Thursday, June 22, 2017
Sebastian Inlet Report
06-22-17 THURSDAY: SPANISH MACKEREL, LOOKDOWNS, BONITO AND JACKS
Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 3 mph, gusting to 5 and there is a moderate chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning but we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. We are seeing extreme tides due to tomorrow's new moon.
The same cast of characters are making appearances at the inlet. Spanish Mackerel are the most prevalent species. Gotcha lures are very effective as are greenies, which have been plentiful. Be sure to use a wire leader to help prevent cut-offs from their razor sharp teeth. Bonito have been active but a lot of the schools have been out of casting range. Lookdowns, big Jacks and a few Blue Runners have come over the rails as well.
Our angler of the day is Wes. Wes was fishing the north jetty when he landed the large Lookdown in our photo. Lookdowns are tasty little panfish and can be landed on small jigs or tiny plugs and minnows or small shrimp. Nice catch Wes!