish are making their way over the rails. Anglers using small shrimp and bait fish on light tackle are having a little luck, key word being little. The Redfish bite has turned on. We normally see the Redfish action pick up in September and by October we generally see the overall bite improve significantly with migrating fish making their way in, out and around the inlet.
Our photos today are courtesy of Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. Mike took the shots on Tuesday. Photo one features Sam from Orlando. Sam landed this 18" Permit while free lining live shrimp.
Photo two is of Gene Barrett with an oversized Snook. Gene used mojarra to land this beautiful fish which was released unharmed right after the photo.