Sebastian News

10-17-17 Tuesday: Fish are biting!

Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 10 mph, gusting to 17 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Marine conditions will deteriorate with Northeast winds picking up behind a front that will move through the state today. Numerous showers, isolated thunderstorms and periods of heavy rain will follow. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through 4:00 p.m. Thursday.

Due to the high water levels in the Sebastian Rivers and Indian River Lagoon, currents are stronger than usual, please exercise caution. Conditions are predicted to start improving late week, until then please heed all NOAA advisories.

Even with the rough, dirty water and high winds, the fish continue to bite at the inlet. Reds seem to love these conditions and are biting well. Topwater and swimming plugs are effective lures or a variety of live baits will get their attention. Shrimp, finger mullet, crabs, pinfish or the like will work for live baits. Snook are active as well and bucktails are one of the local favorite artificials. Small fish, shrimp and crabs work as well. Spanish Mackerel and Jacks are active too. Pack some rain gear and get in on some of the fall action at the inlet, it’s the best!

Our first photo today features Tung Pham of Orlando. Tung landed this oversized 42″ C/R Red and two others just before Hurricane Irma. He was using live mullet on the incoming tide, inlet side. What a nice catch Tung!

Photo two features Samuel Alexander Campbell of Palm Bay with an oversized, 38″ C/R Snook he landed prior to Irma. The Snook was released right after the photo. Nice catch Samuel!

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