Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
09-06-16 TUESDAY: SNOOK, REDS, SNAPPER, JACKS, BLUE RUNNERS, MACKEREL AND LOOKDOWNS
The north jetty will be closing from sunset to sunrise in mid-September. We will keep you posted when we have the exact date.
It's windy and cloudy at the inlet this morning. Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 16 mph, gusting to 21 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We have a chance of showers this morning and NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution.
The holiday weekend bite was good. We had quite a few slot Snook that came over the rails. Bucktails were producing good results. We also saw slot Reds for a change, we've been mostly seeing the big bulls, so there's a bit of good news! Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper and a few good sized Cubera's have come over the rails of the jetties. A variety of other species are being landed in small numbers such as Jacks, Spanish Mackerel, Blue Runners and Lookdowns. Finger mullet are starting to make their way south and although they aren't thick, we take that as a great sign of things to come.
Our first photo today features Cody Scott who landed the large C/R Snook free-lining a live shrimp. The big Snook was released unharmed right after the photo.
Photo two features inlet regular Bill Hillman of Kissimmee. Bill landed his C/R Snook on August 30th. The Snook was released unharmed.