Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Pompano, Snook, Reds and Blues
It’s a beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 8 mph, gusting to 10 and there is a light to moderate chop on the water. We have a real nice weekend forecasted and it looks as if our boaters are finally going to get a break and get off the docks.
Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that the bite has picked up. Spanish Mackerel starting showing up yesterday in decent numbers and size. Gotcha lures are always a good bet when targeting the species. A wire leader is recommended to prevent break offs from their razor sharp teeth. These fish are a lot of fun to catch, if you can! Snook, Reds, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Pompano, a few Blues and Jacks are in the mix as well. Get out and wet a line this weekend!
Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach fished the north jetty Wednesday and sent in an update and today’s photo. He reported a cold, windy day on the jetty and he lost two Black Drum due to line breaking. Mike was using live shrimp which worked well. He managed to bring two Black Drum, 23” and 27” over the rails along with a 16” Pompano. Several oversized Reds were landed and released by other anglers and quite a few Blues were caught on lures during the outgoing tide.