Friday, September 9, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
09-09-16 FRIDAY: TGIF! SNOOK, REDS, SNAPPER, JACKS AND TARPON
We have a beautiful morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 7 mph, gusting to 10 and there is a light chop on the water. The Marine Forecast is calling for generally good boating conditions through the middle of next week although rain chances increase.
Snook season opened with a bang and we've seen many slot fish come over the rails of both jetties, from the catwalks, out of the surf and from shore. The Redfish bite has turned on as well and they were coming over the rails one after another a few days ago according to Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. Mike said about 80% of the fish were in the slot. Charlie Achinelli of Melbourne fished yesterday and reported insane action with the mullet that are in the inlet. Reds were hitting all day and Mangrove Snapper are still active, he landed some real nice fish, one Snapper was 14" and one was 17". Charlie rounded out his catches with a 22" Red. Mojarra are scarce but smaller finger mullet are doing the trick.
Our first photo today features 7 year old Xander Kinser and his dad, Bruce of Winter Park. Xander fished the north jetty with his Dad and Uncle when he landed his first Red, a 22" keeper using live shrimp. A few minutes later Xander landed a 24" Red that was returned.
Our next three photos are courtesy of Allan Noel of Melbourne. Allan took his 16 year old twin sons Chris and Nick to the inlet to fish on August 6th. Chris landed a pair of Jacks off the north catwalk, pictured in photo two, and Nick landed a big Jack off the north jetty in photo three. Dad Allan landed a C/R Snook from the north jetty in photo four.
Our last photo is courtesy of Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. Bob Green, also of Vero Beach landed the beautiful 30" slot Snook on opening day. Way to go Bob, sweet catch!