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Week of August 9:  Hit-and-Miss Mackerel and Snapper

The forecast calls for sunny skies today with a just a slight chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s with east winds 5 to 10 mph and seas 1 to 2 feet.

“Snookman” Wayne Landry says the fishing has slowed due to the heavy rains. All the fresh water dumping out of Sebastian River has the baitfish moving on out along with the predators. Plus, the annual upwelling has the water temperature falling from the recent mid-80s to the upper 70s.

On the Jetties, there are still some hit-and-miss Spanish mackerel along with some mangrove snapper…but you have to hunt for them.

In the Surf zone, there are still tarpon, mackerel and sharks munching on the minnows, and some whiting biting on cut shrimp in clean water.

Offshore it’s a decent mangrove snapper bite with the biggest fish caught at night in 90 to 130 ft depths. Cobia are still a good possibility in about 90 ft with some reports of 20 to 30 lbs fish caught in the Bethel Shoal area.

Send us your pics!  We need photos and stories to include in upcoming fishing reports.  If you want to be featured with your catch, send in a picture and the details of your fishing trip to the inlet by using the Contact Form on our website.  Pictures work best vertical and if you center the person with their catch, leaving room on the sides. We try to publish all the ones we receive.

Thank you for your patience as we conduct repairs our jetty camera system.