07-26-16 TUESDAY: MANGROVE SNAPPER, SPANISH MACKEREL, BONITO, C/R SNOOK, REDS, JACKS, LADYFISH AND SHARKS
It's another still morning at the inlet. Winds are barely moving out of the South-Southeast which means the no see 'ums are making breakfast out of our jetty anglers. Be sure to take insect repellent with you if you head to the inlet today. NOAA is calling for calm seas with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning. It looks like a great day to get out and do some surf fishing.
Mangrove Snapper and Spanish Mackerel remain the most active species at the inlet but summertime is sketchy. The bite is hit or miss from the jetties most days. Boaters always seem to have an advantage this time of year. Catch and release Snook should be handled with extreme care, we need those Snook to get out and make more Snook. Reds are spotty but they are out there. Jacks, Ladyfish and Blue Runners continue to aggravate most anglers, although some people can make them taste great!
Today's photo is courtesy of Frank Forgione of Vero Beach. Frank landed the beautiful 31" Permit in the photo from the beach on the south side of the inlet over the weekend. Frank was using brined clams and fought the fish for over twenty minutes. He was nearly spooled twice! After a quick photo, Frank released the Permit, his first.