Sebastian News

10-20-17 Friday: Snook, Reds, Spanish Mackerel, Jacks, Sharks, Tarpon and Black Drum

We have rough, windy conditions at the inlet that will continue through the weekend. This morning winds are blowing out of the North-Northeast at 21 mph and gusting to 25. High tides due to last night’s new moon will hamper surf fishing and bring rip currents. Poor to hazardous boating conditions will keep most anglers on the dock this weekend, even the ICW will be rough and choppy. We have a chance of isolated thunderstorms. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

In spite of the rough conditions and murky, weedy water at the inlet, the fish keep biting! We’re seeing Snook, Reds, Spanish Mackerel, Jacks and even a few Black Drum have started to show up. The mullet run is coming to an end but we have a cold front forecasted for next week that should get some cold water species into the mix.

Our angler of the day is Frederick Stansbury of Buffalo, NY. Frederick fished the inlet all week two weeks ago with his brother and a friend, all from NY. The men come every year to fish the mullet run. It rained every day but one during their stay but they fished anyway and had great luck. They landed 23 fish in six days. The landed 4 Reds and a 45″ C/R Tarpon from the T-Dock as well as this good sized Flounder. A 1/2 oz. weight and live mullet did the trick! Nice catch Frederick.

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SISP Info: Quiksilver’s King of the Peak surf contest will be held November 4th and 5th. For more information go to www.quiksilver.com.

Anglers for Conservation will hold an Aloha Protect Our Waters fundraiser on Nov. 12th at the Front Street Civic Center from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Tickets are limited to 150 and are $50 each. The casual event will feature live music, great food and Mai Tai cocktails, prizes and an auction. Advance ticket purchases are recommended. For ticket information go to www.anglersforconservation.org/pow.