Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sebastian Inlet Report



SNOOK SEASON OPENS TODAY! The season will be open until May 31st. You must have a snook stamp on your fishing license if you land one in the slot of 28" - 32" and plan to keep it. The bag limit is one per person per day. Please abide by the FWC regulations, our resources are not unlimited.

What a beautiful day at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Southwest at 6 mph, gusting to 8 and the water is calm. Winds will become variable this afternoon but conditions will remain great for fishing, surf fishing and boating through the weekend. There are quite a few boats lined up along the south beach and that usually means that Pompano are biting, get out a wet a line!

Sarah at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop took a stroll out to the north jetty this morning and reported that the Snook are cooperating on this "Chamber of Commerce" day. Anglers using live shrimp are landing slot and oversized Snook. One large Red was landed and released while she was out there too. 
 In honor of Snook Season opening, our first photo today is courtesy of Sebastian Inlet Park Ranger Ed Perry. Ranger Perry took this great shot of a C/R Snook during the closed season. 
 Photo two features Jessica Schiavo of Delhi, NY. She landed this 30" C/R Snook in the surf, Jessica was using live shrimp and also landed a Sheepshead. 
 Photo three features Dustin Fleckenstein with a Shark he landed using cut Bluefish on Sunday. Sharks have been very active on the south side! Dustin released the fish to fight another day.

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