Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
03-01-16 TUESDAY: SHEEPSHEAD, POMPANO, BLUES, BLUE RUNNERS, TROUT, SNOOK, REDS
We have a gorgeous morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the West-Southwest at 2 mph, gusting to 4 and the water is calm. March is coming in like a lamb this year as the next few days are predicted to be very nice with calm waters and mild temperatures. Will it go out like a lion? We'll have to wait and see!
Yesterday there was a decent Sheepshead bite from the north jetty. Most were in the 12" - 15" range. Only a couple of Black Drum were landed in the early morning hours so we may be seeing those winding down for the season. James Triplett of Orlando landed the only slot Snook, one other short Snook was returned to the water. One keeper Pompano and six or eight shorts were landed, about a dozen small Blues and Blue Runners came over the rails. Several good sized Trout were landed from the north jetty as well. Anglers are picking up some real nice Pompano from the beaches, Snook and Trout on the flats and an oversized Red or two.
Our angler of the day is Matt Badolato, sportswriter for Florida Today. Matt fished the beach near the inlet on Sunday. He and a friend were using sand fleas to land nine keeper Pompano, including the beautiful 18" in photo one. They landed all the fish before 9:00 a.m.
Photo two is of a large Pompano landed by Louie Cruz of Virginia. This nice Pompano was landed off the south jetty.