Monday, August 29, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
08-29-16 MONDAY: MANGROVE AND MUTTON SNAPPER, SPANISH MACKEREL, JACKS, REDS AND C/R SNOOK
The tropical system in the Atlantic didn't bring us the weather we expected over the weekend. It was a little windy but we had lots of sunshine and very little rain. The wind is still kicked up this morning, it's blowing out of the East at 12 mph, gusting to 15 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA is calling for a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms today.
Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported a fair bite over the weekend. A few summer Flounder came over the rails along with the Mangrove Snapper and a few Muttons. Oversized Reds, C/R Snook and Spanish Mackerel were active.
Inlet regular Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach fished the north jetty Friday afternoon. He reported a slow bite but he still went home with three Mangrove Snapper, landed on finger mullet he netted in the tide pool. A few visitors were using shrimp and had good luck with Snapper, they also landed a good sized Margate and a couple of Spots. The only large fish he saw was one C/R Snook that was landed on a croaker.
Our angler of the day is Alec Barton of St. Cloud. Alec and his father Bob made their way to the inlet. Bob reported the water was so clear that you could see the bottom clearly and big Reds and Jacks were shooting around the jetties along with some large Rays in the 12' range. Alec hooked into a nice 10 lb. Jack that ate a greenie on 12 lb. braided line. The big Jack took them for a nice ride around the inlet.