With 15-20mph winds and generally inclement weather, we stuck to inshore fishing this past week. We did well with a lot of Pompano, trout, jacks and ladyfish, and also some redfish and flounder mixed in. The fish were on the move with the red tide but the further you could get away from Sebastian Inlet, the better the fishing was. While the bait schools scattered and moved a bit, the fish were still in with the mullet and feeding well on Storm 360GT Coastal soft plastic baits along with live shrimp and mullet.
The red tide scattered the mullet schools and slowed the daytime inlet bite but the nearshore bite was pretty good. Plenty of Mutton Snapper, most were small around 12-16″ and Lane Snapper to 14″ and also, legal size Triggerfish were along the nearshore reefs outside the inlet. Live shrimp and Native Salt Clams were the best baits.