Monday, January 4, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
01-04-16 MONDAY: SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUES, BLACK DRUM, REDS, C/R SNOOK, POMPANO, SHEEPSHEAD, JACKS AND FLOUNDER
After record breaking temperatures, we are finally getting a little cool weather! This morning winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 6 mph, gusting to 10 and the water is calm. There have been some spotty showers this morning. NOAA is calling for the wind and seas to pick up this afternoon and has issued a small craft advisory through late Tuesday evening, particularly for the Gulf Stream.
Over the weekend the predominate bite was Spanish Mackerel and Blues hitting spoons and gotcha lures, according to Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. A good variety of species were in play including some nice Pompano, Black and Red Drum, Jacks, Sheepshead and Flounder.
Our photos today are courtesy of Joey Tarasavage of Indian Harbour Beach. Joey and his friend Mike Gerlach, Jr. fished the inlet and had nice luck with big Reds and Snook. The men used pinfish they netted at the inlet. Photo one features Mike Gerlach with a huge C/R Red he landed and released unharmed.
Photo two is of Joey Tarasavage with a 27.5" C/R Snook. Photo three is of a cast net full of pinfish.
The FWC will be holding at snook symposium on Jan. 13, 2016 in Orlando. The day-long discussion is open to the public and will focus on snook management and research in Florida, including the results of the soon-to-be-released 2015 stock assessment, population recovery following the 2010 cold kill and opportunities for improving snook management. The symposium will be held at the Caribe Royale, 8101 World Center Drive in Orlando. Email Marine@MyFWC.com or call 850-487-0554 for more information.