Friday, October 14, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
10-13-16 THURSDAY: JACKS, SNOOK, REDS, BLUES AND FLOUNDER
THE NORTH JETTY IS CLOSED INDEFINITELY. WE LOST 45 GRATES DURING HURRICANE MATTHEW. AT LEAST 15 WILL HAVE TO BE ORDERED AND REPLACED. WE ALSO HAVE STRUCTUAL ENGINEERS COMING TO PERFORM AN INSPECTION BUT DUE TO ALL THE DAMAGE AROUND THE STATE, IT WILL BE A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THEY CAN GET TO US. WE WILL KEEP YOU ADVISED OF ANY UPDATES.
THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE STATE PARK IS CLOSED INDEFINITELY AND THE NORTH SIDE IS ONLY OPEN FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M. IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE AT THE PARK, PLEASE CALL 321-984-4852. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE PARK WHEN IT IS CLOSED, YOU WILL BE ARRESTED.
We have another windy, choppy morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North at 17 mph, gusting to 21 and the water is rough. NOAA is calling for a small craft advisory that is in effect through Friday morning. We have a moderate chop on the ICW and a chance of isolated showers today. We understand that the rough conditions have the fish in a feeding frenzy. We have a lot of bait in the water and yesterday a lot of big Jacks were landed, a lot of undersized Snook and a few that were in the slot.
Check out the nice Flounder that 14 year old Donald Gomez of Vero Beach landed! Donald was fishing the south side of the inlet using live shrimp to land this nice fish. We hope this is a sign of good things to catch Donald!
Photo two is of a big Jack Donald landed the same day using live mullet.