Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sebastian Inlet Report



We have a gorgeous day at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 10 mph, gusting to 17 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We're experiencing extreme tides due to the new moon. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution for winds. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating.

The action was pretty quiet this morning on the north jetty. Early in the morning hours a couple of oversized Reds were landed and released. Two or three Snook hook-ups occurred but the fish broke off before they could be brought over the rails. A few Lookdowns were landed but that was it for the morning. Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach fished the north jetty yesterday morning until early afternoon and reported a slow bite, but better than today! Lookdowns were active and Blues came in around mid-day. Four or five oversized Reds were landed and released; Jacks in the three to five pound range were landed. Two slot Snook were landed before daylight by inlet regulars Tony Swiderski and Chuck Fischer. Mike landed his first Mangrove Snapper of the season while free lining shrimp that was meant for a Snook! Thanks Mike!

Our first photo today is courtesy of Jerry Connors of Melbourne. Justice Schara of Melbourne helped Jerry pull in a few of his Reds early Sunday morning; he hadn't had a hit since he'd been there. Jerry shared some of his live shrimp and showed him a few techniques and within a few minutes he landed his first Red ever! Way to go Jerry and great catch Justice!
 Photo two features Jerry Connors of Melbourne with a big bull Red he landed in the early hours of Sunday morning. The Red was released unharmed after the photo. Very nice!

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