Week of January 6: Happy New Year! Pompano, Sheepshead, Black Drum biting.
The weather this week is expected to be gorgeous and the bite is good on the North Jetty with anglers bringing in Pompano, Sheepshead and Black Drum. Definitely time to get out there and drop a line. Use small shrimp, sand fleas and clams as your best bait. Spanish Mackerel are here and Bluefish are just beginning to show up. Use your Gotcha lures, spoons and bucktails to reel them in.
West of the catwalk in the inlet channel, we continue to hear reports of Flounder being caught on finger mullet or live shrimp. Go see Tommy or Sarah at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle at the State Park for the latest and remember to always check your FWC Rules & Regulations.
A special call out to our featured angler of the week, a regular on the North Jetty that some call the “King of the Jetty” for his fishing knowledge and skill. We are talking about our young friend Garryn, of course! Garryn was fishing with his mom and a friend who regularly sends in photos one Sunday morning in mid-December on the North Jetty. Together, they caught 8 Black Drum. Garryn caught the bag-limit of 5 and mom caught 3. “Great day on the pier!” Thanks – you know who – for sending in these pictures and details.
If you want to be our featured angler of the week, send us your pics and details of your fishing trip the inlet. Send BOTH horizontal and vertical framed photos, please, and submit using our Contact Form. We use every one we can!
We have been informed that the North Jetty was recently closed by State Park officials for routine cleaning and maintenance and in support of our friends and partners, we ask all anglers and visitors to please help us keep our waterways and the jetties clean. Throw all unwanted bait and clam shells back into the sea and throw all fishing line, hooks and trash into the appropriate receptacles provided conveniently for you by the State Park. We all have to work together to keep one of our last, great fishing spots that belongs to all of us trash free!
Here’s to great fishing in 2020!