Thursday, July 20, 2017
Sebastian Inlet Report
07-20-17 THURSDAY: A FEW MANGROVE SNAPPER, SPANISH MACKEREL, JACKS, BLUE RUNNERS AND SPADEFISH
We have light winds blowing out of the East-Southeast this morning that are predicted to increase in the afternoon. We have no NOAA advisories this morning but chances of showers and thunderstorms are likely after 2:00 p.m. today. The water temperature is bouncing around due to cold water pockets that are typical for summer.
We received an update from inlet regular Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty yesterday morning. Mike hasn't been having a lot of luck lately. He reported a slow bite for most of the inlet anglers with an exception of inlet regular Tony Swiderski of Sebastian. Tony landed his limit of Mangrove Snapper early yesterday but everyone else had only one or two. The Spanish Mackerel bite has died down as well. An occasional Lookdown, Jack or Blue Runner will come over the rails. On Monday an angler was casting pretty far out into a school of Atlantic Spadefish and brought in four of them. That was the exception to the species that were coming over the rails.
Our angler of the day is recent newcomer to Indialantic, Chris Ward. Chris has already discovered the joys of fishing the Sebastian Inlet, our local gem. Chris fished the south side and reported big schools of Snook of all sizes were pushing mojarra up against the rocks all week. What a great week of fishing! The big Snook was released unharmed right after the photo.