Friday, September 16, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
09-16-16 FRIDAY: SNOOK, SNAPPERS & REDS AGAIN!
The Friday forecast is for a partly sunny day with a high near 88. Winds are light and variable becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain is just 20%.
Ditto those conditions for the weekend with the exception of a 40% chance of showers on Saturday and Sunday. Boaters can expect 2 to 4 foot seas and a light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Sarah from the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports lots of fish coming over the rails. The catch is predominantly snook, snapper, redfish and Spanish mackerel. According to Sarah, the catch of the day so far is a 16-inch mutton snapper taken by her friend Little Jimmy. The bait run remains good with plenty of greenies and mullet schooling for the live bait casters.
Jenny from the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports it's all about the Reds this morning. The majority of the anglers, on both the jetties and the beach, are hooking up with oversized catches. Along with this morning's redfish are a few C/R snook, some mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel.
The first photo of the day is from Inlet regular Mike Ricciardi. Mike landed a 33 inch, C/R snook and a nice, 25 inch slot Red. Both fish were caught on live mullet.
Photo two of the day is from Peter Balsitis. Peter landed a slot snook off the south jetty earlier The fish took a live croaker on the incoming tide.