Sebastian News

09-06-17 Wednesday: Snook, Jacks, Reds and Mangrove Snapper

WE ARE REMOVING SOME OF THE GRATES FROM THE NORTH JETTY. PORTIONS WILL BE CLOSING AS THEY ARE REMOVED. WE ARE STARTING WITH THE UNIQUE SHAPED GRATES ON THE MOST EASTERN END OF THE JETTY. YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED.

Please send your fishing photos, updates and inquiries to nmaxwell@sitd.us. Our inquiry system isn’t accepting photos.

We have a beautiful Wednesday morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Southeast at 5 mph, gusting to 7 and there is a light chop on the water. Tonight’s full moon is bringing us extreme tides. There are no NOAA advisories but we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.

We received an update from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty yesterday morning. Mike reported a very hot day, temperature wise. He landed some nice Mangrove Snapper but the Snook bite wasn’t that great. Tony Swiderski of Sebastian landed two monster C/R Snook in the early morning hours and one slot fish came over the rails but that was about it. Thanks Mike! It looks like sportswriter Ed Killer was correct with his prediction about the full moon; the mullet are everywhere according to Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Sarah said they are blanketed around both jetties and they will definitely bring out the predators! Fishing should get hot!

Our angler of the day is Ryan Hamby. Ryan fished the north jetty on Sunday which happened to be his 19th birthday. Ryan landed the slot Snook in our first photo using live mullet on the ocean side of the north jetty. Ryan got just what he wanted for his birthday! Nice catch Ryan and happy birthday!

SISP Ranger Ed Perry updated us with the turtle nest numbers within the three mile boundary of the Park (SISP). See photo two. Thank you Ranger Perry!

This will be our last fishing report until next week. Everyone stay safe!