Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Sebastian Inlet Report
02-27-17 MONDAY: SNOOK, REDS, SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM, TROUT AND BLUES
Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 13 mph, gusting to 20 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Poor boating conditions will continue through the day and NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution.
The week bite was fair in spite of the rough conditions according to Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Snook and Reds continue to give the jetty anglers a work out and some real nice Sheepshead and Speckled Trout were landed as well. Black Drum, Blues, Jacks and Mackerel have been hitting sporadically.
Our angler of the day is Stephanie Lindgren of Orlando. Stephanie had President's Day off and decided to drive to the inlet for some fishing on Sunday. Stephanie has been taking fishing lessons from Steven Townes of Adventure Depot in Orlando and they are definitely paying off. The duo caught their own crabs to fish with and headed to the inlet for a night of fishing. Stephanie reported the bite was hot that night into Monday morning. She was using Penn rod and reel (Fierce II reel) and 30 lb. yo-zuri braided line. Steven was fishing with the same rod with a Battle II reel with 30 lb. spider wire for line. Right at 9:00 p.m. Stephanie landed her first Snook, a beautiful 33" C/R using 1/2 crab. At 3:00 a.m. Stephanie and Steven had simultaneous hits from two huge C/R Reds. The very next cast was a repeat and they brought in two more big C/R Reds on crabs. They also saw another angler bring in a Trout that was nearly 30". Thanks for the photos and great update Stephanie, great catches!