12-18-15 FRIDAY: TGIF!! BLACK DRUM AND SHEEPSHEAD
We have an overcast morning at the inlet with rain predicted this afternoon. Winds are blowing out of the West-Southwest at 8 mph, gusting to 15 and the water is getting stirred up. With coming "cold" front we will see increased wind, waves and potential rain. The seas are predicted to be high and rough over the weekend. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory from 4:00 p.m. today through Sunday afternoon. The ICW will be choppy over the weekend as well.
This morning's Black Drum bite was good and some anglers reached their limits and were off the jetty early. Later in the morning the bite was not hot but steady for Black Drum and Sheepshead. Most anglers are using live clams or dead shrimp for the Black Drum. A few straggler Pompano have started to show in ones and twos and the Flounder have been in the medium size range. Hopefully the coming front will shake things up a bit and those flatties moving.
Our first two photos today are courtesy of Sammy Kim. Sammy and his daughter Sage fished the north jetty. Photo one features Sage with her very first Jack Crevalle catch.
Photo two features Sammy Kim with a real nice 31" slot Snook.
Photos three and four are courtesy of Joey Tarasavage of Indian Harbour Beach. Joey and his friend Mike Gerlach, Jr. fished the inlet and had great luck using pinfish. Photo three features Mike with a huge C/R Snook on the north jetty at sunset.
Photo four is of Joey Tarasavage with big bull Red that was released unharmed.