Thursday, January 26, 2017
Sebastian Inlet Report
01-24-17 TUESDAY: SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM, SPANISH MACKEREL, C/R SNOOK, REDS, POMPANO, FLOUNDER AND TROUT
It's a gorgeous morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the West-Southwest at 11 mph, gusting to 15. Westerly winds are keeping the waters fairly smooth this morning although NOAA still has a small craft advisory in effect through 11:00 a.m. today. Winds will shift to the Northwest this afternoon which will create a little more choppiness. Winds and seas will decrease tonight and into tomorrow but it will be short lived as another cold front will push toward us late Thursday and Thursday night and boating conditions will deteriorate again.
Fishing has been hit or miss. The high winds have been keeping many anglers at home but others have braved the conditions and have been catching a good variety of species. We've been seeing and I've received photos of Black Drum and Sheepshead which seem to be the prevalent species which was confirmed by Sarah at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Sarah also reported that shrimping is picking up! That is good for the shrimpers and could draw in some more fish for the anglers, win - win for everybody! We've seen some healthy Spanish Mackerel, good sized Flounder, Trout, catch and release Snook, Reds and Pompano. Get out and wet a line!
Our angler of day is George Kohlmann. George was fishing the north jetty with his boys William and Dominic when they landed a large Black Drum. Photo two shows the fish much better.