Friday, February 17, 2017
REDS, SNOOK, SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM, FLOUNDER, POMPANO AND MACKEREL
We have a beautiful morning at the inlet. It's a little cooler, but gorgeous. Winds are blowing out of the West-Southwest at 9 mph, gusting to 11 and there is a light chop on the water. NOAA has a small craft advisory through 10:00 a.m. this morning.
Big Reds are active, along with slot and oversized Snook. Sheepshead are hitting crustaceans around structures. A few Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Pompano, Flounder and Blues are biting sporadically, it's just a matter of timing. Get out and try your luck on this beautiful day!
Our first photo today is courtesy of Shaun Vasey of Palm Bay. Shaun landed this huge Red using a popper on the north side. Shaun reported that Reds are out in force right now and anyone looking for spectacular top water action now is the time to get out there!
The next three photos are courtesy of Luke Vila of Kissimmee. Luke and his friend Eduardo Francheski fished the west mangroves early morning and reported the bite was steady. They landed a huge number of Sheepshead and a couple of Black Drum. All fish were released. The people fishing beside them had similar luck and Luke added a photo of one of them as well.
Photo two is of Eduardo Francheski of Kissimmee with nice Black Drum that was released. Nice one Ed! Photo three features Luke with a Sheepshead and photo four is of Tony with a good sized Sheepshead.