The Indian River Lagoon is stacked with finger mullet which has brought in a variety of fish into the inlet. Anglers are reporting catches of some small Flounder and Mangrove Snapper have been biting on shrimp close to the catwalks. Sarah at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle has been seeing some keeper Snook and Reds on the tide changes. Shrimp is the bait of choice there too. Folks are starting to pick up some Pompano on the North Jetty despite the surf being a little rough, and a fair number of Black Drum are there to be had, hitting on sand fleas, shrimp and clams. You’ll even find some Speckled Sea Trout in and out of the channel, in the backwaters, and on the southside of the inlet.
Here’s a throwback and one of our favorites.. Pictured here is Reed Collins, who caught this beautiful Speckled Sea Trout fishing the inlet with his dad, Michael Collins, earlier this year.
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The NOAA forecast is calling for smoother seas this weekend and the weather is set to be gorgeous. Get out there and drop a line while the fish are biting!