Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
11-01-16 TUESDAY: SNOOK, REDS, BLUES, FLOUNDER, MARGATE, SHEEPSHEAD AND JACKS
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 ON BOTH SIDES. TWO BOAT RAMPS ARE OPEN, THE MOST WESTERN RAMP REMAINS CLOSED.
Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 12 mph, gusting to 18 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution. We always have good fishing in the fall and this year is no exception. Snook are still active, Reds, Flounder, Blues a few Sheepshead and Margate, Spanish Mackerel and we should start seeing Black Drum make an appearance when the water cools a little more.
Our photos today are courtesy of Robert Pumarada of Orlando. Robert fished the north jetty with his sons Dylan and Ivan. Robert said the inlet is a great place to bond with his two boys while enjoying the natural beauty of the area. They had planned a fishing trip for days, got to the inlet and didn't have a bite all morning! They broke for a lunch break then went back to fishing and got a hit right away. Dylan landed his first Snook at 29" and a 19" Redfish and Ivan landed a 28" Snook.