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Week of December 5: The T-dock and South jetty may be your best bets due to limited access on the north side

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There's a decent Spanish mackerel bite at the T-dock. Cooler, cloudy water and limited access at the north jetty has rendered this spot and the south jetty as the hot spots for now. 

Today’s forecast calls for sunny skies, a high of 77 degrees, north winds at 10 mph, and 3 to 5-foot waves. Tuesday, expect similar weather and a high of 79 degrees. Partly cloudy skies Wednesday and Thursday. Back to sunny skies on Friday.

Our fishing guide, “Snookman” Wayne Landry shares his weekly update:

“Good morning, fishing and beach fans. I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend weather despite the wind. This report is going to be kind of short; there hasn't been much happening at Sebastian Inlet due to the dirty, rough and cooler (72-degree) water. The baitfish present at the beginning of last week have vanished, except for a small amount of finger mullet, but you have to search them out or bring your own from elsewhere to use as bait. Early last week there was a pretty good Spanish mackerel bite and small snook and redfish around, all on the incoming tide.

North jetty: The north side remains mostly shut down due to hurricane damage. The fishing area there is limited to the seawall between the catwalk and the jetty and the area west of the catwalk along the rocks. The beach can be fished too, but you MUST access it via the very NORTH parking lot, as the rest of the access points are off limits and marked ‘no trespassing’ for safety reasons. About the only species I have seen caught along the wall on this side is sheepshead. They are being caught on cut shrimp and fiddler crabs. I saw few undersized snook caught Sunday morning. The pocket area on the beach has been producing bluefish and jacks. Live mullet and silver spoons are the baits to use.

South jetty: Here, the bite has been a bit better, but only on the incoming tide. Small snook, redfish and a few nice seatrout (which are still closed) were caught last week on live shrimp. The flounder bite has been pretty dismal here and throughout the inlet due to the dirty water. Water temps are good, but the quality is slightly off. Most caught are pretty small. Early last week, I did see some nice pompano caught on sand fleas and cut shrimp at the tip of the jetty before the water got dirty. One lucky angler standing next to me caught a permit about 16 inches to the fork. He used live sand fleas. Also, on the outgoing tide, anglers are catching jacks, blue runners, small margates and spottail pinfish on cut shrimp. 

 Catwalks both sides: Still closed.

T-Dock: Early last week, the Spanish mackerel bite was decent. Many fish were caught on small live greenies - if you could find some. The incoming tide has been the better time to fish them. Some very small flounder have been caught also, but they are undersized and must be returned to the water. Not much else back here. 

Surf area, both sides: The surf has been pretty much blown out for most of last week. Over the weekend it had calmed a bit, but the water was dirty and the bait on the north side had vanished. Small bluefish and jacks were being caught, but not much else due to the cooler 72-degree water. 

And there it is, all I have for now. The winds and the seas to calm down and water needs to clear for the flounder to become more active - and more finger mullet need to show up. Anticipate good weather this week and get outside enjoy what Florida has to offer in December! Cheers, everyone” - Snookman