Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
10-19-16 WEDNESDAY: SNOOK, REDS, JACKS AND FLOUNDER
THE NORTH JETTY REMAINS CLOSED EAST OF THE GATE DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW. WE HOPE TO HAVE THE STRUCTUAL ENGINEERS IN TO INSPECT THE JETTY LATE NEXT WEEK. CONDITIONS DO NOT PERMIT AN INSPECTION AT THIS TIME. ONCE THE JETTY PASSES INSPECTION, WE WILL BEGIN TO REPLACE THE GRATES THAT ARE ON SITE WHICH WILL ENABLE US TO OPEN MORE OF THE NORTH JETTY DURING THE DAY. THE NIGHT TIME CLOSURE WILL STILL BE IN EFFECT. THE STATE PARK IS TRYING TO REOPEN THE REST OF THE SOUTH SIDE, EXCEPT THE BOAT RAMPS WHICH REQUIRE REPAIR, BY FRIDAY. THE STATE PARK WILL BE OPEN FROM 8:00 A.M. - SUNSET.
We still have windy conditions at the inlet. North-Northeast winds are blowing at 14 mph, gusting to 17 and there is a moderate chop on the water. There is a high risk of rip currents along East Central Florida beaches today. Seas remain elevated and we have hazardous boating conditions, particularly around inlets on the outgoing tide. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory through Thursday evening.
We received an update from Charlie Achinelli of Melbourne who fished the inlet Friday and Saturday. He reported an unreal Snook bite in the heavy surf on Friday and Saturday. Charlie landed a 19" Flounder on Saturday and an undersized, 26" C/R Snook. Reds and Jacks were in the mix as well.
Photo one is of Charlie?s 19" Flounder and photo two is of his C/R Snook.