Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
07-12-16 TUESDAY: SPANISH MACKEREL, MANGROVE SNAPPER, LOOKDOWNS, SHARKS, BARRACUDA, JACKS, C/R SNOOK AND REDS
We have another beautiful but steamy morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Southeast at 3 mph, gusting to 6 and there is a light chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning. The water is really clean and calm. What a great day to get out and do a little fishing!
We have a lot of bait in the water right now and that is bringing in some nice predators. Catch and release Snook are active but we ask that you please handle them with extreme care. The top right corner of this page has FWC information on catch and release species and how to hold them properly for a QUICK photograph. Please don't leave them out of the water for multiple photos, a quick photo is adequate. The quicker those fish get back into the water, the better. We're seeing Spanish Mackerel zipping around the jetties and Gotcha lures or silver spoons will get their attention. Mangrove Snapper and Lookdowns, Jacks and a few scattered species are biting too.
Our angler of the day is Peter Balsitis. Peter was free lining a croaker from the south side rocks when he landed this huge C/R Snook. Peter reported that Snook were cruising the rocks feeding on baitfish. The fish was released unharmed right after the photo.