Thursday, August 3, 2017
Sebastian Inlet Report
08-03-17 THURSDAY: SPANISH MACKEREL, JACKS, MANGROVE SNAPPER, LOOKDOWNS, BLUE RUNNERS AND C/R SNOOK
It's another beautiful morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 7 mph, gusting to 10 and there is a light to moderate chop on the water. We have a chance of potential scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon which is typical for summer, plan accordingly. Pack plenty of water, insect repellent and sunscreen if you head to the inlet.
We are not seeing a lot of action from the jetties, fish are hitting sporadically although there is still plenty of bait in the water. Outgoing tides have been murky but those boating anglers who have been drifting the outgoing tides have been landing some nice Redfish. Catch and release Snook are active but we ask you to please handle with the utmost care, we need those Snook to get out and make more Snook. Snook season reopens September 1st, so we don't have long to wait. Spanish Mackerel are still here but they shouldn't be around too much longer, they will begin their northerly migration soon. The Mangrove Snapper bite isn't as hot as usual this summer, no real explanation for it. It could be that the water temperature stayed cool longer, which may be why the Mackerel are still hanging around. Fall fishing is just around the corner!
Our angler of the day is Nelson Osario of Kissimmee. Nelson landed this pretty C/R Snook from the north jetty. He used a red and white snook jig to get this big boy's attention.