Sebastian News

Week of February 25: Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish guaranteed, Snook, Reds and Black Drum too

For those of you lucky enough to be out on the North Jetty around first light this morning, it was absolutely gorgeous and you were treated to a beautiful sunrise despite getting wet thanks to the Northwest winds blowing pretty good..

Talked to our friend Tommy this morning at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle, and by all reports the fishing has been hot!  Still lots of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish hitting every day, mainly on the ocean side of the North Jetty.  Use Got-cha lures and silver spoons.  Quite a few keeper Snook and Black Drum coming over the rails off the North Jetty and larger Reds too.   Sheepshead have been biting better west of the bridge in the channel, try live shrimp and sandfleas.  And, as Tommy and I were talking, two dolphins were doing some fishing of their own in the tidal pool.

A shout out and special thanks to one of our regulars – Allan Noel – who sent in these photos.  Check out the Snook, Redfish and Black Drum he caught on his fishing expeditions to the North Jetty last month!  I wanna fish with you, Allan!

Current temp at 66 degrees with NE winds blowing at 20 knots. Tonight and through Tuesday, the NOAA marine forecast is calling for onshore winds up to 20 knots with seas up to 8 feet tonight, subsiding to a max of 6 feet tomorrow.  Choppy on the Intracoastal with slight change of showers.  Shifting winds for the rest of the week, peaking on Wednesday and subsiding through the end of the week to 5 knots with calmer seas.