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Week of January 13: Sheepshead, Black Drum, Redfish and Flounder on the lines

woman kneeling with fishing rod and holding flounder on jetty

It is a beautiful day out at the Sebastian Inlet right now and now that winds have slowed, fishing is picking up again with the calmer seas.  Tommy tells us he’s seen a lot of big Sheepshead anglers have been reeling in on the North Jetty.  Black Drum have been hitting pretty good too.  Just check out last week’s featured angler for verification on that...  Small shrimp, clams and sandfleas are your best bait for both.

Redfish have been biting too on shrimp.  Some larger ones so remember your FWC size limits and practice safe catch and release. Spanish Mackerel are here and Bluefish are just beginning to show up.  Use your Gotcha lures, spoons and bucktails to reel them in and try fishing the South Jetty.

There is still some Pompano to be had, hitting mostly on sandfleas, clams and frozen shrimp.  West of the bridge, the Flounder action has still been hot and Tommy has seen some as big as 5lbs.

This weekend brings highs in the mid- to upper-70s with low chances of rain.  This is the perfect time of year to get out there and you can check our Webcam for the latest weather conditions, tide charts and more.

Congratulations to our featured angler of the week Nan Hall – with a throwback photo that hasn’t been shown yet!  Fishing the South Jetty, she brought in Spanish Mackerel and this nice-looking Flounder.  If you want to be featured as our angler of the week, send in your photos (horizontal and vertical, please) and all the details using our Contact Form.  Have a great week!