MONDAY: SNOOK, JACKS, POMPANO, BLACK DRUM, BLUES AND FLOUNDER
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 East-northeast at 5 mph, gusting to 8 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Last night’s super moon created extreme tides that will be lingering for a few days, it was gorgeous! We have overcast skies over the inlet this morning with spotty rain. We have a “cold front” forecasted for Wednesday evening but it could stall out before it reaches us.
Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported quite a few Snook, Pompano and Jacks came over the rails over the weekend. A few Blues, Flounder and Black Drum showed up but not in huge numbers yet. If we get a temperature drop and the water cools down a little more, we’ll start seeing more of those cold water species.
Our angler of the day is Keisha Intorre of Melbourne. Keisha had a fantastic day surf fishing just north of the inlet She landed 5 Reds, 1 Black Drum, a slew of Catfish and this beautiful Pompano using live shrimp. Fantastic catches Keisha!