Monday, October 30, 2017

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have a chilly, windy morning at the inlet. North-Northwest winds are blowing at 12 mph, gusting to 18 and there is a moderate to heavy chop on the water. We have poor to hazardous boating conditions through this afternoon and NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect. Winds and seas are forecasted to diminish through the week. Be sure to check the NOAA forecast before boating and always use caution when navigating the inlet. Our inlet is small but can be treacherous.
  Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that the Black Drum are back and biting well along with some other cool water species. Snook are still active but we will see that activity decrease with colder water coming in, they will start to take refuge in the warmer water in the river and canals. Active species include Reds, Spanish Mackerel up to 5 lbs., a lot of Jacks and a few Blues. The Sheepshead can't be far behind. Although the outgoing tide is still murky the water is beginning to clean up. 
  Our first photo today is courtesy of Greg Johnson. Greg sent in the photo of his girlfriend Kelsey Herring with a perfect 27" Red she landed from the north jetty using live mullet. Greg reported a real hot bite that day. The couple landed 13 fish including Jacks, Trout, Blues, Ladyfish and a small Snook. 
  Check out the nice Trout that Matt Barrett of Fellsmere. Matt was free lining live finger mullet on the south side of the inlet. Along with the 21" Trout, Matt hooked up with a few nice Pompano. 

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