Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sebastian Inlet Report



It's a beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 2 mph, gusting to 4 and the water is calm. It looks like a great morning to get out and do a little surf fishing. Currently there are no NOAA advisories. The wind is predicted to pick up this afternoon increasing the chop on the water. 

We had an amazing morning on the north jetty yesterday. Huge Reds and large Black Drum were coming over the rails in droves on the outgoing tide. Anglers were using jigs, spoons, buck tails, live shrimp, dead shrimp or combos of both. The clams brought in a couple of nice Pompano in the 14" - 17" range and a couple of big Sheepshead. Although space was tight on the end of the north jetty, anglers worked well together, helping on the nets and getting out of the way when a fish was on. We had a lot of bent rods and all the pulling and tugging are going to have some people aching today. Please remember to get your catch and release species back into the water right after photographing. A quick photo is adequate; we need those breeders to make more fish. Try to lower them back into the water via net, if no net is available release them head first, away from the rocks. 

Our first photo today is of brother and sister team Misty and Andrew Sampson of Palm Bay. Misty hooked up with her huge Red last Friday but due to a shoulder injury could not reel it in, Andrew stepped in and brought it over the rails. The big Red was released unharmed right after the photo. They saw a lot of nice Reds and large Black Drum landed into the night. Nice team work Misty and Andrew!

Photo two features Chad Verbosky of WV with a beautiful Red he landed. The big bull was released unharmed right after the photo. 
Rangelo Soriano sent in our third and fourth photos. Rangelo drove up from Miami to visit his cousin Edisson in Vero Beach this past weekend and the duo made it to the inlet for a little fishing. Rangelo landed the monster Red in photo three along with some other bulls. Photo four is of Rangelo and Edisson with a couple of nice Black Drum, Rangelo's first. 

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