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Week of July 29:  Offshore Report-“Epic Day on the Water!”

Bob Sonnenberg with Captain Ron on boat with wahoo

Fishing at the inlet has been pretty good and we have been getting reports of a lot of offshore action lately.  At the inlet, the Mangrove Snapper have been running!  Live or frozen shrimp or little greenies will help you bring them in.  FWC Rules & Regulations require Mangrove Snapper to be 10 inches or bigger to keep, and each anglers limit is 5 per day.  Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle has been seeing Reds, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle and Blue Runners too throughout the inlet.  Spanish Mackerel have been hitting lures, mostly spoons.  Early, late and incoming tide has been better.  Go see Tommy or Sarah for the latest!

Days have been hot, but beautiful with lots of sunshine.  The NOAA marine forecast calls for Southeast winds, turning East on Wednesday, at 5-10 knots and 2-3 foot seas all week.  Watch for afternoon thunderstorms.

Our angler of the week is Bob Sonnenberg with Captain Rick Pino who had an “epic day on the water!”  Last Friday just North of Sebastian Inlet, Bob and Captain Rick hooked this amazing Wahoo while aboard Starycat, a 29-ft Twinvee.  In 100-feet of water, fishing the bottom with cut Pogie bait for Snapper and Grouper when the Wahoo took the bait and the fun began.  With the help of Captain Rick and fellow angler Brian Combs, it took only 20-25 minutes to get him into the boat.  Back at the dock, this Wahoo measured 68 inches long and weighed in at 80 lbs.

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