05-05-17 FRIDAY: TGIF!
This morning winds are blowing out of the South at 14 mph, gusting to 19 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA has a small craft advisory for winds through tomorrow afternoon; we could see gale force winds offshore tonight. By Sunday, conditions are predicted to settle down and our boaters may have a chance to get out and do some fishing. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating.
Our first photo features Noureddine Marouani with a 30" slot Snook he landed. He arrived around 6:00 a.m. and at 7:00 a nice school of Snook started feeding on large schools of mullet. He was fishing the incoming tide and using mojarra for bait and he said there were big, dark spots of bait all over the inlet. He also landed and released two undersized Snook that morning.
We received an update from Shaun Vasey of Palm Bay. Shaun reported that even though the bite has been a little slower than usual for this time of year, Snook are hitting in the early morning hours. The 31" slot Snook in photo two was landed on a swim bait from the ocean side of the north jetty the other day. Shaun was able to get out again this morning and landed a perfect 32" Snook, this one was landed on a bucktail. Shaun reports that the Snook have been hungry before the storms hit.