The flounder bite has heated up at Sebastian Inlet. The bite seems to be most productive using mud minnows and mullet — if you can still find them. The snook bite is also hot at the inlet and we are seeing some monster reds come through as well. Another awesome thing about this time of year is the black drum and sheepshead activity picks back up and we are getting reports of both so get out there and fish!
The inlet is producing well right now. My most recent trip produced flounder, Spanish mackerel, snook and redfish. We also caught some monster catfish, too, and I am talking over 10 pounds! If you’re fishing around the docks, look for snook and slot sized reds, and you may just find them. We did best using live shrimp and pinfish.
The fishing continues to be on fire with snook and monster redfish from the Jetty. The bite seems to be the best early morning and at sundown. Live shrimp have been the bait of choice. If you can get the larger shrimp it certainly stacks the deck in your favor. The trout seem to be pretty much everywhere and we are seeing big schools of jacks in the river as well. I am still getting reports of flounder too so get out and take a kid fishing and post some pictures!
Right now we are seeing lots and lots of small snook and decent trout in the river. It’s not unusual to catch 6 or 7 fish in a 15 minute span. We are not experiencing any red tide down around the Sebastian area so get out and fish while the bite is hot!
In the river we are seeing big redfish along with a lot of ladyfish and jacks. For the big reds, it’s hard for them to pass up a live shrimp or piece of cut bait. The best action seems to be in the early mornings and evenings. There are quite a few tarpon in the river right now as well.
We are seeing quite a few redfish right now along the river banks from Malabar to Grant. It’s hard for them to resist a well place shrimp or piece of cut bait. Also, the snook bite at the inlet has picked up as well. Live bait such as pinfish, croakers or a large live shrimp will have you hooked up in no time!
The snook bite at Sebastian Inlet is still pretty good. Live croakers are the go to bait for these fish. You will probably catch some redfish to while chasing your slot snook. There are quite a few tarpon being caught in the river on live pinfish and shrimp.