11-03-16 THURSDAY: SNOOK, REDS, FLOUNDER, BLUES, JACKS, MACKEREL, POMPANO, SHEEPSHEAD AND BLACK DRUM
WE ARE AWARE THAT THE WEB CAM IS NOT TRACKING PROPERLY. WE WILL HAVE TECHNICIANS OUT EARLY NEXT WEEK TO EITHER REPAIR OR REPLACE THE MOTOR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
WE HAVE THE STRUCTUAL ENGINEERS COMING TODAY TO INSPECT THE NORTH JETTY, IF CONDITIONS PERMIT. IF WE GET A POSITIVE REPORT, WE CAN BEGIN REPLACING THE JETTY GRATES THAT ARE ON SITE. THE ENGINEER WILL ADVISE US WHAT NEEDS TO BE ORDERED. WE WILL BE ABLE TO OPEN UP MORE OF THE NORTH JETTY DURING THE DAY ONCE THE GRATES ARE REPLACED, THE NIGHT TIME CLOSURE WILL STILL BE IN EFFECT.
Winds are blowing out of the North-Northeast this morning at 16 mph, gusting to 20 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We have partly cloudy skies over the inlet and there is a chance of showers along the coast today.
Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports a pretty good bite at the inlet. We're seeing Snook, Reds, Jacks, Flounder and some cold weather species are starting to make appearances such as Black Drum, Sheepshead and Margate. Pompano and Spanish Mackerel have been active on the flats.
Our angler today is Paula Bloch of West Palm Beach. Paula and David Stinson travelled from WPB to Flagler and stopped by the inlet to fish and landed this nice Flounder off the south side using cut mullet. Paula said it was delicious pan friend with a drizzle sauce of cherry tomatoes, garlic and red and yellow peppers warmed in a balsamic vinegar dressing. That sounds wonderful, thanks for sharing the recipe.