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Week of September 23:  Lots of keeper Redfish and Snook around

Fisherman holding a redfish

The North Jetty is open again, but rough conditions have made the fishing at other spots within the inlet a better choice for all you anglers out there.  We’ve had significant E/NE winds and large swells that have made it challenging on both of the jetties.  Check our webcam for current weather conditions, live feed video, tide charts and more.

Try the Tdock and the North and South shoreline areas as alternatives.  Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle has been seeing lots of keeper Redfish and Snook coming over the rails there.  Finger Mullet are starting to run so there’s good bait fish around for you to target Redfish and Snook.  Snook have been on the smaller size with some keepers mixed in, and anglers have been catching Jacks, Catfish and Blue Runners too.

Always remember to follow Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rules and regs.  You can find a copy of the 2019 Quick Guide here.  For Snook, your daily recreational bag limit is 1 per harvester, and it must be not less than 28″ or more than 32″.  You must have your FWC saltwater license (visit for Snook permit details).  For Redfish, your limit is 2 per harvester in the NE Zone and 1 per harvester in the NW and S Zones.  Redfish must measure not less than 18″ or more than 27″.

Our angler of the week is Zach C. who caught this nice looking Redfish on September 12 at the Tdock on the South side of Sebastian Inlet State Park during the North Jetty closure.  Fish on!  Every Monday, we feature angler submitted photos with details of your fishing trip to Sebastian Inlet.  To submit your photos and story, visit our Contact Form.  Photos work best with the angler centered horizontally with their catch.

The park is beautiful, and the weather is gorgeous…so get out there and enjoy!