Thursday, May 12, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
05-12-16 THURSDAY: THE BITE IS SLOW
We have another gorgeous morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Southeast at 2 mph, gusting to 4 and there is a light chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning.
The action is slow during the daylight hours. Scattered species in ones and twos are making it over the rails for patient anglers including Blues, Jacks and Lookdowns. Baitfish are scarce right now and that is contributing to the slow bite. The night bite has been better for oversized Snook and Reds. Please read the FWC catch and release information at the top right of this page. Please handle all C/R species with care.
Our angler of the day is Jerry Connors of Melbourne. Jerry has become an inlet regular in the short time he has lived in Brevard County. Jerry likes fishing evening and early morning hours and usually does well with Reds. Jerry arrived at 5:00 a.m. and reported the only thing biting was the no see 'ums. When the outgoing tide became strong, he landed three oversized Reds and lost one. The Reds measured 32", 34" and a huge 48" that was hard to pick up. Jerry was able to remove several old hooks from the fish before he released it to fight another day.