Windy conditions and cloudy water make for tough fishing, but small jacks are everywhere
Today’s forecast calls for sunny skies, a brisk 67 degrees, NW winds of 13 to 15 mph and one to two-foot seas. Afternoons will be increasingly warm through Friday, which will peak at 85 degrees.
Here is this week’s fishing report from “Snookman” Wayne Landry, our expert Sebastian Inlet fishing guide:
“Good morning, all you fishing fanatics out there! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Like last week, this report is not what you all want to see, and I apologize. I tell it like I see it. I keep reminding myself that we are still in winter mode and sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate. Last week, the winds and surf were wild, dirtying the water along the entire coastline, which makes fishing tough. Throughout the entire inlet last week and last weekend, about the only thing caught in abundance were small jack crevalles. They are everywhere! I did see a few folks catching some nice sheepshead along the rock shorelines on both sides of the inlet on cut shrimp on the incoming tides — also some small undersized snook were caught on live shrimp on the same tide, both sides. Since only half of the north jetty is open the topside fishermen can't access deeper water where the fish might be at the tip. However, the boaters haven't been doing well either. The water is still cool — 69 degrees along the coast and also VERY dirty! Yesterday the water looked like chocolate milk. In these conditions, nothing wants to play. Once again, I’m sorry for the dismal report, but it is what it is. The seas are supposed to stay calm most of the week, and I'm hoping the water will clean up some. If it does, the fishing might pick up again. Have a great week. —Snookman.”