Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sebastian Inlet Report



Winds are blowing out of the East-Northeast at 5 mph, gusting to 6 and there is a light chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning but we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2:00 p.m. today. 

Snook season is closed until September 1st. For those of you who read this report every day, this is the last time we'll post it for a while: PLEASE do not target Snook during spawning season; we need those fish to go out and make more Snook! Snook are very active during this time and need all of their energy for their important mission. Please read the FWC catch and release information at the top right of this page so that you will know what to do if you land a fish that is out of season. It is important that the fish are handled with care and quickly put back into the water. 

The bite is slow from the jetties but we should start seeing those summertime species begin to arrive soon. Mangrove Snapper is always a favorite with inlet anglers and although inshore they average 2 - 6 lbs., offshore on the reefs they get large. Margate and Atlantic Spadefish are also summer species that inlet anglers like to target along with Reds, Lookdowns, Mackerel, Croakers and Perch. 

Our angler of the day is Alexander Albaugh of Melbourne. Alexander fished the north catwalk Tuesday night and got into some good Snook action using live greenies. He was fishing the tide change when he landed one undersized 24" C/R, one 29" in the slot and one over the slot at 33". Sounds like a great night of fishing.

Park Info: On June 10th from 1:00 - 3:15 p.m. a Surf Fishing Workshop will be held at the Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park. The class is designed to introduce angler to the basics of surf fishing. Topics and discussion will center on rods/reels, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more. Anglers should bring and pen/pencil and something to write on. Meet at the Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum. Call 772-388-2750 for more information.

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