Friday, October 28, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
10-27-16 THURSDAY: ROUGH CONDITONS TODAY!
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 NEXT 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 ON BOTH SIDES BUT THE BOAT RAMPS REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL THEY CAN BE REPAIRED.
We have rough conditions out there today! Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 16 mph, gusting to 23. Waves are crashing over the rocks and rain gear is recommended. NOAA has a small craft advisory that is in effect through October 29th at 4:00 a.m. The forecast over the next few days is bleak, rough conditions will continue through the weekend.
The bite is very good right now. We're seeing lots of Snook, Reds, big Jacks, Trout, Flounder, Blues, Sheepshead and a few Black Drum. We are featuring some die-hard fishing fans today that made a 17 1/2 hour trip from Maryland to fish the inlet! They said the drive was well worth it. The four men, two brothers, a nephew and a good friend have visited the inlet every year for the past five years for one week to fish the mullet run and plan to return next year. The men release all catches.
Photo one features Bob Behringer with a real nice Snook he landed on the south side using a white buck tail.
Photo two features Doug Vine with a Black Tip he landed on the south beach.
Photo three features David Behringer with a Snook and Steve Behringer with a big Jack.