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Week of December 23: Bad Weather and Rougher Seas Puts a Damper on Fishing

woman standing with young toddler and holding a flounder

A shout out to our featured angler of the week - Melissa Pierce (and this adorable little guy!) - who has been fishing the inlet while the Flounder bite has been hot.  In late November, she sent in a few photos of Flounder she caught off the South shoreline with live mullet and two weekends ago, she brought in this nice-looking fish with a little bit of help from the guy you see in the photo.  Way to go, Melissa!

The wet, gray weather and rougher seas have made fishing from the North and South jetties less pleasurable but we do have a few folks braving the weather.  Your best bet until the weather breaks is fishing from the shorelines or the T-dock on the South side.

Just off the phone with Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle to get the latest news.  There are some oversized Reds and Sheepshead he’s seen.  Black Drum has been coming over the rails on the North Jetty.  Flounder has been biting West of the bridge and he’s seen a good bit of Catfish around because of the murky water.

Due to conditions on the North Jetty and rough seas, there have been a few minor and brief jetty closures by Sebastian Inlet State Park officials.  Be sure to check for any closures before planning your trip to the inlet.  Call the North Ranger Station at (321) 984-4852.

NOAA is calling for winds of up to 15-20 knots all week and rougher seas later in the week, Wednesday-Friday.  Check NOAA’s forecast for more detail HERE.

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