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04-21-17 FRIDAY: TGIF!

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Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 9 mph, gusting to 14 and there is a light chop on the water. Seas have smoothed out some and the weekend forecast looks a little better for our boaters with larger vessels. Blues have been the most active species that have been landed from the jetties. Get out and wet a line this weekend.

Our first photo today is David Rathburn of Massachusetts . David and his brothers make several trips a year to visit their mother in Sebastian and always fit in a little fishing time while they are here. This time around the men landed some big, beautiful Blues from the south jetty. They also had a chance to do a little fresh water fishing in Lake Butler and landed some real nice Bass.

Photo one is of Dave with a couple of large Blues. Although we normally don't post photos that aren't taken at the inlet, we are making an exception for photo two which features Dave and his brother Wayne with those beautiful Bass. Very nice gentlemen!

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


David Rathburn of MA with a couple of real nice Blues.

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04-20-17 THURSDAY: FISHING IS SLOW

Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 11 mph, gusting to 17 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Although there are no NOAA advisories, with 4 - 5' seas and a wave interval of 5 seconds, we recommend using caution if boating in the bumpy conditions today.

Fishing is slow but we had a couple of mermaids wash up on the beach today!

Mermaids
04-19-17 WEDNESDAY: BLUES, JACKS AND WHITING

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The winds are back. This morning winds are blowing out of the East-Northeast at 12 mph, gusting to 15 and the water is choppy. There are no NOAA advisories this morning but we advise using caution with the choppy conditions.

Blues and Jacks are somewhat active and we had a few Whiting that were landed in the surf yesterday. Get out and wet a line!

Today's photo is one from our archives and features Jon Jeffers with a couple of nice Sheepshead he landed off the south catwalk a while back.

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FWC Information: FWC is collecting feedback on Florida's flounder, sheepshead and tripletail fisheries. If you fish for any of these three species, they would like to know more about: Whether you actively target them or if you catch them while targeting other species, how you fish for them (hook-and-line, etc.), If those fisheries are seasonal in your area, when and where you target them, thoughts on how these fisheries are doing, compared to the past and/or compared to other fisheries and your thoughts on current management of these species
Provide comments online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.



Jon Jeffers with a couple of Sheepshead.
04-18-17 TUESDAY: BLUES AND A FEW SNOOK

We have a lovely morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 1 mph, gusting to 3 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We have no NOAA advisories this morning but winds are predicted to pick up a little this afternoon.

Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports a slow bite this morning. The water has a lot of seaweed that is hampering the angler's efforts. Anglers coming into the shop reported that the night bite was a little more productive. Blues have been the most active species, day or night.

Our photo today is courtesy of Erik Jacobsen. The beautiful, 41" C/R Snook in our photo was landed by Mark Jacobsen who was casting large plugs near the Sebastian River bridge on April 13th. The duo were fishing aboard "The Seaweed" that evening. The Snook was released unharmed right after the photo. Beautiful catch Mark!

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FWC Information: FWC is collecting feedback on Florida's flounder, sheepshead and tripletail fisheries. If you fish for any of these three species, they would like to know more about: Whether you actively target them or if you catch them while targeting other species, how you fish for them (hook-and-line, etc.), If those fisheries are seasonal in your area, when and where you target them, thoughts on how these fisheries are doing, compared to the past and/or compared to other fisheries and your thoughts on current management of these species
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Mark Jacobsen with a 41" C/R Snook.
04-17-17 MONDAY: BLUES ARE BACK!

Winds have calmed down after a beautiful but blustery weekend. Southeast winds are moving at 1 mph and the water is calm. There are no NOAA advisories but we do have a slight chance of showers this afternoon.

Fishing on Friday was productive according to Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Conditions on Saturday and Sunday were very windy and messy and the bite slowed. This morning the Bluefish are back and biting! A smattering of silver mullet are in the water but not as many as usual for this time of year. Jacks, Snook, big Reds, a few Sheepshead and Spanish Mackerel have been in the mix as well.

Our angler of the day is Charlie Achinelli of Melbourne. Charlie landed this big, 12 lb. Bluefish a couple of weeks ago. Nice catch Charlie!

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FWC Information: FWC is collecting feedback on Florida's flounder, sheepshead and tripletail fisheries. If you fish for any of these three species, they would like to know more about: Whether you actively target them or if you catch them while targeting other species, how you fish for them (hook-and-line, etc.). If those fisheries are seasonal in your area, when and where you target them, thoughts on how these fisheries are doing, compared to the past and/or compared to other fisheries and your thoughts on current management of these species
Provide comments online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.



Charlie Achinelli of Melbourne with a 12 lb. Bluefish.
04-13-17 THURSDAY: BLUES, JACKS, SNOOK, REDS AND MACKEREL

Windy conditions prevail at the inlet. This morning we have winds blowing out of the Northeast at 16 mph, gusting to 18 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution beginning tomorrow night. Seas will build and will remain high through the weekend, keeping most boaters on the dock. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports a good Jack and Bluefish bite this morning. The past few days there have been Snook, Sheepshead and a few Reds and Spanish Mackerel. Tommy notes that historically the silver mullet run has started on Easter Sunday; we hope history repeats itself this year. When the run starts, we should see a lot of predators following closely behind. Thanks Tommy!

Our angler of the day is 11 year old Jeremy Hilliard of St. Cloud. Jeremy and his dad Todd pulled their boat over to the inlet last weekend and they had a great day on the water. The father and son duo landed big Jacks and Reds, lots of Blues and a few Snook. Jeremy landed his personal best Jack and Red on the outgoing tide. Fantastic job, Jeremy!

Photo one features Jeremy Hilliard with a large C/R Red. That hefty Red was probably a lot of fun to land. Photo two is of the big Jack, another personal best for Jeremy. Those big Jacks are such fun fighters, way to go, Jeremy. Photo three is of Jeremy with a fish on the line. The guys were using greenies they landed off the beach.

We will be back with an update on Monday. Have a safe and happy Easter weekend!








Jeremy Hilliard of St. Cloud with a big, C/R Red.

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04-12-17 WEDNESDAY: BLUES, SNOOK, REDS, JACKS, SHEEPSHEAD AND BLACK DRUM

Winds are blowing out of the North-Northeast at 14 mph, gusting to 18 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We are still seeing extreme tides due to Monday's full moon. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution and poor boating conditions for small craft will continue through the weekend. We have a slight chance of showers this afternoon.

Higher winds and sloppy conditions have kept some anglers at home but those who have been out fishing are landing some big Blues, Snook, Jacks, Reds a few Sheepshead and Black Drum. Blues will strike just about anything and using a heavier leader will help prevent break offs by their sharp teeth and fast runs. Get out and wet a line!

Our photo today is courtesy of Ann Target. Mark Jacobsen was fishing west of the bridge onboard his boat "Seaweed" on April 5th when he landed this beautiful 40" C/R Snook while casting a large plug. The fish was released unharmed right after the photo. Beautiful catch Mark!

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FWC Information: FWC is collecting feedback on Florida's flounder, sheepshead and tripletail fisheries. If you fish for any of these three species, they would like to know more about: Whether you actively target them or if you catch them while targeting other species, how you fish for them (hook-and-line, etc.), If those fisheries are seasonal in your area, when and where you target them, thoughts on how these fisheries are doing, compared to the past and/or compared to other fisheries and your thoughts on current management of these species. Provide comments online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.



Mark Jacobsen with a nice 40" C/R Snook.
04-11-17 TUESDAY: BLUES, JACKS, SNOOK, REDS, POMPANO AND MACKEREL

We have a little wind to contend with this morning. Winds are blowing out of the East-Northeast at 11 mph, gusting to 16 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Although there are no NOAA advisories this morning, with 4 - 5' seas and a wave interval of 6 seconds, boating conditions are poor.

Fishing has been fair. Bluefish are still dominating the catches with Jacks coming in a close second. Bluefish must be 12" to the fork (of the tail) with a bag limit of ten per person per day. Please abide by the FWC regulations, our resources are not unlimited. We've been seeing some Snook, Reds, a few Pompano and Spanish Mackerel come over the rails of the jetties as well.

BOATERS: Please do no anchor or hover with a GPS in the channel or in the inlet east of the bridge, this impedes navigation. Common courtesy is a must when fishing near the north jetty. Please stay at least 100' from the north jetty when anglers are present to keep from crossing lines with jetty fishermen.

JETTY ANGLERS: The jetties are navigational jetties and boaters under way have the right of way. NEVER throw objects at boaters who are hugging the north jetty while entering the inlet. It is illegal and punishable by a hefty fine or even imprisonment.

Our angler of the day is Christian Mooney. Christian reported some big Blues up in the Sebastian River where he landed the big fish in our photo. Christian was using 10 lb. braid with a 30 lb. fluorocarbon leader and a topwater lure. Nice catch Christian!

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Park Information: April 15th - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Dune to Lagoon - Cross Barrier Island Plant Identification Stroll - Join a Ranger for a leisurely stroll and learn about the sub-tropical, coastal plants. Find out which plants are edible, have medical uses and are attractive for landscaping. Meet at the hammock trail, one mile north of the bridge at the parking lot on the west side of A-1-A.




Christain Mooney with a large Bluefish.
04-10-17 MONDAY: BLUES, JACKS, SNOOK, REDS, A FEW POMPANO AND FLOUNDER

We have another windy morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the East-Northeast at 16 mph, gusting to 21 and there is a moderate chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning but we have poor boating conditions that will continue through late week.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports a good bite even with the winds. There are large and small Blues, a lot of Jacks, some Snook and Reds, Sheepshead and a few Pompano coming over the rails of the jetties. We even heard of a couple of good sized Flounder that were landed. Get out and wet a line!

Our angler of the day is Walter Manning of Palm Bay. Walter landed the decent sized Pompano in our photo off the north jetty last Wednesday. That was a pretty slow day so Walter was happy to take this fish home for the table. Nice catch Walter!

Send in your photos and updates!

FWC Information: FWC is collecting feedback on Florida's flounder, sheepshead and tripletail fisheries. If you fish for any of these three species, they would like to know more about: Whether you actively target them or if you catch them while targeting other species, how you fish for them (hook-and-line, etc.), If those fisheries are seasonal in your area, when and where you target them, thoughts on how these fisheries are doing, compared to the past and/or compared to other fisheries and your thoughts on current management of these species
Provide comments online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.




Walter Manning of Palm Bay with a Pompano.

 
 
 
 

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