Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
09-13-16 TUESDAY: FALL FISHING IS HERE, A LITTLE EARLY!
We have a wet morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast at 11 mph, gusting to 17 and there is a moderate chop on the water. A weak tropical low pressure system over our area is producing hazardous boating conditions with numerous showers and squalls with a few lightening storms. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory through this evening.
Fall fishing has arrived! The Snook and Redfish bite has been excellent. Plenty of keeper and oversized catch and release fish of both species have been coming over the rails of both jetties, landed in the inlet and from the beach. Snook have been cruising the troughs chasing finger mullet and many anglers have landed them there, using live baits and artificials. Although those two species are the most targeted right now, a lot of other predators are finding their way to the inlet to pursue the abundant bait in the water. Big Jacks, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Tarpon and Barracuda are in the mix as well. Don' let a little rain stop you, throw on some rain gear and get out and wet a line. Sometimes the bite is great in the rain.
Our first photo today is Nina Lupo who had a great day with the slot Snook she landed from the north jetty using finger mullet.
Sammy Kim of Orlando fished the north jetty the incoming tide on the afternoon when he landed a nice slot 26.5" Red using greenies and a 15" Mangrove Snapper. Photo two is of Sammy's Red and photo three is of the Snapper.