Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
08-17-16 WEDNESDAY: SNAPPER, JACKS, REDS AND C/R SNOOK
We have dark clouds hanging over the inlet this morning. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 4 mph, gusting to 16. NOAA is calling for a slight chance of thunderstorms this morning but it looks like the chances are pretty good, go prepared if you head to the inlet this morning.
We received an update from Paul Szoke of Palm Bay. Paul reports a decent snapper bite this week although next week could be different with the coming full moon tomorrow night and prevalent outgoing tide. Paul has had good luck on the outgoing tide using cut mullet for bait. Thanks Paul!
Our photos today are courtesy of Jonathan Reese. Jonathan and his son Brenden fished the north jetty. The father and son duo fish the inlet 60 - 75 times a year and this last trip landed several slot Mangrove Snapper and a Jack using mojarra. Mutton Snapper were missing that day. Around 4:30 p.m. they landed oversized Reds within 10 minutes of each other, about the same size. The Reds were quickly photographed and returned to the water unharmed. Photo one features Brenden Reese and photo two features Jonathan Reese. Excellent catches, gentlemen.