12-20-16 TUESDAY: BLACK DRUM, SHEEPSHEAD, SPANISH MACKEREL, POMPANO, JACKS AND TROUT
SNOOK SEASON IS CLOSED UNTIL FEBRUARY 1ST.
The north jetty is now open approximately 75%. If you like fishing on the north jetty, treat it and others with respect. DO NOT throw objects at boaters; no excuses. Boaters: please maintain a reasonable distance from the jetty to avoid tangling lines with the shore-based anglers.
We have a foggy morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 14 mph, gusting to 18 and the water has a moderate chop. Boating conditions will deteriorate throughout the day today into Wednesday. Conditions will improve a little on Thursday but seas will begin to build and winds will increase in the evening. Boating conditions will be rough again for the weekend. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through Wednesday morning. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating as conditions can change very quickly.
We're seeing the Black Drum bite continue for our jetty anglers. Anglers using dead shrimp and fresh clams are having the best luck. The clams will also attract Sheepshead along with live shrimp or small crabs. Sheepshead go for crustaceans and sand fleas are great if you can find them. Spanish Mackerel are zipping around intermittently. Pompano are running as are Trout. Get out and enjoy the day!
Our angler of the day is Andrew Foreman. Andrew reeled the Black Drum in by hand after the line was cut! Overall, a good, fun fight!