Friday, June 17, 2016

Sebastian Inlet Report



It's even odds on the chance of showers and thunderstorms today with mainly westerly winds and a high near 90. Ditto that forecast for both Saturday and Sunday with the daytime highs just a few degrees cooler than today. NOAA recommends that small craft exercise caution with 3 foot seas and choppy conditions on the intracoastal. 

Sarah from the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports another good day for the snapper bite with most anglers bagging their limits. Rounding out the catch were blue runners, some big jacks, red fish, a few Spanish mackerel, and whiting in the surf. Sarah reminded us again of the plentiful sharks and barracudas lurking around.

Today's featured angler is Heather Connors. Heather was fishing the north jetty when a huge jack crevalle took her bait of live mullet. This monster jack scaled out at 30.4 lbs. and measured 92 centimeters. Her father, Jerry Connors, thinks this jack may be close to a world record length for the Atlantic. Adding to the day's excitement, Heather's boyfriend, Sean Graham, hooked a large snook a few hours later. Unfortunately, after a five-minute fight with the snook, a giant shark made other plans and devoured Sean's catch in one bite. Jerry reported that he saw a few lady fish coming over the rails that day along with a decent cubera snapper.

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