Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
10-25-16 TUESDAY: BLUES, JACKS, LADYFISH, SNOOK, REDS, FLOUNDER, 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 24 HOURS BUT THE BOAT RAMPS REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL THEY CAN BE REPAIRED.
It's a real pretty morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North-Northeast at 9 ph, gusting to 11 and there is a moderate chop on the water. The forecast looks like conditions will start to deteriorate tonight. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory from late tonight through Thursday night.
Fall fishing is here and the bite has been very good. Even with the north jetty being partially closed, anglers are having great luck fishing from the many other areas in the State Park. Black Drum, Blues, Sheepshead and Flounder have started to arrive. Large Jacks, Snook and Reds remain active as well. Get out and wet a line!
Our angler of the day is John McConaha. John and his friend Ricky fished the inlet Friday night and they reported a great night of fishing using finger mullet. The men Fished between the south catwalk and the T-Dock and landed lots of Ladyfish and one C/R Snook that put up a great fight. The Snook turned out to be John's personal best, so far! The Snook was released unharmed right after the photo.