Friday, January 5, 2018

Sebastian Inlet Report

We have another frigid day at the inlet but it looks like temperatures will start warming up over the weekend and by Monday we will see low 70’s.  We have winds blowing out of the Northwest at 10 mph, gusting to 15 and there is a moderate chop on the water.  NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through this afternoon.  Conditions will calm down a little tomorrow but pick back up on Sunday, giving us choppy conditions for boaters over the weekend.
Anglers are starting to file out onto the north jetty again and Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports big Reds and Sheepshead were biting yesterday afternoon.  A few Snook were landed on jigs as well.  Now that conditions are settling down, look for the bite to pick up even more for Sheepshead.  Fishing with small crabs, sand fleas, clams and shrimp around structures such as docks and bridge pilings will produce results.  Historically, a cold snap like this one will get those Flounder moving as well.  Blues should start making an appearance although we haven’t seen many so far.  A good variety of species should start making appearances as the weather begins to cooperate.  Get out and try your luck!
Our first angler of the day is Tung Pham of Orlando.  Tung made it over to the inlet and fished the south beach.  Tung landed the 26.5” slot Red and the huge 21” Black Margate in the surf.  
Our other angler is Brad Fawcett of Toledo, OH.  Six days ago our anglers were fishing in shirt sleeves!  Brad fished the north jetty on December 29th when he landed the 29” C/R Snook in our photo.  Brad landed the Snook using shrimp around 3:00 p.m.  The fish was released unharmed right after the photo.  

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