Thursday, February 2, 2017
Sebastian Inlet Report
02-02-17 THURSDAY: SNOOK, BLACK DRUM, SHEEPSHEAD, POMPANO AND REDS
We have another glorious morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South at 4 mph, gusting to 6 and the water is calm. A modified NOAA forecast is calling for a moderate swell over the weekend of 3 - 5'. Hopefully, we will have a long wave interval so our boaters can get out and enjoy the weather.
Snook season opened with some nice fish that came over the rails for our jetty anglers and boaters alike. Live shrimp was the bait of choice. A few Reds and Black Drum were landed as well along with some Pompano. Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that good sized shrimp are running at night.
Our photos today are courtesy of Shaun Vasey of Palm Bay. Shaun and his wife Jessica fished the north side from 10:00 p.m. to midnight. They landed five C/R Snook and one slot Red using swim baits. They lost a few real nice Snook right at the rocks. All the Snook were released and they took the slot Red home with them!
Photo one features Jessica with a 32" Snook, her first slot fish.
Photo two is of the 25" slot Red that Shaun landed and photo three is of a 40" C/R Snook that was also landed by Shaun.
Photo four is courtesy of George Olmo. George was slaying the fish and landed lots of Sheepshead, Pompano and even a couple of Mangrove Snapper to round out the mix. He was using shrimp and sand fleas!