09-04-15 FRIDAY: TGIF!
We're going to have another white-hot day today so plan accordingly if you head to the inlet today. Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 7 mph, gusting to 11 and there is a light chop on the water. NOAA is calling for the winds to shift to the Northeast this afternoon with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
The Mangrove Snapper bite picked up yesterday even though the water remains dark and weedy. Quite a few anglers landed their limits using mojarra. Reds, Snook, Jacks and Ladyfish were all active yesterday as well, according to Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Hopefully that trend will continue through the holiday weekend.
Our first photo today features Dylan Fraser. Dylan and his mom Kim fished the north jetty after the rains came through. Using mojarra on the outgoing tide, the duo landed four Mangrove Snapper in the slot along with a few shorts that were returned. Around 6:00 p.m. Jacks and Ladyfish started hitting but the Ladies kept spitting the hook. Dylan was determined to land one and throwing the last mojarra, he got this good sized fish.
Our second photo is courtesy of inlet regular Alek Turko of Indialantic. Alek and his Dad fished the inlet before the storm came through and limited out on Mangrove Snapper. Alek reported the Snapper were thick and hungry. Redfish were everywhere but no matter what they tried, they couldn't get any to bite even when bringing lures right under their noses. Alek figured they probably fed all night under the full moon.