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Week of June 1: Bring on the Summer Fishing!

woman in boat with hat holding large fish

Check out this massive bull Red and our featured angler of the week – Margaret Walls.  She tells us that Reds were hitting on floating crab on the outgoing tide in the channel West of the bridge and around the T-dock area.  Looks like you had a great day out on the water, Margaret!  Thanks for submitting your photo.

Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle tell us the while the fishing has been good, the weather has been less than cooperative with a washed out Memorial Day.  There have been large Red Drum hanging around, biting on live shrimp.  Pompano, Bluefish, Sheepshead and Spanish Mackerel are all around to be had too, and we’re starting to see a few Mangrove Snapper throughout the inlet system.  Summer is here!

Fishing has been better off the North Jetty, but don’t pass up the alternatives at Sebastian Inlet State Park for a productive day.  Try the South Jetty, the catwalks and the T-dock. 

Use your clams and sandfleas for targeting Pompano.  Cut finger mullet or silver spoons work best for Bluefish.  Same with Spanish Mackerel, but they’ll hit on Gotcha lures too.  Use shrimp and sandfleas for your Sheepshead and Mangrove Snapper seem to prefer the live shrimp.  Snook season is officially closed, so remember to use the appropriate catch and release techniques to preserve our fisheries for future generations.

If you need your rod fixed up just right, go see Tommy at the Bait Shop and don’t forget it’s the best place to pick up your live shrimp when headed out to fish the jetty or the cove.

The NOAA marine forecast calls for East winds up to 15-20 knots through mid-week, turning Southeast Wednesday evening and calming a bit.  Unfortunately, looks like rain and thunderstorms all week and through the weekend.  Check out our webcam for real-time weather information.

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!