Friday, January 12, 2018

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have a foggy morning at the inlet but it should burn off by 10:00 a.m.  Winds are blowing out of the Southwest at 1 mph, gusting to 3 and the water is churned up.  NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution for seas, especially near inlets.
We received an interesting report from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach.  Mike fished the north jetty Tuesday afternoon and reported hundreds of undersized Permit hitting.  He said that it was refreshing having a hit every time his line touched the water even if they had to be returned.  Mike ended up landing one slot Pompano and three decent sized Whiting.  He reported quite a few small Blues in the 10” – 15” range came over the rails but not much in the way of table fare.  
Our angler of the day is Jonathan Reese.  Jonathan landed this good sized Sheepshead and Mangrove Snapper on the south side of the inlet.
Park Info:  The Sebastian Inlet State Park will be holding a surf fishing class on Saturday, January 13th from 1:00 – 3:15 p.m.  The class is designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing.  Discussions center on the equipment needed, rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, baits and more.  Bring a pen/pencil and something to write on, meet at the Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park.

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