Week of September 14: Snapper, Snook, Red Drum..and LOTS more!
A big shout out to our featured angler of the week - Max Young - with his FIRST slot Snook! Max tells us he's fairly new to fishing salt, but is absolutely hooked. This Snook was caught at Sebastian Inlet near the South Ranger Station entrance using free-lined Majara. We love to hear that your hooked on fishing the inlet...fish on!
We just got the latest from Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle. He tells us there's been plenty of Mangrove and Mutton Snapper around biting on live shrimp, but not all are keepers. Remember your bag and size limits (you can download a copy of the most recent FWC Quick Guide here). The Snook have been plentiful hiting on live shrimp and mullet if you can find them. Anglers have had lots of luck out on the North Jetty targeting them.
There's been Red Drum throughout the inlet system and use live shrimp and cut bait here too as your best bet. Spanish Mackerel are hitting on spoons and jigs - try the South Jetty for a change of pace. There have been a lot of Jacks coming over the rails on the North Jetty too, hitting on a variety of baits and lures, and even some good-sized Flounder to the West of the bridge.
Tarpon have been around too with a bunch a big ones - line breakers - last night. So fishing has been great really at all the different spots around Sebastian Inlet State Park...get out there and drop a line!
Thanks to those of you who contacted us to let us know the wind speeds weren't displaying on the webcam. We've contacted our partners at Erdman Video Systems to get it fixed as soon as possible and our friend Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle will be cleaning the lens to clear a smudge that was noticed. Thanks for your patience as we work through the technical issues!
Check out NOAA's Marine forecast for the week here. If you want to be featured as our angler of the week, submit your photos and the details of your catch using our Contact Form. Include as much information as possible and horizontal pictures work best with you centered holding your catch. Make it a great week!