Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
02-23-16 TUESDAY: SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM, POMPANO, SNOOK, BLUES, JACKS AND FLOUNDER
We have a few clouds over the inlet this morning. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast at 10 mph, gusting to 15 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution today and has issued a small craft advisory that will be in effect Wednesday morning through Thursday morning. We have a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon; pack accordingly if you head to the inlet today.
We had quite a crowd on the north jetty taking advantage of that beautiful day we had yesterday! There was a pretty good Sheepshead bite with fifteen or twenty coming over the rails in the afternoon hours for anglers using sand fleas. The Black Drum bite tapered off, only four or five were landed and four or five Pompano were landed on sand fleas. A couple of slot Snook were landed, one on Black Drum bait and the other angler was free lining live shrimp. Both Snook were 30". A couple of Spots were landed and a lot of small Jacks and Blues in the 10" - 12" range were in play.
Our first angler today is Richard Allen of Valkaria. Richard fished the north jetty at night on the start of the outgoing tide. Richard was using a bucktail jig to land this 31.75" slot Snook.
James Vann of Melbourne is featured in our next two photos. James did some night surf fishing and landed the nice Sheepshead in photo one and the good sized Pompano in photo three. James also landed a Bluefish and a Whiting.