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Week of December 2: It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

woman holding two spanish mackerel on the north jetty

Congratulations to our featured angler of the week – Belly Policarpio from Orlando.  Check out these beautiful Spanish Mackerel she and her husband caught off the North Jetty on a recent trip to Sebastian Inlet!  Belly tells us they hit the bag limit and it sure looks like it was a beautiful day to be out there.  Thanks for sending in your photo and story Belly.

Fishing has been G-R-E-A-T at the inlet with lots of different species for anglers to target this time of year.  If you are headed for the North or South jetties, we have been hearing reports of Snook, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Jacks coming over the rails.  Use live shrimp for the Snook and Reds – go visit Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle at the base of the North Jetty and he’ll get you set up with those.  For the Spanish Mackerel, your best bet is Gotcha lures, and try silver spoons for the Bluefish and Jacks.  There is also a pretty good Pompano bite off the beach and jetties too.  Use sandfleas, clams or frozen shrimp.

Flounder are here with lots of folks bottom fishing West of the bridge to reel them in.  Frozen finger mullet or live shrimp will help you catch them and Thanksgiving to Christmas is the best time of year to target Flounder whether from a boat or from the southern shoreline of the inlet.  Try the T-dock too as a great spot for Flounder.  Know your FWC rules and regulations:

Size limit: 28 to 32 inches
Bag limit: 1 (saltwater permit required and season closes Dec. 15-Jan. 31)

Red Drum
Size limit: 18 to 27 inches
Bag limit: 1

Spanish Mackerel
Size limit: 12 inch fork length minimum
Bag limit: 15

Size limit: 12 inch fork length minimum
Bag limit: 10

Size limit: 12 inch minimum
Bag limit: 10

Pompano (Florida)
Size limit: 11 inch minimum
Bag limit: 6

If you want to be featured in the weekly fishing report as our angler of the week, send us the details of your fishing trip to the inlet and photos.  You can use the Contact Form on this site to submit and send us both horizontal and vertical photos with the angler centered with his or her catch.