Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Scouting Around Sebastian Inlet Area

This morning winds are blowing out of the South-Southwest at 13 mph, gusting to 19 and the water is choppy.  Showers are likely this afternoon and thunderstorms are possible ahead of a cold front that is predicted to move through late this afternoon and tonight.  NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through Saturday afternoon.
The bite remains on the slow side from the north jetty although anglers fishing the flats have been successful with Speckled Trout using swimming and topwater plugs.  Streamers and bait tail jigs are effective as well as live shrimp and bait fish.  We received an update from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty yesterday afternoon.  Black Drum were few and far between although a couple of early morning regulars managed to land a couple.  Mike landed one slot Black Drum using dead shrimp.  Eight or nine Pompano were landed on the ocean side for anglers using small live shrimp.  Mike landed two using a standard pompano rig.  Small Blues and Whiting were in the mix too.  Thanks Mike!

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