Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sebastian Inlet Report



It's another gorgeous day at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southwest at 1 mph with gusts to 5 and the water has a light chop. These great conditions won't be around for long. A front is moving in that will bring us increasing winds and building seas that will produce hazardous boating conditions through the weekend. NOAA has a small craft advisory from 5:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday morning. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating as conditions can change quickly.

Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that Bluefish remain the dominant species and some real nice fish have come over the rails. Using a heavy leader is recommended when targeting Bluefish to avoid cutoffs. A few Sheepshead are active and will hit any crustacean or jig tipped with the same. We're seeing sporadic hits of Pompano for anglers fishing from the beach using live sand fleas and today would be a great day to get out and try your luck.
  Our photo today is courtesy of Luke Vila of Kissimmee. Luke and his girlfriend Lauren Mills fished the inlet shoreline and Luke admits that Lauren out-fished him! Lauren landed several nice fish including the Bermuda chub that Luke is holding in the photo. This Chub took a shrimp's tail whose body had been bitten off prior. These fish are normally vegetarian but will take cut baits at times. They aren't very good eating but they are fun fighters. This fish was released to fight another day.

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