Monday, February 1, 2016

Sebastian Inlet Report




Northwest winds are blowing at 10 mph, gusting to 16 and there is a moderate chop on the water this morning. Although banks of dark clouds are visible offshore, we only have a 5% chance of rain today. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution today. Our boaters have a better chance of getting offshore this weekend, particularly on Sunday. 

With the water temperature dropping we're starting to see more Flounder, Sheepshead and Pompano. Black Drum remains the strongest bite from the north jetty. A few Blues and some nice Trout have been landed as well. Many anglers are gearing up for the opening of Snook season on Monday. Please note: one per person per day means one fish per person every 24 hours. Please go prepared to measure your catch and do it quickly, Snook are delicate and can't be kept out of the water too long. If your catch is out of the 28" - 32" slot please return it to the water via net. Novice anglers should take the time to read the information at the top right corner of this page. Good information is available there to make your fishing experience much better. It makes the experienced angler's experience better too if rules of etiquette, FWC regulations and catch and release protocol are followed. Nobody wants to see an angler running around with a Snook out of the water too long, taking too many photos, etc. endangering the fish. 

Our first photo today features Tanner Stewart. Tanner fished near the north side rocks on Wednesday and landed this healthy 8 lb. 3 oz. Flounder. Woo-hoo, way to go Tanner!

Photos two through four are courtesy of Deron Davis of Orlando. Deron, his uncle Larry Johnson and good friend Darryl Hernandez made the drive over to fish the north jetty last Thursday. Deron reported the Black Drum bite was very good that day. The men went home with three Drum and a Sheepshead using clams, sand fleas and live shrimp. They plan to return soon. Photo two is of Deron with his Black Drum. Photo three features Larry Johnson with two Black Drum and photo four features Darryl Hernandez with a nice Sheepshead. Very nice gentlemen! 

Our last photo today is courtesy of Andrew Sampson of Palm Bay. Andrew took the nice shot of the sunset on January 15th. Thanks for sharing Andrew!

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