With the glorious weather this past weekend, anglers have been out on the North Jetty reporting all kinds of action and Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle said things have been hopping!
Snook are hitting live shrimp, your top water lures and on bucktail. Anglers have been catching Redfish, Black Drum, Bluefish and Pompano. Sheepshead can be found off the North Jetty, but also throughout the inlet system and they’re hitting on shrimp, clams and sandfleas. Try the same bait for Black Drum. For Pompano try bucktail jigs or live shrimp.
Check out this massive Redfish caught by our featured angler of the week - Zach C. That’s a nice looking Red, Zach! Fishing from the N. Jetty in mid-January there were lots of over slot Redfish and Black Drum being caught with live shrimp as the bait of choice.
Black Drum and Sheepshead are still biting on shrimp, clams and sandfleas. Black Drum mainly on the jetties and Sheepshead on the jetties, catwalks and through the inlet system. There’s been some massive Redfish coming over the rails recently too, hitting on live shrimp, top water lures and bucktail, and we hear anglers are still catching Flounder to the West of the bridge.
Just a friendly reminder to follow FWC’s best practice for catch and release when your fish is over/under slot to preserve our fisheries for generations to come. Here are the FWC size and bag limits:
Snook Size limit: Between 28”-32” Bag limit: 1 per angler
Black Drum Size limit: 14”-24” Bag limit: 5 per angler Sheepshead Size limit: 12” minimum Bag limit: 8 per angler
Redfish (Red Drum) Size limit: 18”-27” Bag limit: 2 per angler
Bluefish Size limit: 12” minimum Bag limit: 10 per angler
Pompano Size limit: 10” minimum Bag limit: 6 per angler