Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
08-31-16 WEDNESDAY: MANGROVE AND MUTTON SNAPPER, JACKS, BLUE RUNNERS, REDS, C/R SNOOK, LOOKDOWNS AND MACKEREL
Snook season opens tomorrow. Please abide by the FWC regulations, one per person per day, 28" - 32". Our resources are NOT unlimited. To report wildlife violations call 888-404-3922 or text Tip@myFWC.com.
Winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast this morning at 9 mph, gusting to 14 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Tropical Depression 9 will move North-Northwest in the Gulf today. We have a small swell at second peak this morning; there are a few surfers in the water taking advantage. NOAA is calling for scattered showers and thunderstorms today and poor to hazardous conditions for small craft through late week.
Mangrove Snapper and Mutton Snapper are coming over the rails intermittently. A few nice Mutton Snapper have been in the mix as well. Lookdowns, Blue Runners, Jacks, C/R Snook, Lookdowns, Whiting and Spanish Mackerel are making appearances too.
Our first photo features Charlie Achinelli of Melbourne. Charlie fished the north jetty and reported rough conditions but he managed to land Mangrove Snapper on the ripping outgoing tides. He landed his limit of five. Photo two is of a nice 14" Mangrove and photo three is of his limit.