10-03-16 MONDAY: MANGROVE, MUTTON AND LANE SNAPPER, REDS, SNOOK, SPANISH MACKEREL, MARGATE AND LOOKDOWNS
THE NORTH JETTY GATE HAS BEEN INSTALLED. THE TEMPORARY NIGHT CLOSURE WILL BEGIN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH.
We have a sunny morning at the inlet but we don't expect it to last throughout the day. We have good chances of rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Winds are blowing out of the East at 10 mph, gusting to 13 and there is a moderate chop on the water. With Hurricane Matthew predicted to head offshore of the eastern seaboard, conditions will probably deteriorate through the week.
Late Friday morning the bite was slow, only a few Lookdowns came over the rails but later in the afternoon several really large Snapper were caught on live and chunked finger mullet according to Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. Thanks Mike. Tommy Turowski of the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported a good bite over the weekend for Snapper. He reported Mangrove, Mutton and Lane (which are rare) Snappers came over the rails. Spanish Mackerel, Margate, Reds, Lookdowns and Snook were also active. There are a lot of greenies in the water and schools of mullet are scattered.