07-01-16 FRIDAY: TGIF!
We have a stunning day at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Southwest at 6 mph, gusting to 11 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA is calling for scattered showers and potential thunderstorms throughout the long weekend. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating as conditions can change very quickly.
We received a couple of updates; our first is from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. Mike made it out to the north jetty yesterday afternoon and caught the last of the incoming tide. Mike reported a couple of regulars landed some Spanish Mackerel while free-lining greenies on the incoming tide. A few Spots were landed on dead shrimp and about a half dozen Mangrove Snapper hit between 2:00 - 3:00. Bob Green of Vero Beach landed a C/R Snook on a live greenie.
Sarah at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported Tarpon and Sharks have been active along with Snapper and Blue Runners. A couple of Barracuda are patrolling the north jetty which is probably interfering with the bite. She has plenty of live shrimp for the long weekend!
Our first photo today features Dennis Macapagal of Kissimmee, fishing on the north jetty around 6:30 a.m. Dennis started the day off with a large Permit he landed on live shrimp. He then switched to a floating crank bait and that brought in a Spanish Mackerel. Around 10:30 a 44" Cobia hit a top water lure and the fight lasted 27 minutes! He had an incredible day with some real nice fish, including a large Blue Runner. 44" Cobia. Photo two is of the Spanish Mackerel and the big Permit and photo three features the Blue Runner.