Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Sebastian Inlet Report
02-07-17 TUESDAY: SNOOK, SHEEPSHEAD AND BLACK DRUM
We have a real nice morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 2 mph, gusting to 4 and there is a moderate chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning.
The bite slowed down a little, we're seeing mainly Snook and Sheepshead from the jetties. Corey Williams reported that huge Black Drum schools are running along the beach from Cape Canaveral to Sebastian. He landed and released some real dinosaurs while fishing from a boat. Thanks Corey! Please remember the bag limit for Black Drum is five per person per day with a 14" - 24" slot. An angler may possess one over 24". By the time they get real big, it's best to release the big breeders; they can be very tough and often wormy.
Our three photos are courtesy of Sarah at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Sarah took the photos last Tuesday when she walked out to the north jetty. Photo two features Robin with a C/R Snook.
Photo two features Robert who was here from Vermont. Robert landed the oversized Red while fishing from the shore of the north jetty on the outgoing tide. The Red was released right after the photo.
Photo three is of Hugo with a 33" C/R Snook that was returned to the water.
Park Info: The Sebastian Inlet State Park has a couple of fun events planned this week. Saturday from 1:00 - 3:15 p.m. a Surf Fishing Workshop will be held at the Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park. Discussions center on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach. Topics include rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more. Anglers should bring a pen or pencil and something to write on.