Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Scouting Around Sebastian Area

  photo courtesy of David Ronald Hartwell@Big Dave's Slay City. Land based lessons.

This morning a real nice Trout in the 8 - 10 lb. range was landed off the south jetty according to Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Mangrove Snapper have been active and some decent sized Flounder have been landed from the rocks. Snook and Reds continue to hit, mostly in the evening hours. The water is warming up and it's time for targeting Snapper. Those predators love many types of live bait. Live shrimp, small finger mullet, sardines, pinfish, cut squid and small crabs will attract their attention. Those anglers who prefer artificials will find soft plastic shrimp and jerk baits work, as well as mud minnow and finger mullet, surface plugs and popping flies. Snapper prefer structure, so dropping your bait near the pilings of the jetty or casting near some mangroves is usually all you have to do.

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