Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 17 mph, gusting to 20 and the water has a moderate chop. The cool front that is moving across the state this afternoon will bring hazardous boating conditions through the rest of the week. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through Friday at 4:00 a.m. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating.
In spite of the higher winds, we have a gorgeous day at the inlet for the last day of the Florida Pro/WSL Qualifying Contest. Congratulations to Melbourne Beach’s Caroline Marks and New Smyrna Beach’s Evan Geiselman for their wins!
We received an update from inlet regular Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty yesterday afternoon. Mike said there was a good Black Drum bite with 10 -12 coming over the rails for anglers using live and dead shrimp. Two slot Reds were also landed, one on live shrimp, one on dead shrimp. Those Sting Rays are still out there in huge numbers and many were landed and released. Quite a few small Blues were landed on the tide change. Thanks Mike!
Our photo today features Ryan Wood of Malabar. Ryan landed the C/R Snook in our photo from the north jetty a few weeks ago. Thanks Ryan, nice catch!
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Park Info: The Florida Pro/World Surf League will end today with a “Champions and Icons” event featuring former champions and professionals.