We have a beautiful morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Southwest at 3 mph, gusting to 6 and there is a light chop on the water. Winds will shift to the Southeast this afternoon and we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2:00 p.m.
We received an update from Charlie Achinelli of Melbourne who fished the north jetty yesterday and reported that the Snapper bite remains good for those using both live and dead baits in the rocks and pockets. Several anglers reached their limit of five and Charlie nearly made it with four nice Mangrove Snapper. Chad from Orlando reached his limit of five and also landed and released a pretty little Dog Snapper. The Dog Snapper has very sharp and notably larger canine teeth. Juveniles are associated with estuaries, while adults can be found offshore on rocky reefs. The species looks similar to a Schoolmaster Snapper. Big Jacks were coming over the rails as well.
Our first photo features Billy Goodwin of Polk County.Billy and his wife Shannon catching lots of big Reds. Shannon landed a 32" Red and Billy is holding a 38" bull. They also landed three more C/R Reds that day!
Photo two is of the Dog Snapper.