Monday, July 18, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
07-18-16 MONDAY: MANGROVE SNAPPER, REDS, MACKEREL, LOOKDOWNS, BLUE RUNNERS, BARRACUDA AND SHARKS
It's a lovely morning at the inlet. We have a real nice breeze blowing out of the East at 13 mph, gusting to 17 and there is a moderate chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning although seas may be a little bumpy with a wave period of five seconds. Tomorrow night's full moon is bringing us extreme tides.
The bite picked up Friday afternoon and the weekend was pretty good according to Sarah at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Mangrove Snapper came over the rails in good numbers, Spanish Mackerel, Blue Runners and Lookdowns were active as well. Slot sized Reds were hitting poppers and fiddler crabs on the outgoing tide. Catch and release Snook have been hitting live shrimp and bucktails.
Our photo today is courtesy of Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. Mike and his neighbor Bob Green fished the north jetty Friday afternoon from noon to three. The end of the outgoing tide and beginning of incoming produced a good Snapper bite. Barracuda were patrolling the jetty, keeping the Mackerel away. Mike and Bob were using mojarra, greenies and goggle eyes and Bob scored with the beautiful 17.5" Mangrove in today's photo using a goggle eye.