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Week of October 7: Rough Seas Make Jetty Fishing a Challenge

man holding redfish

We talked with our friends Sarah and Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle and by all reports, rough seas are giving anglers a challenge fishing from the jetties.  Anglers have been pulling in some Black Drum, Pompano, and a few nice keeper Reds and Snook.  Snook started biting around 4:00 p.m. yesterday on shrimp.  For now, the lagoon-side of the inlet is your best bet in dropping a line and we know that once conditions calm a bit, the fishing is going to be fantastic.  We’ve got Snook Redfish, Bluefish and Jacks out there.  Spanish Mackerel should be here soon too.

NOAA is calling for winds up to 15 knots, S/SE through mid-week with 5-7 foot seas.  NE winds start Wednesday night and seas drop to 3-5 feet, before ramping up again Thursday night into Friday.  Check out our Sebastian Inlet webcam for current conditions.

A shout out to our angler of the week – Arden Romanillos – who caught this Red a few weeks ago just before the North Jetty was reopened.  “The waves came over our heads and shoulders that day, yet we braved the conditions to get a chance at catching Snook and Redfish.  I was one of the lucky ones that day to pull up a keeper with a live mullet.”

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