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Week of November 20: Lousy fishing but conditions are expected to improve 

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Aldo Luis Rodriguez , our Angler of the Week, submitted many wonderful photos (see in photo carousel above) including this photo with nine year old Estaban who caught his first fish, a pompano, using live shrimp. A pompano is a tasty and valuable catch for a first fish. Pomano filets are running about $28 a pound at local markets. 

Today’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies, a high of 78 degrees, ESE winds at 10 mph, and three to four-foot seas. Partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday, cloudy on Thurdsay, and showers Friday and Saturday.

And now for a brief fishing update from our fishing guide, “Snookman” Wayne Landry:

“Good morning, Sebastian Inlet fishing fans. I hope you all had a great weekend. The report for this week is not a good one, due to the bad weather all last week. Fishing at the inlet was a disaster. The winds and the wave action last week made it treacherous to fish either jetty and the rock shoreline on the north side. The water looked like chocolate milk everywhere! Over the weekend, the winds and the seas calmed down some, but the water is still very dirty, both tides, both sides. It's going to take a few days of tide changes to clean it up any. About the only thing I saw being caught anywhere were the pesky catfish and puffers that love this kind of dirty water! A few small jack crevalle were being caught as well. 

Conditions should improve, according to the coastal surf reports I monitor, with winds being around 10 to 15 mph all week, but shifting all around. Hopefully, the water will clear up. The water temperatures are good for the fishing along the coast at 72 to 74 degrees, but it needs to clean back up. I don't like doing these kinds of reports, but I tell it like it is! We'll see how it goes. I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! Have fun and be safe out there!” -  Snookman

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