05-19-16 THURSDAY: A FEW NICE SURPRISES, SNOOK AND REDS
We have a gorgeous morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southwest at 7 mph, gusting to 11 and the water is clean and calm. Winds will shift to the Southeast later today and we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
We have seen a few nice surprises at the inlet the last few days. Richard Pearce's Permit was a beauty and there was also a keeper Cobia landed on a Gotcha lure from the north jetty on Wednesday according to Bob Green of Vero Beach. Oversized Reds and Snook are still hitting in the evenings and low light periods. Scattered Blues, Jacks and Ladyfish are in the mix as well, but the bite remains slower than usual for this time of year.
Our photo today is courtesy of Ed Gomiela. Dennis Haggerty brought in his big bull Red Friday night using cut Ladyfish. The big Red was difficult to hold onto, but they managed a quick photo and got it back into the water. The Red swam away unharmed.