Thursday, August 18, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
08-18-16 THURSDAY: MANGROVE AND MUTTON SNAPPER, JACKS, REDS, BLUE RUNNERS AND C/R SNOOK
We have a steamy morning at the inlet. Winds are barely moving out of the East-Northeast at 1 mph with an occasional gust to 2 and there is a light chop on the water. We have a full moon tonight and plenty of bait in the water. NOAA is calling for a slight chance of showers this morning.
Snapper continue to draw anglers to the jetties. We've seen some real nice Mutton Snapper this summer but the Mangroves are the most prevalent. Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports a slower bite this morning with just a few snapper coming over the rails. Big Reds, a few Blue Runners and Jacks are hit or miss. Spanish Mackerel are out there but have been keeping out of casting range.
Before you go fishing, be sure to review the FWC guidelines and regulations. Take a look at the top right corner of this page for catch and release information. Also, please review "Jetty Etiquette", which will help you and those around you have a more pleasurable fishing experience.
Our first photo today features Mo Amrani of Orlando. Mo was using mojarra when he landed the beautiful 22" Mutton Snapper in the photo. Mo reported it was quiet most of the day with a few Mangrove Snapper coming over the rails but the bite turned on around sunset.
Photo two features Ashley Hill with a nice C/R Snook he landed off the south side rocks. 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.