Sebastian News

Week of August 20: Mangrove Snapper, Redfish and more Jacks

Highs in the 90s this week with scattered afternoon thunderstorms, and NOAA calling for south/southeast winds under 10 knots this week, seas 1-2 feet.  Fishing off the North Jetty has been good with Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Jacks, Blue Runners and a few Flounder.  Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle reported a 20lb. Cubera Snapper caught off the North Jetty yesterday.

Thanks to Jordan Thorp from the University of Florida for sending in this photo.  First time out fishing at the Sebastian Inlet on August 10 and Jordan, with the help of sister Karter and friends, landed this 5-foot Bull Shark.  The ladies also caught several Snook, catch and release, using modified beetle spins.  Snook season is approaching and kicks off September 1.

Unique to the region, Snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the fishing capital of the world.  When releasing a Snook, proper handling methods can help ensure your fish’s survival and the species abundance for anglers today and for generations to come. A snook permit, as well as a recreational saltwater license, is required.  Check out the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website for all rules and regulations.