Thursday, November 17, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
11-17-16 THURSDAY: SNOOK, REDS, BLACK DRUM, SHEEPSHEAD, FLOUNDER, SPANISH MACKEREL, MARGATE, BLUES AND JACKS
The last 500' of the north jetty remains closed until we can get the grates installed. Once they are installed, we will be able to open up more of the north jetty to fishing. Thank you for your patience. The Sebastian Inlet State Park is completely open 24 hours.
We have a breezy day at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 17 mph, gusting to 20 and there is a moderate chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories at this time but always check the forecast prior to boating. We have a cold front predicted for Saturday night that will create hazardous boating conditions. Even when there are no advisories, navigating the inlet can be hazardous.
We have a good bite going on. Since the water hasn't gotten very cold yet, Snook are still being landed from the jetties, beaches and river. Once the water temperature drops, they will seek warmer waters in the canals and shallows. We're seeing a decent Flounder bite, Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Black Drum, Sheepshead and Reds are all active at this time.
Our angler of the day is Charlie Achinelli of Melbourne. Charlie landed the 22" Flounder in the photos from the beach on Tuesday using a finger mullet. On Sunday, Charlie landed a 19" Flounder from the beach using a strip of Jack Crevalle.
Park Info: November 19th 1:00 p.m. Cast net class - Learn how to make, repair and throw a cast net. Meet at the Sebastian Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.