10-04-16 TUESDAY: HEAD EAST MATTHEW!
THE NORTH JETTY GATE HAS BEEN INSTALLED. THE TEMPORARY SUNSET TO SUNRISE CLOSURE WILL BEGIN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
It's overcast at the inlet this morning. Winds are blowing out of the East-Northeast at 5 mph, gusting to 7 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We have a chance of showers and potential thunderstorms this afternoon. Conditions will deteriorate through Friday or Saturday with Hurricane Matthew making his way towards the east coast of Florida.
We received an update from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty yesterday. Even with the blustery conditions, the Snook and Redfish bite was good. Waves were crashing up through the jetty grates and that was making the anglers wetter than the few drops of rain that occurred. Mike had a good day with Snook, landing three. One was 36", one was 34" and one was in the slot at 29". Mike reported a lot of greenies schooling around the jetty and he was actually fishing for Snapper when he landed the first two Snook using them. Mike switched to shrimp on the incoming tide when he landed his slot Snook. A few Snapper came over the rails and a lot of Jacks in the 2 - 4 lb. range were landed. Mike is featured in our first photo today, nice catch!
Photo two features Chris Saccucci of Jupiter. Chris made the drive up to fish the inlet. Chris was using mullet on the south side on the outgoing tide when he hooked up with the nice Flounder and slot Red. Chris reported that other anglers landed Jacks and Reds as well.