Thursday, September 1, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
09-01-16 THURSDAY: SNOOK SEASON HAS ARRIVED!
Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 16 mph, gusting to 20 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory for winds that is in effect until Friday afternoon. Showers are likely and we have a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Today is the first day of Snook season. A Snook stamp is required on your saltwater fishing license if you are fortunate enough to land one in the small slot of 28" - 32" and you plan to keep it. No Snook stamp, no Snook. One per person per day is the bag limit. Please abide by the FWC regulations. If any of you regulars see somebody taking an illegal fish, don't hesitate to say something. If an angler refuses to be educated, call FWC at 888-404-3922 or text Tip@MYFWC.com.
Snook is the big draw now that the season is open; landing a slot fish remains the hard part. We are still seeing Mangrove Snapper, big Reds and Jacks. Lookdowns, Blue Runners a few Margate and Spanish Mackerel are coming over the rails in small numbers. A few finger mullet are beginning to arrive in small numbers and that gets everybody excited!
Our first photo today features Scott Rose with a C/R Snook he landed on Saturday using an artificial. Scott was fishing the south side at mid-day, he released the Snook right after the photo.
John Caprice sent in our second photo of his friend Mike Paul. Mike landed the big C/R Snook in the surf on the north beach.