Sebastian News

08-17-17 THURSDAY: THE BITE REMAINS SLOW

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Winds are variable at 3 mph, gusting to 6 and there is a light chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning but we have a slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

We are seeing the same cast of characters coming over the rails of the jetties, in small numbers. Mangrove Snapper, Jacks, Blue Runners, a few Margate and C/R Snook are the active species for our shore based anglers. Those lucky enough to get offshore are having better luck. Catches of Mangrove and Mutton Snapper, Dolphin, Wahoo and Triggerfish are keeping those anglers busy.

Our photo today is courtesy of SISP Ranger Ed Perry. Ranger Perry is an extraordinary photographer and is kind enough to share some of his photos with us. This photo of a Green Sea Turtle was taken in S. Melbourne Beach in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. Great shot Ranger Perry!

Send in your photos and fishing updates, we need them during this slow summertime bite.

August 19th from 1:00 – 3:15 at the SISP Fishing Museum – Mark your calendars for a two hour workshop that introduces anglers to the art of Surf Fishing for Snook. Discussion will center on several tactics for catching snook in the surf with live bait and lures. Also included will be information on rods/reels, rigging hard, soft plastic lures and live baiting options. Anglers should bring a pen/pencil and something to write on. Snook season opens September 1st.