Friday, December 2, 2016
Scouting Around Sebastian Inlet
12-01-16 THURSDAY: BLACK DRUM, SNOOK, REDS, POMPANO, MACKEREL, BLUES, SHEEPSHEAD, TROUT, FLOUNDER AND JACKS
The north jetty is now open approximately 75%. The north jetty is open 24/7 again; please help us maintain this wonderful resource. Do not leave your clam shells on the deck, put them in the water. Pick up after yourself; do not leave litter lying on the deck. Put unwanted bait back into the water. Place your used fishing line in the provided containers, it saves wildlife and helps limit the number of tangled lines. Limit the number of rods to two at a time. DO NOT throw objects at boaters; NO EXCUSES. The western gate is a permanent fixture and can be closed at any time; it will be up the users of the jetty.
What a beautiful morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southwest at 11 mph, gusting to 17 and there is a light chop on the water. The sun is shining, the water is clear and fish are biting, it just doesn't get much better! Black Drum remain the predominant catch with Snook and Reds coming in a close second. Pompano are being landed in the surf, river and from the jetties. Spanish Mackerel are zipping around, Blues and Sheepshead are active as well. Some are landing decent sized Trout and Flounder in the river, those are a little more sporadic. Overall, the bite is great, get out and try your luck, if nothing else to enjoy the weather!
Nancy Tu of Orlando is featured in our first photo today. Nancy was fishing the south side rocks using live shrimp when she landed this beautiful 9 lb., 21" Tripletail!
Our second photo today features Tim Roberts of Oviedo. Tim landed his 15.5" Pompano off the north jetty using live shrimp. Tim reported a lot of Sheepshead coming over the rails and his friend had a nice one on the line but it spit the hook before he could land it but he managed to land a 16" Black Drum. Blue Fish and Spanish Mackerel were hitting on cut mullet and in the early morning some Snook were landed by others. Tim used sand fleas to land a Sheepshead that had to be returned as it was 1/2" short.
Abner Torna of Kissimmee made it back over to the inlet and took home the three Black Drum in the last photo using shrimp and clams. The drum were 17", 21" and 26.5".