Monday, October 24, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
10-24-16 MONDAY: JACKS, SNOOK, FLOUNDER, BLUES, SHEEPSHEAD AND BLACK DRUM
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 THIS WEEK IF CONDITIONS ALLOW. 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 OPEN FROM 8:00 A.M. - SUNSET ON BOTH SIDES BUT THE BOAT RAMPS REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL THEY CAN BE REPAIRED.
It's a beautiful morning at the inlet, a little windy but very nice. Winds are blowing out of the West-Northwest at 20 mph, gusting to 24 and there is a moderate chop on the water. The forecast for the week looks like we will continue to have bumpy seas. The king tide is subsiding but we still have a moderate risk of rip currents today.
Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop said the bite is good. Big Jacks and Snook are the prevalent bite but we are starting to see Blues, Flounder, Black Drum and Sheepshead. The winter species are beginning to arrive!
Our photo today is courtesy of Charlie Achinelli of Melbourne. Charlie landed the 19"Cubera Snapper in the Tide Pool on Thursday! Charlie is a native of Miami and this is his first one, hence the nice smile! Charlie also landed one C/R Snook and three Sheepshead that day.