Abram (Tarzan) Miller caught this Spanish mackerel (see photo above).
“I was using light tackle and fish bites for bait. I was actually going for flounder, but this guy swiped my bait unexpectedly. I ended up making an awesome sashimi dinner with it that evening,” Miller told Sebastian Daily.
Spanish mackerel are found off the Atlantic coast of the United States and in the Gulf of Mexico. They can grow up to 13 pounds and can live up to 12 years. The season is open year-round.
Laura Roberts told us that her son, Landon Nelson, caught some nice flounders using live mullet and live mud Minnows as bait. For gear, they used a Penn reel on an Ugly Stik rod.
“Yes flounder fish. Caught 3 keepers but total of 6 this day. My son is a natural fisherman,” Roberts told Sebastian Daily.
Ally Deming caught a 55 pound Cobia near the Sebastian Inlet.
“It was caught on live bait using a crowder rod with a Saragosa spinning reel,” Deming told Sebastian Daily.
Crowder Rods are made and sold in Stuart and are a high quality and performance rod. The Saragosa spinning reel is versatile, smooth, and is made for offshore fishing. They come in a variety range of sizes.