Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
11-22-16 TUESDAY: SNOOK, REDS, JACKS, BLACK DRUM, SHEEPSHEAD, POMPANO, SPANISH MACKEREL AND FLOUNDER
The jetty grates are currently being reinstalled; we hope to have approximately 3/4 of the north jetty open by Thanksgiving Day. The north jetty will be open 24/7. The custom grates on the tip of the jetty will need to be manufactured; this will take several more weeks. Thank you for your patience.
It's a gorgeous fall morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 5 mph, gusting to 9 and there is a moderate chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning. The water temperature is starting to drop and soon the Snook will head off into warmer spots, to more shallow water and up into the canals. If you look at the water temperature graph toward the end of our web cam page, the SISPNJ line in red is the Sebastian Inlet State Park north jetty water temperature. The green line is data from Port Canaveral. Redfish remain active along with big Jacks. Our cold water species are becoming more prevalent such as Sheepshead, Black Drum, Flounder and Blues. We are also seeing Spanish Mackerel and Pompano. Get out and wet a line, conditions are perfect.
Our first angler of the day is 15 year old Brett Berkman of Indialantic who attends MCC. Brett had a great evening at the inlet. After catching and safely releasing two oversized Snook, he landed this beautiful 31.5" slot fish.
Our second photo features Ivan Pumarada of Orlando with a real nice sized Spanish Mackerel he landed off the north jetty. Ivan, his brother Dylan and father Robert spent a night camping at the inlet and took home some real nice catches.