Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Sebastian Inlet Report
12-21-16 WEDNESDAY: BLACK DRUM, JACKS, BLUES, SHEEPSHEAD, FLOUNDER, SPANISH MACKEREL, POMPANO 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 an overcast, windy morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 23 mph, gusting to 27 and the water has a moderate chop. Boating conditions will deteriorate throughout the day. 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 evening. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating as conditions can change very quickly.
Black Drum, Jacks, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Blues, Pompano and quite a few Trout are being landed all over the State Park. Quite a few Snook were landed during the season; it was one of the best we've seen in a long time. The Snook bite has fallen off but there are still some catch and release fish hanging around.
Pat Currie of Schenectady, NY is featured in our first photo today. Pat landed his Black Drum and reported quite a few Black Drum in the 24" range came over the rails in the late afternoon, after the morning bite slowed down.
Our second photo today features Bonnie Currie of Scotia, NY. Bonnie was fishing the north jetty when she landed her first fish, EVER.