Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
08-09-16 TUESDAY: SNAPPER, JACKS, LOOKDOWNS, REDS, C/R SNOOK
We have an overcast morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast at 7 mph, gusting to 11 and there is a light chop on the water. NOAA is calling for a chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning and showers are likely this afternoon with a chance of thunderstorms. The jetty anglers love the breeze and cloud cover this morning!
The bite is always inconsistent during our summer months but we're seeing some of the typical species come over the rails. Mangrove Snapper is a summer favorite and they can be landed on small baits and lures, they don't get very big inshore so keep the proper baits in mind if you are targeting them. An occasional Mutton Snapper will come along with the Mangroves. Jacks, Ladyfish, Blue Runners, Lookdowns, Jacks, oversized Reds with an occasional keeper and of course catch and release Snook. Please handle the Snook with caution as they are spawning and they are delicate.
Our angler of the day is Mike Bennett. Mike landed the good sized C/R Snook off the south side rocks on a bucktail in the early morning hours. The Snook was gently released right after the photo.