Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Sebastian Inlet Report
10-27-15 TUESDAY: SNOOK, REDS, JACKS, LADYFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL AND BLACK DRUM
We are still experiencing high winds at the inlet. This morning it's blowing out of the Southeast at 19 mph, gusting to 24 and we have rough water in the inlet and around the jetties. There are no NOAA advisories this morning although waves are crashing over the jetty rails making it pretty wet out there! Be sure to take rain gear if you head to the inlet today.
We still have lots of finger mullet making their way in, out and around the inlet. We are seeing a lot of activity in the surf with Snook, Reds, Jacks and Blues all feeding on the schools. Florida Today Sports writer Matt Badolato reported he fished the inlet on a skiff Sunday and found large schools of Spanish Mackerel, Jacks and giant Ladyfish feeding on juvenile sardines and anchovies in the back of the inlet. They were hitting best during the end of the incoming tide during the early morning hours. They would only eat tiny lures and jigs that matched the hatch.
Our first photo today features Stacey Thomas of Ft. Pierce. Stacey fished the north jetty last Friday morning when the Jacks were coming over the rails in droves. Stacey landed a lot of large Jacks like the one in the photo.
Photo second photo features inlet regular Bill Hillman of Kissimmee. Bill landed the approximately 36" C/R Snook on the incoming tide using mullet. Bill wanted to get the Snook back into the water asap, so he didn't take the time to measure it. The Snook was released unharmed right after the photo.
Our third photo features Austin Gray of Ft. Lauderdale with a Spanish Mackerel he landed off the north jetty using a jig.
Photo four is of the enormous Black Drum in the 40 lb. range that was landed on October 22nd.