Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Sebastian Inlet Report
08-28-17 MONDAY: JACKS, MANGROVE SNAPPER, C/R SNOOK AND BLUE RUNNERS
Winds are blowing out of the South-Southwest at 17 mph, gusting to 23 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We have clouds over the inlet, showers are likely and thunderstorms are possible today. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution.
Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that over the weekend the bite picked up. Quite a few Mangrove Snapper came over the rails, C/R Snook, Jacks and Blue Runners were present. One lucky angler landed a 40 lb. Permit on a small crab. Baitfish are beginning to show, some finger mullet, mojarra and small crabs are in the mix. Thanks Tommy!
Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach sent in our photo of the day. Mike took the photo of "Big Dave" Hartwell with a beautiful 15 lb. Cubera Snapper he landed around 2:00 a.m. in the morning. A couple of inlet regulars helped net a big Flounder in the 8 - 10 lb. range that was landed on a small, live mojarra. Things are starting to look up, thanks Mike. Beautiful catch Dave!