Thursday, July 21, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Reoirt
07-21-16 THURSDAY: MANGROVE SNAPPER, SPANISH MACKEREL, SHARKS, BONITO, C/R SNOOK AND REDS
Winds are blowing out of the North at 1 mph this morning, gusting to 3 and there is a light chop on the water. We have clouds and a little rain at the inlet this morning, NOAA is calling for scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms throughout the day.
The dog days of summer are upon us. Those hot, lazy days not only affect us, they affect the fish too. They get lethargic this time of year. The bite has been slow most days, but there are periods of activity that make a trip to the inlet worthwhile. Fishing in low light periods not only helps keep anglers cooler but the bite tends to pick up as well. We're seeing Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel and Blue Runners in small numbers from the jetties. An occasional big Red or C/R Snook will be landed and released and it stirs up a little excitement and gives hope to the rest of the jetty anglers. The beaches have been holding Whiting, Croakers, Tarpon and Sharks.
Our photo today is of the Badolato family. The Badolato boys and their father made a trip out of Sebastian Inlet when they landed the nice Mutton Snapper on a chunk of dead bait. They landed another nice one along with five Mangrove Snapper, lots of Bluefish and Sharks.