Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Sebastian Inlet Report
11-29-17 WEDNESDAY: REDS, SNOOK, BLACK DRUM, SHEEPSHEAD, SPANISH MACKEREL, FLOUNDER, TROUT, BLUES, LADYFISH, POMPANO AND PERMIT
We have good news for our offshore anglers; a Red Snapper mini-season reopening has been approved! The reopening is due to the inclement weather that hampered offshore fishing during the November mini-season and is scheduled for December 8 - 11. There is a recreational bag limit of one per person per day with no minimum size limit, please check the FWC web site for commercial regulations. The 2018 recreational mini-season dates have not yet been announced.
Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 9 mph, gusting to 12 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution, at least through 4:00 p.m. today. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating.
We're seeing the usual cast of characters make their fall appearances at the inlet. Reds, Snook, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Blues, Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Permit, Ladyfish, Flounder, Trout and Jacks are all currently active and can be landed all over the State Park or in the Indian River Lagoon. Although the water remains murky, it hasn't interfered with the bite! Get out and wet a line!
Our photo today features Mike Wallace of Palm Bay with a real nice Flounder he landed while fishing the south jetty rocks. Mike was using a mud minnow. We love to see those fall Flounder.