Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sebastian Inlet Report




We have another beautiful fall morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 5 mph, gusting to 7. There is a moderate chop around the jetties but the ICW is calmer. We have a slight chance of showers today and NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution for seas.

We received an update from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who has been fishing the inlet as much as possible during the mullet run. Mike reported seeing a couple of Black Drum last week and we should start seeing them show up in good numbers soon. Mullet were everywhere and lots of oversized Reds came over the rails yesterday, Mike landed five that he released unharmed. The number of slot Reds have diminished but Diane Buyce of Melbourne and several others were lucky enough to land a keeper. Mike landed six or seven Jacks in the 10 - 12 lb. range. The Snook bite wasn't as strong as it has been a few oversized came over the rails and Tony Swiderski of Sebastian landed a slot fish. 
   Our first photo today features Logan Bentley of St. Cloud with a 40" C/R Red he landed and released off the south jetty using mullet. The photo is courtesy of Jim Szasz, also of St. Cloud who reported a lot of rough waves breaking over the jetty. 
  Our second photo today features inlet regular Bill Hillman of Kissimmee. Bill landed the oversized Red on the outgoing tide earlyaround 6:45 a.m. Bill used mullet to land his big Redfish. 
   Ron Gerson of Melbourne got into that Sunday morning Mackerel bite and landed some real nice fish. Ron reported a real hot bite on live mullet. While we don't normally use photos that aren't taken on site, we're making an exception for these nice macks. 
  Andrew Doll is featured in our last photo with an uncommon jetty catch, a 27.5" juvenile Cobia. Cobia can be found from shallow inshore waters to ocean depths but they just aren't seen that often from the north jetty. Andrew released the Cobia after the photo. 

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