Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
08-16-16 TUESDAY: MANGROVE AND MUTTON SNAPPER, JACKS, REDS, C/R SNOOK AND TARPON
It's another lovely morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 3 mph, gusting to 4 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA is calling for 2 - 3' seas with a wave interval of 4 seconds so it may be a little bumpy out there today. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning and afternoon.
The Mangrove Snapper bite continues in waves, and anglers using small baits and lures are having the best luck. One of the inlet regulars landed a five lb. Mangrove Snapper recently, that's big for inshore; several real nice Muttons have come over the rails as well. Jacks, Blue Runners, oversized Reds and C/R Snook are active. Tarpon can be seen rolling in the surf and there are still are lot of greenies in the water.
Our photo today features inlet regular Bill Hillman of Kissimmee. Bill was using a croaker in the early afternoon to land the 37" C/R Snook in the photo. The Snook was released unharmed right after the photo.
Surf Fishing for Snook Workshop August 20, 2016. 1:00 - 3:15. Workshop introduces anglers to the art of surf fishing for snook. Discussion will center on several tactics for catching snook in the surf with live bait and lures. Also included will be information on rods/reels, rigging hard, soft plastic lures and live baiting options. Anglers should bring a pern/pencil and something to write on. Snook season opens September 1st.