Sebastian News

Week of October 8: Mullet run is on! Snook, Redfish, Jacks and some Tarpon biting.

Temperature currently at 82 degrees right now with strong onshore breeze and rough surf.  According to NOAA’s Marine Forecast for Sebastian Inlet, expect strong onshore breeze early in the week, up to 20 knots, with gusts as high pressure sits over the western Atlantic and Tropical Storm Michael lifts north across the eastern Gulf.  Michael is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane as it moves north and makes landfall along the northeast Gulf Coast by mid-week.  Local winds will veer from east to southeast and south, with seas up to 8 feet, keeping hazardous boating conditions in place with fast-moving gusty squalls.  Be cautious, be safe.  Rain expected all week with chance of thunderstorms and temps in the 80s.  Mid-week brings winds between10-15 knots, and surf up to 5 feet.

Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle reports the mullet run is on, and fish have been biting!  Get out there and drop a line.  Lots of Redfish and Snook off the North Jetty, but be prepared to get wet earlier in the week with rough surf expected.  Some Jack and Spanish Mackerel too, reported by Tommy Turowski.  Smaller shrimp and greenies may help you reel in a few mangrove snapper.

You have been sending in some great pics and updates, keep it coming!  A special thank you to Adam Line, shown here, with this catch and release redfish he caught of the North Jetty around 3:30 a.m. He was free lining a live mullet.  “This was my first time on the North Jetty although I have been to the inlet many times before.  Can’t wait to come back!”