Friday, December 9, 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. Boaters: please maintain a reasonable distance from the jetty to avoid tangling lines with the jetty anglers. 

We have a cool, windy morning but we have anglers on the jetty trying their luck. Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 18 mph, gusting to 28 and the water is choppy around the inlet and on the ICW. NOAA has extended the small craft advisory through late Saturday afternoon. Our boaters may want to stay on the dock this weekend, conditions do not look promising. We have a good chance of showers today; dress accordingly if you head to the inlet. 

Snook, Reds, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel and Flounder are all biting at the inlet. The variety of species this time of year is always good and fishing the inlet is great if conditions permit. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating. 

Our photos today are courtesy of Rafael Cales of Grant. Rafael sent in our first photo of his 10 year old daughter Bella with a Bonnethead Shark she landed off their dock. Bella also caught the crab she used for bait! She landed multiple Black Drum as well, all were released unharmed. 

Park Info: Surf Fishing Workshop tomorrow 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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