Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
08-24-16 WEDNESDAY: MANGROVE AND MUTTON SNAPPER, REDS, C/R SNOOK, JACKS, SPANISH MACEKREL AND LOOKDOWNS
We had a little bit of rain early this morning and we could see more throughout the day. Winds are blowing out of the North at 9 mph, gusting to 10 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA is calling for 3 - 4' seas with a dominant wave period of 5 seconds. The Gulf Stream will build to 5 - 6' by tonight, creating hazardous conditions.
The bite has been decent, particularly for summer. We've seen a good Snapper bite, Mangroves and Muttons, C/R big Reds, big Jacks, a few Spanish Mackerel, a few Bonito, Lookdowns, Blue Runners and C/R Snook. The bait situation is changing; greenies have thinned out, glass minnows are scarce but there are a few mullet in the water.
Our first photo today features Charles Nuduba who made the drive over from Winter Park. Charles was fishing the south side using small greenies on light tackle when he landed three C/R Snook and three Mangrove Snapper. Charles reported many Eagle Rays in the water that day. For the record, Charles has never landed a Snook in season, the proper size in the past six years. You are not alone Charles, many of us know that feeling. All the Snook were released unharmed.
Our second photo features Jeff Loveday of Palm Bay. Jeff was fishing near Coconut Point on the south side of the Park when he landed the C/R Snook using a red and white diving bomber. The Snook was released unharmed.