Monday, September 12, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
09-12-16 MONDAY: SNOOK, REDS, MANGROVE SNAPPER, JACKS, BARRACUDA, SHARKS AND TARPON
THE NORTH JETTY IS OPEN 24 HOURS FOR THE TIME BEING. A GATE IS BEING CONSTRUCTED AND WE EXPECT TO HAVE IT INSTALLED IN APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS. WE WILL ADVISE WHEN THE NIGHT CLOSURE WILL TAKE PLACE.
We have a nice breeze at the inlet this morning, it's blowing out of the East-Northeast at 14 mph, gusting to 17 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Winds are predicted to increase this afternoon bringing us a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
The bite is getting hot! We are starting to see finger mullet arrive although Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop said this morning they are not as thick. Snook are hitting well as are slot and oversized monster Reds, Jacks, Barracuda, Sharks, Tarpon and Spanish Mackerel. The Snapper are still around, although they should start migrating soon.
Our first photo today features Luis Segura of Palm Bay. Luis is smiling for good reason, he landed a slot 30" Snook and a slot 25" Red! Photo courtesy of Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. What a great day on the north jetty.
Our second photo features Charlie Achinelli of Melbourne. Charlie Fished the rocks last to find the beautiful 14" and 17" Mangrove Snapper using finger mullet.
Photo three features Bob Brazeau of Whitey's in Melbourne Beach who landed the 40" monster Red from the north jetty. Bob reported with all the finger mullet in the water, he tried a different tactic. Bob switched the dietary choices and offered croakers and it paid off. Bob also hooked up two oversized Snook that broke off 40 lb. fluorocarbon leader. The big Red was released unharmed.
Bob Green of Vero Beach is featured in our last photo with a 30" C/R Red he landed from the north jetty. The Red was released to fight another day!