Friday, February 19, 2016

Sebastian Inlet Report


02-19-16 FRIDAY: TGIF! 

We have some dark clouds over the inlet this morning but it is forecasted to clear up and we should have a decent weekend ahead of us. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 15 mph, gusting to 22 and the water is choppy. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory through this evening. The water should start calming down tomorrow and be much calmer by Sunday, giving our boaters a chance to get out and wet a line. ALWAYS check the NOAA forecast prior to boating as conditions can change very quickly.

We've been seeing the usual species for this time of year. Black Drum, Sheepshead, Pompano, Whiting, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel and a few Blues. Sarah at the Sebastian inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that yesterday at the end of the outgoing tide, schools of Spanish Mackerel made an appearance. This morning there were a couple of slot Snook landed on live shrimp. 
  Our angler of the day is four year old Ryleigh Blanchard of Melbourne. Ryleigh fished the south side of the inlet with her uncle, Andrew Sampson also of Melbourne when she landed the fish of the day. Ryleigh's nice Flounder was landed near the T-Dock on her Barbie Fishing Pole! Uncle Andrew was there to help this budding angler pull in her first fish ever. Great job Ryleigh, keep up the good work! 
  Our next photos are courtesy of Charlie Achinelli. Charlie fished the beach in some rough surf this week but it paid off with the good sized Pompano in photo two and the 18" Weakfish in photo three. 

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