Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sebastian Inlet Report


We are pleased to report that we had a happy ending to our "whale saga" yesterday; Mama and calf exited safely out of the inlet at mid-day and headed north. What an amazing sight!

We have a very chilly morning at the inlet; bundle up if you head that way today! Fortunately the wind has subsided; it's blowing out of the West-Northwest at 4 mph, gusting to 7 and there is a light chop on the water. NOAA issued a small craft advisory through 10:00 a.m. this morning and is predicting the wind to increase this afternoon. 

Yesterday the bite was slow off the jetties. The afternoon outgoing tide produced four Black Drum from the north jetty, Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach landed two of them. There was one Spanish Mackerel and one oversized Redfish landed but overall it was very slow.

Our first and second photo today is courtesy of Chris Morgan of Melbourne. Chris and his wife Debra were fishing the north fork of the Sebastian River when Debra landed this rarely caught Bigmouth Sleeper Goby using live shrimp. The fish are native to mostly south Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Central and South America. The saltwater species can live completely in fresh water as well. Chris reported they hooked up with a couple of Tarpon and Mangrove Snapper that day, all were released. 
  Photo two is from Chris who  landed the Sheepshead using sand fleas and the Trout and Spot using shrimp. He also landed and released some undersized Flounder and Reds. 

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