Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sebastian Inlet Report


The north jetty is now open approximately 75%. The north jetty is open 24/7 again; please help us maintain this wonderful resource. If you like fishing on the north jetty, treat it and others with respect. 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. 

Winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast at 14 mph, gusting to 21 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory through this afternoon. We have overcast skies and we have a chance of showers this morning and a good possibility this afternoon. There are some small waves and there are a few surfers in the water this morning taking advantage. Please use caution when casting.

The bite slowed a little but the variety is still there. Black Drum remain the prominent species that have been landed with Snook and Reds close behind. Good sized Jacks are giving anglers a workout. Spanish Mackerel, Blues, Sheepshead, Pompano, Flounder and Trout round out the mixed bag. We have cold front forecasted for Thursday night, hopefully it will invigorate the bite.

Our photo today features Michael Sides of Ocoee. Michael fished the north jetty using light tackle when he landed the nice 12 lb. Permit on a gold Gotcha plug. 
  Surf Fishing Workshop Saturday December 10, 2016 from 1:00 - 3:15 pm. This class is designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing. Meet at the Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park. Call 772-388-2750 for more information.

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