12-08-16 THURSDAY: BLACK DRUM, REDS, SNOOK, POMPANO, FLOUNDER, TROUT 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. If you like fishing on the north jetty, treat it and others with respect. DO NOT throw objects at boaters; the jetties were built for navigation, boaters underway have the right of way.
We have Northwest winds blowing at 14 mph, gusting to 17 and the water is choppy. Hazardous boating conditions will follow the cold front and will go through the weekend. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through 11:00 A.M. Saturday. Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that the Pompano were hitting well in the surf yesterday, taking clams. Blues were also active. Surf fishing will have to wait until next week; the cold front is going to blow out those chances for a few days, unless you don't mind being wet and cold! The cold front can be a good thing too; we could see more Flounder making their way in and out of the inlet. Black Drum have been biting consistently along with Sheepshead, Reds, Snook and Jacks.
Ron McNeil makes the drive all the way from Sanford to fish the inlet, getting up at 3:00 a.m. to start his journey. He's fished several times in the past two weeks and has had good luck with Flounder. Our first photo is of Ron with a nice string of flatties.
Our second photo today features Andrew Sampson of Melbourne. Andrew landed his 19" Flounder from the north side bank early in the morning. He then decided to kayak fish and had no success. His Flounder yielded some pretty nice filets.
We received an update from Charlie Achinelli of Melbourne who fished the beach yesterday. The conditions were excellent for surf fishing and Charlie reported a very good Speckled Trout bite. He landed a 22" Trout on a gotcha lure, in photo three.
Park Info: 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.