Monday, April 3, 2017

Sebastian Inlet Report



We have a windy morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Southeast at 13 mph, gusting to 15 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We have a slight chance of showers this afternoon. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution through this afternoon and has a small craft advisory in effect from this afternoon through Tuesday morning. 
The weekend bite was good according to Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Big Blues dominated the catches once again. Snook and Sheepshead were active as well and there were a few Spanish Mackerel that came over the rails. 
   Our angler of the day is Steve Hilmy of Floridana Beach. Steve is a retired music professor who moved here last summer from D.C. He is till composing but he tries to get out and surf fish as much as possible! He landed his slot Snook just before sunrise using a 1 ounce white bucktail. This nice fish was just under 30". 

FWC Information: FWC is collecting feedback on Florida's flounder, sheepshead and tripletail fisheries. If you fish for any of these three species, they would like to know more about: Whether you actively target them or if you catch them while targeting other species, how you fish for them (hook-and-line, etc.), if those fisheries are seasonal in your area, when and where you target them, thoughts on how these fisheries are doing, compared to the past and/or compared to other fisheries and your thoughts on current management of these species
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