|10-18-16 TUESDAY: REDS, SNOOK, JACKS, CATFISH AND A FEW FLOUNDER|
THE EAST END OF THE NORTH JETTY IS CLOSED. WE LOST 45 GRATES DURING HURRICANE MATTHEW THAT WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED AFTER A STRUCTUAL INSPECTION IS DONE. THE NORTH SIDE OF THE SEBASTIAN INLET STATE PARK IS OPEN FROM 8:00 -SUNSET, INCLUDING THE CATWALK. THE SOUTH SIDE IS PARTIALLY OPEN, THE SAME HOURS. THE SOUTH JETTY, SOUTH CATWALK AND T-DOCK ARE OPEN BUT THE BOAT RAMPS AND CAMPGROUNDS ARE NOT ACCESSIBLE AT THIS TIME. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE PARK WHEN IT IS CLOSED, WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED.
We have Northeast winds blowing at 11 mph, gusting to 16 and there is a moderate chop on the water. The moderate chop on the ICW will create hazardous conditions at the inlet on this evening's outgoing tide. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory from 4:00 p.m. today through 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning. We could see quick downpours along the coast this morning.
We received an update from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who took a "stroll" yesterday out to the short portion of north jetty that remains open. Mike said lots of Reds were being landed on the outgoing tide along with a few short Snook. There was a lot of bait in the water and a few big Jacks were landed along with a few Catfish. Inlet regular Luis Segura of Palm Bay landed a nice 21" slot Red while he was there.
Joshua Nickerson is featured in our first photo today. He was fishing with his friend Jesse Boudet when they both landed slot Snook. Joshua is featured with both keeper Snook.
Our second photo is courtesy of Jessica Vasey. Jessica was with her husband who was fishing on the north catwalk October 13th and decided to snap a few shots of the sunset over the Tide Pool. She added the border through Google photos, but the colors were not enhanced.