Monday, May 2, 2016

Sebastian Inlet Report



We have a windy day at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Southeast at 16 mph, gusting to 19 and there is a moderate chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories.

Over the weekend the bite was hit or miss. A few Black Drum and Sheepshead came over the rails, a couple of Pompano and Snapper were landed and Summer Flounder were landed outside the channel. Yesterday, Blues were hitting spoons on the outgoing tide. Reds and Snook have been biting better at night according to Sarah at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop.

We received an update from Jerry Connors of Melbourne who fished the north jetty on Thursday night. Jerry took a bunch of jumbo shrimp with him and started fishing the inlet side about half way out. Right after dark he landed a 41" C/R Snook. Jerry said the Ladyfish were thick and it was hard to keep them off the line. He slowly worked his way to the end then all the way to the bridge and back. When he returned to the end he worked the area without interference from the Ladyfish and landed a 29" slot Snook. Working his way back toward the parking lot, he found the Reds; he landed five in a row with the third one being a 26" slot fish, his first keeper in years! From 3:00 a.m. to sunrise the Redfish bite was hot, he lost count of how many he brought over the rails. Sounds like a great night. Way to go Jerry, thanks for the update!

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