Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Sebastian Inlet Report
07-18-17 TUESDAY: SPANISH MACKEREL, JACKS, MANGROVE SNAPPER, BLUE RUNNERS AND REDS
We have a still morning at the inlet which makes it seem hotter! Also, no wind = no see 'ums, be sure to take insect repellent with you if you head to the inlet today. Winds are predicted to pick up a little in the afternoon and shift to the Southeast. There is a light chop on the water, we have no NOAA advisories.
Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports a lot of bait schools swimming around both jetties. That is good for bringing in the bigger fish that prey on them. Spanish Mackerel are still active as are Mangrove Snapper, Jacks and Blue Runners. Reds have been hitting on the outgoing tide and C/R Snook are hungry. This is snook spawning season and its best not to target them as the fight exhausts the fish but there are times you just can't keep them off the line! If that is the case, please handle these breeders with special care.
Our first photo features inlet regular Paul Szoke of Palm Bay. Paul landed his Spanish Mackerel from the north jetty.
Photo two is of another inlet regular (when he's not traveling the globe) Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. Mike landed his Mackerel on the same day. The bite was hot that day!!