Thursday, June 23, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
06-23-16 THURSDAY: MANGROVE SNAPPER, REDS, SNOOK, JACKS AND CATFISH
We have beautiful conditions at the inlet this morning. Winds are barely moving out of the East-Southeast with gusts up to 2 mph. The still air is making it feel a little sticky out there and no see 'ums can be a real problem when there's no breeze. Be sure take insect repellent if you head to the inlet today. The forecast looks as if our boaters will get a chance to get out and try their luck over the next few days. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating as conditions can change quickly.
Sarah at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle shop reported there were a few Mangrove Snapper that came over the rails this morning but that the outgoing tide is very dark due to the recent rains. Hopefully with dryer weather on the horizon we will see it start to clear up. A few large C/R Snook have been landed in the late evening hours and C/R Reds are hitting as well. We are seeing some species in small numbers like Lookdowns and Margate.
Ken Weaver of Lake Alfred fished the north jetty managed to land his first Redfish using small pinfish. The 30" Red was released unharmed right after the photo. Ken also landed a Jack and saw a lot of Catfish come over the rails. An angler had a 6' Nurse Shark on the line but lost it before he could get it to the net.
Charlie Achinelli of Melbourne was fishing the north jetty doing the week before the winds and rain came through and landed quite a few Mangrove Snapper, Lookdowns and Blue Runners.