Sebastian News

08-28-17 MONDAY: JACKS, MANGROVE SNAPPER, C/R SNOOK AND BLUE RUNNERS

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Winds are blowing out of the South-Southwest at 17 mph, gusting to 23 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We have clouds over the inlet, showers are likely and thunderstorms are possible today. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that over the weekend the bite picked up. Quite a few Mangrove Snapper came over the rails, C/R Snook, Jacks and Blue Runners were present. One lucky angler landed a 40 lb. Permit on a small crab. Baitfish are beginning to show, some finger mullet, mojarra and small crabs are in the mix. Thanks Tommy!

Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach sent in our photo of the day. Mike took the photo of “Big Dave” Hartwell with a beautiful 15 lb. Cubera Snapper he landed around 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning. A couple of inlet regulars helped net a big Flounder in the 8 – 10 lb. range that was landed on a small, live mojarra. Things are starting to look up, thanks Mike. Beautiful catch Dave!

Get out and wet a line and be sure to send in your fishing photos and updates!

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters. The FWC is hosting several goliath grouper public workshops throughout the state in August and October. Share your input and learn more about the current status of goliath grouper by attending one of these workshops. If you cannot attend an in-person meeting, submit comments online by visiting MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments. Staff is working on a virtual workshop that should be available online in the near future. Additional details and updates to these meetings will be posted at MyFWC.com/Fishing.