It's a real pretty morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Southeast at 6 mph, gusting to 8 and there is a moderate chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning but we have a chance of showers throughout the day today.
The Black Drum bite has been consistent. Yesterday the bite was steady all morning for anglers using clams and dead shrimp. REMINDER: If using fresh clams please toss the empty shells into the water, do not leave them lying on the jetties. Pompano have started to appear so we will start to see the beaches lined with anglers who have been patiently waiting and eager to get their share. Sand fleas are a favorite bait for the tasty fish but small crabs, small live shrimp or jigs tipped with the same will work too. Reds and C/R Snook are still in play along with a few Flounder and Sheepshead.
Our first photo today features Jon Connelly with a beautiful 36+" C/R Snook he landed off the north jetty using light tackle. Jon said the entire jetty was watching this great fight and it was his personal best. The Snook was released unharmed right after the photo.
Photo two features Dot Kern of Bradenton with a Sheepshead she landed. Dot reported several slot Pompano and quite a few good sized Trout as well.
Our third photo features Rob Moore of Orlando. Rob fished the south side last weekend and landed the two nice flatties by the cleaning table. He also managed a couple of good sized Trout.
Our last photo features Louis Segura of Palm Bay. Louis landed this 23" Black Drum on Friday using a clam and shrimp combo. He landed several this size. Nice going Louis!