Week of November 14: North side closed but south side anglers catching snook and jacks
Today’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies, a high of 79 degrees, East winds at 7 mph and 2 to 3-foot seas.
And now for Wayne “Snookman” Landry’s brief but informative fishing report:
“Good morning, all my Sebastian Inlet friends and anglers! I hope everyone made it through hurricane Nicole without any damages or down time. We were spared again, but Sebastian Inlet State Park didn’t fare so well, especially the North jetty. The hurricane undermined the concrete walkway slabs leading to the South jetty. Use caution walking to the South jetty and avoid walking on the jostled slabs. Use the sand path that parallels the walkway. Seaweed and sand blanket the T-dock but we are cleaning it today. The entire North side of the park is closed until further notice. There is no water, sewer or electrical service yet. For updates on its reopening, call the south ranger station at 772-589-9659 or visit the state park website www.floridastateparks.org/Sebastian-Inlet.
Now, on to the fishing report: Fishing at the inlet as a whole has been limited, south side only. On Saturday, I noticed a lot of finger mullet and smaller baitfish all around the north jetty on the webcam, which is operational again. Fish were busting them up in the north surf and inside the inlet and it looked like the boaters were having a great time! Incoming tide was when all the action was going on, and also the south jetty anglers were catching small snook and jacks on live finger mullet along the jetty shoreline, incoming tide. The only other area producing any fish was the T-Dock. Boaters were catching small snook and jacks on live baits on the first part of the outgoing tide. The water back here and most everywhere is still very dirty and weeded up. It's going to take some time to clean back up and get back to normal.
I’m sorry this is so short and not what you want to see, but it's all I have for now. Conditions will improve and return to normal in time. Stay safe and enjoy the cooler weather headed our way.” — Snookman.