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Week of July 26:  Spanish Mackerel, Snapper and Snook

Mostly sunny today with a high in the upper 80s and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the early afternoon. The chance of rain is 70%. Winds will be southerly 5-10 mph…seas 2 to 3 ft with a moderate chop on the intracoastal.

Along the North Jetty, the water has cleared a bit and some pilchards and greenies have showed up according to our reporter, “Snookman” Wayne Landry. Their arrival has made the bite a bit better increasing the Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, blue runner, lookdown and barracuda catch. However, the snook bite has slowed here.

The South Jetty water is still kind of weeded up, but anglers are having luck with some small snook, keeper-size Mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel using live bait. 

Along both sides in the Surf zone, whiting, croakers and sand perch are in the mix along with some Spanish mackerel and tarpon harassing the schools of glass minnows. 

Offshore smoker kingfish are still being sighted around the bait pods, Mahi activity has picked up in 90-120 ft of water around the weed lines and temp breaks. Mangrove snapper are still a good bet on the inshore structures on live and chunk bait. Wayne also reports a couple wahoo caught out around the west edge of the Gulf Stream.

Today’s photo is of Liam Scott who’s been visiting his grandparents in Sebastian for years. On July 6, Liam boated this catch & release redfish out in the Inlet’s back bay.

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