Friday, January 15, 2016

Sebastian Inlet Report



It's windy, cool and wet at the inlet this morning. Winds are blowing out of the South at 23 mph, gusting to 30 and the water is rough. NOAA is calling for widespread showers and thunderstorms. The wind is predicted to calm down some this weekend but boaters should always check the NOAA forecast prior to leaving the dock.

The messy conditions are keeping a lot of anglers off the jetties this morning but yesterday's outgoing tide created some epic fishing. Anglers were elbow to elbow but cooperating nicely. The Black Drum bite picked up again and many came over the rails, some of the regulars limited out using clams, shrimp or combos. Good sized Sheepshead were thick as well and any type of crustacean will do the trick for the tasty fish. Their diet is what makes them so desirable! Huge bull Reds gave our afternoon anglers plenty of exercise as they were coming over the rails in herds and fishing poles and baits were flying! If you need a net to pull up a catch and release species, please lower it back into the water by net, it is a long drop to the water from the north jetty and we must protect those big breeders. Blues were running yesterday as well but not in the numbers we saw the day before. The early morning hours produced Spanish Mackerel. Gather up you wet weather gear, get out and wet a line this weekend!

Our first two photos today are courtesy of Lu Reboucas of Orlando. Lu and his other "catfish crew" member Mike Sousa fished the north jetty Around 7:00 a.m. on the incoming tide the bite started picking up and at least thirty Black Drum came over the rails on live shrimp. Several bull Reds, four C/R Snook and some Sheepshead were landed as well. Sounds like it was worth waiting it out, way to go guys! Our first photo is of Lu (L) and Mike (R) with a huge 46" Black Drum. This was Lu's personal best to date. 
  Photo two features Mike Sousa with a 26" Black Drum. Nice catch Mike!
  Our third photo today shows the crowd on the north jetty yesterday!

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