Monday, July 24, 2017
Sebastian Inlet Report
07-24-17 MONDAY: SPANISH MACKEREL, MANGROVE SNAPPER, JACKS, LOOKDOWNS AND BLUE RUNNERS
We have a reprieve from the sun this morning! It is overcast and a good morning to be out on the jetties. Winds are blowing out of the South-southeast at 5 mph, gusting to 6 and there is a light to moderate chop on the water. No see 'ums are out in force today, be sure to take insect repellent if you head to the inlet. Winds are predicted to increase a little this afternoon and shift to the Southwest. There are no NOAA advisories but we have a good chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon today. Get out and wet a line!
Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported a fair weekend. The usual suspects are coming over the rails; Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Blue Runners, an occasional Lookdown or Jack. We are seeing good sized bait schools around the jetties and in the tide pool. This morning Mangrove Snapper are hitting.
Our angler of the day is Justin Zimmerman. Justin sent in today's photo and reported the Snook bite has been good. They are in spawning mode and are hungry. Justin landed the good sized C/R Snook in the photo, it was safely released after the photo. A good rule of thumb when landing catch and release species is if you need a net to haul it up to the jetty, use a net to lower it back into the water. It's along drop from the north jetty.
July 26-27: Spiny lobster recreational sport (mini) season. Size limit: Carapace (head) must measure a minimum of 3 inches and be measured in water. Bag limit: 12 per person per day unless in waters of Biscayne Bay and Monroe County (Florida Keys). License required. Lobster diving permit required. Information and complete saltwater fishing regulations at www.MyFWC.com.