Friday, November 10, 2017

Scouting Around Sebastian


It's a beautiful morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North-northwest at 3 mph, gusting to 5 and there is a light chop on the water. We have good conditions for boating today but a cold front that is moving down the state Friday morning will cause seas to build, creating hazardous boating conditions for the weekend, particularly small craft. By Veteran's Day wind gusts could be as high as 30 mph. It looks like the Red Snapper will be safe the last three days of the season. 
   Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports a very good bite at the inlet. In spite of all the wind, rough conditions and seaweed this week, the fish kept on biting. A very good variety of species have been landed from the jetties, beaches, T-dock, shoreline and Indian River Lagoon. Species include Snook, Reds, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Jacks, Lookdowns, Spotted Sea Trout, Pompano, Permit and even a few Blues. We have great fall fishing at the inlet, get out and have some fun!
   Our photos today are courtesy of Tiffany Kelley of Ocoee. Tiffany and her boyfriend Felipe Gonzalez love to come over and fish the inlet and many times they stay an entire weekend.Tiffany reported and fantastic day on the north jetty. There were lots of Reds coming over the rails along with Pompano, Permit, Snook and Blues! The couple used live shrimp and did quite well. Tiffany has been trying to land a slot Red for years and it finally happened, she landed the 24" keeper in our first photo. Photo two features Felipe with a 32" slot Snook and the final photo is of Tiffany with a 14" Permit. Great catches Tiffany and Felipe!

SISP info: Surf Fishing Workshop November 18th from 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Surf fishing class designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing. Discussions center on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach. Topics include rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more. Anglers should bring a pen/pencil and something to write on.
Meet at the Sebastian Fishing Museum. 

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