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Week of February 3: Snook Season Open again with Anglers catching Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder and Redfish too

man holding fish with railing, fishing pole and ocean in background

A shout out to our featured angler of the week - Abderrahman Raky – who caught this Black Drum off the North Jetty on January 13 with frozen shrimp.  Nice catch Abderraham and thanks for sending in your pic! 

Looks like a GREAT day for fishing at the inlet and we see a lot of action on the North and South jetties!  The next few days should be nice with NOAA calling for calmer winds (5-10 knots) and seas (1-3 feet) through Wednesday.  Rain chances on Friday and Saturday with winds up to 25 knots so fishing inshore this weekend may be your better bet.  Try the south shoreline or the T-dock.

Snook season opened again on February 1 and will be open through May 31.  They’ve been hitting live shrimp, top water lures, bucktail and greenies that have been out there from time to time.  Use your Sabiki rigs for the greenies.  Please remember your FWC size and bag limits.  Snook must be between 28”-32” and the daily recreational bag limit is 1 per angler. 

Black Drum and Sheepshead are still biting on shrimp, clams and sandfleas.  Black Drum mainly on the jetties and Sheepshead on the jetties, catwalks and through the inlet system.  There’s been some massive Redfish coming over the rails recently too, hitting on live shrimp, top water lures and bucktail, and we hear anglers are still catching Flounder to the West of the bridge. 

Tommy from Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle has also seen a few Bluefish and Spotted Trout within the inlet.  This story has a happy ending, but an Osprey got tangled in fishing line and would have been killed were it not for a brave good Samaritan that jumped into action to de-tangle the hawk.  Please remember to use the appropriate receptacles at Sebastian Inlet State Park for all fishing line.  They’ve got them stationed everywhere for your convenience.

If you want to be feature as our angler of the week, use the Contact Form to send us the details of your catch with photos (horizontal and vertical, please).  Have a great week!