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05-25-17 THURSDAY: SNOOK, SNAPPER, JACKS AND TROUT

Please send your fishing photos, updates and inquiries to nmaxwell@sitd.us.

Dark clouds are hanging over the inlet this morning and we have intermittent rain showers. Winds are blowing out of the South at 4 mph, gusting to 10 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution through 4:00 p.m. today, it's still bumpy out there. We are experiencing extreme tides due to the new moon tonight. Tomorrow is a new day and the forecast is calling for a beautiful weekend. Get out and wet a line!

The bite from the jetties has been slow. Snook are starting to gear up for spawning season and we will see them getting more active in preparation for the big event. Snook season will be closed from June 1st - August 31st. Please do not target the species during this time; they will already be exhausted! Mangrove and Mutton Snapper are starting to appear and the summer months should bring us Margate, Lookdowns, Sandperch, Reds and Atlantic Spadefish as well.

This should be a great weekend to get offshore. The bite has been good for those who have been able to sneak off during calm days. Our photos today are courtesy of Justin Foster of Satellite Beach. Justin and his dad, Dennis went out Monday morning and had a great time. They fished until they ran out of bait and were home by noon. The duo landed and released several short Grouper and Amberjacks as well as the two beauties featured today.

Photo one is of Dennis Foster with a 44 lb. Gag Grouper, what a fantastic catch! Photo features Justin with a 12 lb. Red Grouper. Great catch Justin! These two are going to be eating well for a while!

We want to thank our veterans and active duty military for their service. We'll be back with another fishing update on Tuesday, have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

Park Info: Sea Turtle Walks in June and July - Learn about Florida's giant sea turtles and maybe see a nesting Loggerhead sea turtle on a park ranger led tour. Reservations can only be made online at www.friendsofsebastianinletstatepark.org






Dennis Foster of Satellite Beach with a 44 lb. Gag Grouper.

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05-24-17 WEDNESDAY: SNOOK, SNAPPER, REDS, TROUT AND JACKS

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We have an overcast morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast at 15 mph, gusting to 21 and the water is choppy. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory for winds through Thursday afternoon and small craft should use caution through Thursday evening. Showers and thunderstorms are likely this afternoon, plan accordingly. The forecast is calling for conditions to calm down in time for the long weekend!

The bite from the jetties remains on the slow side but our more patient anglers are picking up some Snook during low light periods. We have a week left in the season so get out and try to land one in the slot before June 1st. Once spawning starts, it's best not to target them, it only exhausts the fish and you can't keep them anyway. We need those big breeders to go out and make more Snook. Grass beds on the flats are holding Speckled Trout and Mangrove Snapper have started to appear as well. Get out and wet a line!

Our photo today is courtesy of Dean Dunn of Colorado and Sebastian and features Johnny L. who is a new resident of Sebastian. Johnny moved up from Fort Lauderdale last week and wasted no time getting out and enjoying the great fishing. He and Dean fished the flats last weekend and had a great time on one of our spoil islands landing Snook, Redfish, Trout and Mangrove Snapper. Dean reported great fishing and loved the fact that he dodged 18" of snow while he was here! This beautiful Snook was lifted out of the net, photo quickly taken and immediately put back into the water. Great catch Johnny!

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Park Info: Sea Turtle Walks in June and July - Learn about Florida's giant sea turtles and maybe see a nesting Loggerhead sea turtle on a park ranger led tour. Reservations can only be made online at www.friendsofsebastianinletstatepark.org






Johny L. with a large C/R Snook and Dean Dunn on the net.
05-23-17 TUESDAY: SNOOK, BONITO, SNAPPER, TROUT AND JACKS

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We have southerly winds at 14 mph this morning, gusting to 17 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Winds are predicted to increase this afternoon bringing us a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution. Hazardous conditions for boating will continue through Thursday evening but should become favorable for the Memorial Day weekend. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating as conditions can change very quickly.

Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that there have been schools of small Bonito in the inlet. Tarpon are active as well. There are very strict regulations on Tarpon, please familiarize yourself with the FWC regulations which can be found on the top right corner of this page. A few Cubera Snapper have shown up and Snook have been more active. We should start seeing a lot more Snook activity as they prepare to spawn. You still have some time to land a slot fish before the season closes June 1st. Please abide by the FWC regulations of one per person per day, 28" - 32", please handle your catch and release fish carefully. Please place your C/R fish back into the water as quickly as possible.

Our angler of the day is Taiedo Smith of Ocala. Taiedo reported good conditions with low wind and clear skies. He landed this 29" slot Snook around 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evening using pilchards he caught in the inlet. Sweet catch Taiedo!

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Taiedo Smith of Ocala with a 29" slot Snook.
05-19-17 FRIDAY: SNOOK, JACKS, TROUT, SNAPPER AND LOOKDOWNS

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Winds are blowing out of the East at 11 mph this morning, gusting to 14 and there is a moderate chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning but it looks like it's a little bumpy out there. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating. The US Coastguard has a free app to help boaters improve boating safety. Features of the app include: State boating information, safety equipment checklist, free boating safety check requests, navigation rules, float plans and calling features to report pollution or suspicious activity. When location services are enabled, users can receive the latest weather reports from the closest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather buoys as well as report the location of a hazard on the water. The app is not intended to replace a boater's marine VHF radio; it was designed to provide additional boating safety resources for mobile device users. The app is self-contained, so personal information is stored on the phone and is not sent to the Coast Guard unless the user chooses to send it. To download the app, search "Coast Guard boating safety" in either the Apple App Store or Google Play store.

The bite has been hit or miss from the north jetty. A few Mutton Snapper have been landed on live shrimp this week, a few Jacks and Lookdowns have been biting and the evening and early morning Snook bite has been fair. Conditions on the beach are pretty messy for surf fishing; there are a lot of weeds in the water. The Indian River grass beds are holding some Speckled Trout. Get out and wet a line this weekend!

Our photo today is from our archives and features Glenn Cook of Orlando with a real nice Trout he landed a while back. That was a beauty!

Have a great weekend and be sure to send in your photos and updates!



Glenn Cook of Orlando with a nice Speckled Trout.
05-16-17 TUESDAY: THE BITE REMAINS SLOW

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It's another beautiful day at Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 5 mph, gusting to 9 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Winds and waves will start to build tonight and conditions will become a little rougher.

The bite from the jetties has been slow. Patient anglers are landing Snook in lower light periods. We should start seeing some Mangrove Snapper begin to show up soon. This time of year when the water is clear and conditions are calm is when we start seeing them. Inshore the species stays relatively small, few surpass 1 lb. but offshore on the reefs they can get large, the Florida record is 17 lbs. Most anglers use small shrimp, cut bait, minnows, surface plugs or popping flies. They are a lot of fun to catch. Once they are hooked, they put up an impressive fight for such a little fish! The bag limit is five per person per day and they must be at least 10" in length. There are different regulations for different species of Snapper, look at the FWC regulations at the top right corner of this page for more information.

Our angler of the day is Ryan Wood. Ryan landed this beautiful Snook from his kayak over the weekend using a topwater plug. Ryan was fishing the flats south of the inlet where he caught and released this gorgeous fish. For those of you who would like to see a video of this catch, log onto YouTube go to Ryan Wood Snook Redemption. Excellent catch Ryan!

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Ryan Wood with a big C/R Snook.

 
 
 
 

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