Friday, March 25, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
03-25-16 FRIDAY: TGIF!
We have a real pretty morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the West at 2 mph, gusting to 4 and there is a light chop on the water. After heavy rains early this morning, it has cleared up and the sun is shining. NOAA is calling for potential rain this afternoon.
The bite from the jetties has been on the side slow this week. We saw two huge Black Drum landed in the 50 lb. range that were returned to water by conscientious anglers. Several in the optimum slot range of 18" - 24" were landed on shrimp and clam combos but the bite seems to be slowing down. Decent sized Sheepshead in small numbers came over the rails, a few slot Snook and several oversized were returned to the water, a couple of giant C/R Reds, Lookdowns, some big Jacks and a few Blues and Spanish Mackerel came over the rails.
Our first photo today features Maria Castro of West Palm Beach. Maria landed this huge Margate off the north jetty using live shrimp. This is one of the largest Margate's we've seen landed of the jetty.
Antuanette Wheeler sent in our second photo of her son Draigon with a real nice Sheepshead. Draigon landed his fish about 30 seconds into his first cast of the day at 8:00 am.
Our third photo features Benjamin Ramirez of Palm Bay. Benjamin landed this oversized C/R Red off the north jetty. The Red was safely released after a quick photo.
Our last photo features Rich Blum of NY and Vero Beach. Rich fished the north jetty when conditions were really rough. He reported winds were so strong that he had to quit after three hours. Rich left with a 21" Sheepshead!