Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Sebastian Inlet Report
09-30-15 WEDNESDAY: REDS, SNOOK, BLUES, JACKS, MACKEREL, TARPON, TROUT AND MULLET, LOTS OF MULLET!!!
We have a decent little swell at first peak this morning and there are a few surfers in the water catching waves. Thanks Joaquin, we needed the surf! This morning winds are blowing out of the West-Northwest at 7 mph, gusting to 11 and there is a moderate chop on the ICW. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution for seas. We have a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms today.
Fishing has been excellent at the inlet. The fall mullet run in full swing and it just doesn't get much better! We're seeing lots of fish going in and out of the inlet on both tides, on the flats and off the beach. Oversized and many, many slot Reds are giving our inlet anglers plenty of exercise; pulling in one of those big fighters can expend a lot of energy! Big Jacks are active and you know how they love to pull, they are so much fun to catch. Snook of all sizes, plenty of them in the slot are coming over the rails as well. Blues, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Trout a few Permit and Flounder are in play. Get yourself to the inlet and wet a line!
Our first two photos today are courtesy of inlet regular Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. Mike rarely braves the weekend crowds on the north jetty, but he just couldn't resist the great bite. It was mullet mania with lots of Snook, Reds and Jacks being landed. Mike said the mullet were literally boiling around the inlet. Mike took the first photo of inlet regular Chuck Fischer of Satellite Beach. Chuck had a perfect day with a slot Snook and a slot Red, that's sweet! Photo one features Chuck with his catches and a rare smile.
Photo two features inlet regular Chris Robinson of West Melbourne. Chris landed his a slot Snook.
Devin DeCoursey was fishing near the south jetty on the slack tide when he hooked up with this oversized Red. Devin was free lining finger mullet around 11:00 p.m. The Red was released unharmed to fight another day.
Thomas Nguyen of Orlando fished the north jetty in Photo four, Thomas with a 29" slot Snook he landed using live shrimp. Thomas landed 3 oversized Reds that day using mullet and our last photo is of a 29" he released unharmed after the photo.