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10-17-17 TUESDAY: FISH ARE BITING!

Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 10 mph, gusting to 17 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Marine conditions will deteriorate with Northeast winds picking up behind a front that will move through the state today. Numerous showers, isolated thunderstorms and periods of heavy rain will follow. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through 4:00 p.m. Thursday.


Due to the high water levels in the Sebastian Rivers and Indian River Lagoon, currents are stronger than usual, please exercise caution. Conditions are predicted to start improving late week, until then please heed all NOAA advisories.


Even with the rough, dirty water and high winds, the fish continue to bite at the inlet. Reds seem to love these conditions and are biting well. Topwater and swimming plugs are effective lures or a variety of live baits will get their attention. Shrimp, finger mullet, crabs, pinfish or the like will work for live baits. Snook are active as well and bucktails are one of the local favorite artificials. Small fish, shrimp and crabs work as well. Spanish Mackerel and Jacks are active too. Pack some rain gear and get in on some of the fall action at the inlet, it's the best!


Our first photo today features Tung Pham of Orlando. Tung landed this oversized 42" C/R Red and two others just before Hurricane Irma. He was using live mullet on the incoming tide, inlet side. What a nice catch Tung!


Photo two features Samuel Alexander Campbell of Palm Bay with an oversized, 38" C/R Snook he landed prior to Irma. The Snook was released right after the photo. Nice catch Samuel!


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Tung Pham of Orlando with a 42" C/R Red.

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10-13-17 FRIDAY: SNOOK, REDS, SPANISH MACKEREL, JACKS AND SHARKS

We have overcast skies and rough conditions at the inlet this morning. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 18 mph, gusting to 21 and the water is murky and choppy. We have a lot of weeds and junk washing up on the beaches from Hurricane Irma, that along with high winds are interfering with casting. Showers are likely today and NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through late tonight. The forecast is not looking favorable for our boaters this weekend. If there is a chance at all, it may come Sunday afternoon. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating; the inlet can be treacherous particularly with these conditions.

The great news in spite of the weather is the fish are biting very well! Snook and Reds never seem to mind the rough conditions; it seems to encourage them to feed. With a significant amount of mullet remaining in the water, the predators are coming after them. Along with those two coveted species we have large Jacks, Spanish Mackerel, a couple of Cubera Snapper and Sharks that have been active this week. Pack some rain gear and get into some of the action this weekend!

Our angler of the day is Oun Sayavong of Orlando. Oun fished the north jetty on Wednesday, hoping for a slot Snook. Although he didn't have any luck with Snook he saw a couple of slot fish landed. Oun landed a couple of real nice oversized Reds that were a lot of fun to catch. He returned them to the water after a quick photo. He reported choppy conditions but there were plenty of mullet in the water. Thanks Oan, nice catches!

Have a great weekend and be sure to send in your photos and fishing updates!


Park news: October 14th, from 1:00 - 3:15 p.m. SISP will hold a surf fishing class designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing. Discussions center on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach. Topics include rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more. Anglers should bring a pen/pencil and something to write on. Meet at the Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park.







Oun Sayavang of Orlando with a C/R Red.

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10-12-17 THURSDAY: THE BITE IS HOT!

We have overcast skies and rough conditions at the inlet this morning. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 20 mph, gusting to 26 and the water is murky and choppy. Chances of rain and showers will increase and building seas will produce poor to hazardous boating conditions through late week. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through Friday afternoon. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating.

We received an update from Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop who reports a fantastic bite right now. Snook and Reds are hitting all over, in the surf, from the jetties, rocks and shoreline. Jacks in the 10 - 20 lb. range are chasing schools of mullet and there are some Spanish Mackerel biting as well. We are seeing quite a few anglers lined up along the beaches trying their luck, get out and wet a line. Thanks Tommy!

Our angler of the day is Bob Green of Vero Beach. Bob is hiding behind a beautiful Cubera Snapper he landed off the north jetty on Monday. Bob also landed a slot Redfish! Nice catches Bob!

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Park news: October 14th, from 1:00 - 3:15 p.m. SISP will hold a surf fishing class designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing. Discussions center on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach. Topics include rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more. Anglers should bring a pen/pencil and something to write on. Meet at the Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park.







Bob Green of Vero Beach with a beautiful Cubera Snapper.
10-10-17 TUESDAY: SNOOK, REDS, MACKEREL, JACKS, LADYFISH, SHARKS AND TARPON

We have a beautiful day at the inlet, a little windy but that is helping keep the anglers cool. Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 14 mph, gusting to 16 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Winds are forecasted to increase this afternoon. There are no NOAA advisories this morning but there is slight chance of rain this afternoon.


All of the windy, rainy weather hasn't run off the mullet, they are still active around the inlet. Reds, Snook, a few Mackerel, Jacks, Tarpon, Sharks and Ladyfish have been giving the inlet anglers a work out. Get out and wet a line!


We received an update from Meir Geonoune of Deerfield Beach who made it up to fish the inlet with his sons Leore and Eytan on Saturday. Leore and Eytan both landed slot Snook off the north jetty using live mullet. They landed a handful of Spanish Mackerel and lots of Jacks and Ladyfish. Meir said mullet were everywhere for anyone needing bait and he witnessed at least a half dozen slot Redfish coming over the rails. They can't wait to get back up to fish the inlet again! Thanks Meir, congratulations Leore and Eytan, nice catches!


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Park news: October 14th, from 1:00 - 3:15 p.m. SISP will hold a surf fishing class designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing. Discussions center on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach. Topics include rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more. Anglers should bring a pen/pencil and something to write on. Meet at the Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park.







Leore Geonoune of Deerfield Beach with a slot Snook.

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10-06-17 FRIDAY: TGIF!

THE NORTH JETTY IS OPEN

Conditions are starting to settle down but we've had quite a ride with Hurricane Irma, nor'easter conditions, a king tide and full moon. We're ready for a break, Mother Nature. This morning winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 6 mph, gusting to 8 and the water is choppy. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect for seas. We have a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11:00 a.m. Seas will start to diminish over the weekend which will lead to favorable boating conditions Monday and Tuesday. Favorable boating conditions = favorable fishing conditions, we're ready!

Our angler of the day is Ryan Wood of Malabar. Ryan was fishing the beach south of the inlet on September 30th when he landed and released this Bull Shark. Ryan videoed the experience as usual and it can be seen on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OefnUpbDZAw&t=81s or go to RWood Outdoors - Running of the Bulls. Thanks Ryan!

Ryan wanted this public service announcement to accompany his photo:

Sharks can be decent table fare but are better off released. Being apex predators, they absorb toxins (such as mercury) from the entire food chain. This means while they may not taste bad, the meat may not be very good for you. Also, they are very slow growing, and females usually only give birth to a handful of live pups every year (unlike the thousands of eggs bony fish produce). They are wonderful sport fish, and critical to a healthy ecosystem. Snap a picture of your catch and get them back in the water quickly!

Have a great weekend and be sure to send in your photos and fishing updates!







Ryan Wood of Malabar with a large Bull Shark.

 
 
 
 

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