Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Sebastian Inlet Report
05-23-17 TUESDAY: SNOOK, BONITO, SNAPPER, TROUT AND JACKS
We have southerly winds at 14 mph this morning, gusting to 17 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Winds are predicted to increase this afternoon bringing us a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution. Hazardous conditions for boating will continue through Thursday evening but should become favorable for the Memorial Day weekend. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating as conditions can change very quickly.
Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that there have been schools of small Bonito in the inlet. Tarpon are active as well. There are very strict regulations on Tarpon, please familiarize yourself with the FWC regulations which can be found on the top right corner of this page. A few Cubera Snapper have shown up and Snook have been more active. We should start seeing a lot more Snook activity as they prepare to spawn. You still have some time to land a slot fish before the season closes June 1st. Please abide by the FWC regulations of one per person per day, 28" - 32", please handle your catch and release fish carefully. Please place your C/R fish back into the water as quickly as possible.
Our angler of the day is Taiedo Smith of Ocala. Taiedo reported good conditions with low wind and clear skies. He landed this 29" slot Snook around 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evening using pilchards he caught in the inlet.