Thursday, September 8, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
09-07-16 WEDNESDAY: SNOOK, REDS, JACKS, LADYFISH AND BLUES
Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 13 mph, gusting to 16 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution, especially near inlets on the outgoing tide.
We received an update from inlet regular Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty yesterday from 11:00 - 4:00. Mike reported a slow bite when he arrived but he understood that the morning outgoing tide was pretty good for Mangrove Snapper and Snook. Quite a few regulars landed their limit of Snapper. Chuck Fischer of Satellite Beach landed three Snook but none were in the slot and were quickly returned. Diane Buyce of Melbourne had a real good morning with a slot Snook and three Mangrove Snapper. Mike landed a slot Red for the table. Jacks and Ladyfish were active and a few Blues even came over the rails. The schools of mullet are growing in size and the predators are going after them.
Our first photo today features Reid Luthie of St.Cloud with a huge bull Red he landed while fishing from the south side rocks. Reid said there were nice slot Snook landed along with some monsters, one was over 40"! Reid used mullet to land the Red which was released unharmed right after the photo.
Terry Gill of Floridana is featured in our second photo with a big, beautiful Snook he landed in the surf using finger mullet. The Snook was landed and released unharmed right after the photo.