Thursday, September 22, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
09-21-16 WEDNESDAY: SNOOK, REDS, SNAPPER, JACKS AND MACKEREL
We have a little cloud cover over the inlet this morning which is welcomed by our inlet anglers. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 3 mph, gusting to 5. Seas are 2 - 3' with a dominant wave period of 11 seconds. There is a light chop on the Intracoastal Waterway and it looks like a good boating day.
We received an update from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty yesterday afternoon. Mike reports that the Redfish bite was slower; only a few came over the rails while he was there. The Snook however, were active. Shrimp was their preferred diet yesterday and anglers who had them had most of the luck. Quite a few were landed, some oversized and some in the slot. Croakers worked for a couple of people. Mike landed a beautiful 17" Mangrove Snapper using shrimp.
Our photos today are courtesy of Meir Genoune of Boynton Beach. Meir and his sons Leore and Eytan made the drive to the inlet for a short one day trip. They found plenty of mullet to keep the bait bucket full and had success in the form of five C/R oversized Snook and two slot Reds. Photo one features Eytan with a slot Red, photo two features Eytan with a huge C/R Snook and the third photo features Meir and Eytan with their slot Reds.
Photo four is courtesy of Mike Ricciardi. Mike took this shot of inlet regulars Dave (L) and Mark (R) with a nice 16.5" Mangrove Snapper landed.
Photo five is courtesy of Pam Winegar of Palm Bay. Pam took this shot of mullet in the turquoise water over the weekend.