Friday, September 2, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
09-02-16 FRIDAY: TGIF! SNAPPER, SNOOK, REDS AND JACKS.
Winds are blowing out of the South at 16 mph, gusting to 23 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Winds are forecasted to shift to the Southwest this afternoon. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect for winds through this afternoon. The weekend forecast looks like we will continue to have rough conditions through Saturday night but our boaters may get a chance to get off the dock on Sunday. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating.
Sarah at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported a decent bite yesterday. Some nice Snapper came over the rails including a beautiful Cubera, some nice slot Snook and Reds were landed by inlet regulars and visitors alike. Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach fished the north jetty from 11:00 - 4:00 and reported a good bite, the regulars did well. Finger mullet were working well, although they are still on the scarce side. Slot Snook usually run and hide on opening day but yesterday they were still hanging around as were oversized and slot Reds and Snapper.
Our photos today are courtesy of Jonathan Reese. Jonathan and his son Brenden fished the north jetty and landed and released some beautiful oversized Reds. The father and son team reported a variety of species coming over the rails and a variety of baits were working to land them. Most fish were caught on the incoming tide between 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. but the bite slowed shortly afterward. In addition to the Reds, they also landed a C/R Snook. They saw Mangrove and Mutton Snapper, Ladyfish and some other C/R Snook landed by other anglers. All their fish were released properly, thanks gentlemen, nice catches!
Photo one features Brenden Reese with an oversized Red. Photo two features Jonathan with his oversized Red.