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Week of June 10: Lackluster fishing right now? Absolutely.

Man on a boat named "Batteries Knot Included" with other boats and water in the background.
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Today’s forecast calls for sunny skies with thunderstorms arriving by 2 p.m., a high of 91 degrees, S winds of up to 13 mph, and zero to one-foot seas. Thunderstorms are expected throughout the remainder of the week.

"Snookman" Wayne Landry's fishing report is abbreviated this week. Yes, the fishing has been lackluster:

“Good morning, Sebastian Inlet fans. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It was hot out,  for sure! This week’s report is brief and to the point, as the fishing was slow throughout the inlet, largely due to the dirty/silted up water conditions and the ‘snot weed’ that made it hard to keep your lines and rigs clean. Baitfish were plentiful — finger mullet, mojarras and greenies around the north jetty — but nothing chasing them.

As a reminder to cast netters on the jetty, please only keep what you can use and throw the rest back into the water ASAP. Don't leave your greenies and mullet on the jetty to die and dry up! It is a standing rule to keep the jetty clean while protecting our fisheries resources. Cast netting from the jetty is a privilege; please don't abuse it and have it taken away. Also, please only place fishing line in the monofilament recycle tubes on the railings, not your trash. Trash belongs in the trash cans that we have placed along the jetty.

About the only activity I saw from Friday through Sunday was a smattering of small mangrove snapper and black margates along the rocks, both north side and south side, with the T-dock area being the better of the areas, both tides. Again, dirty water has things slowed down, but the water temperatures have been where they should be. The only other fish I saw being caught were big jack crevalles and a couple of redfish. They were caught by boaters drifting in and out of the inlet in the channel area on live baits. And that pretty much sums it up! Not like it was a week or so ago. But like I always say, you never know from day to day what's going to bite at the inlet; you just have to go and hang out if you feel the desire. This week, expect rainy weather, which may cool things down and make it more bearable, and maybe turn the fishing back on. Sorry for the short report, but I don't sugar-coat the inlet fishing report. I tell it like it is! Have a great week, everyone.” — Snookman