This week is perfect for fishing! Snook and jack crevalles are biting at the Sebastian Inlet. But remember, you can’t keep the snook because it’s not snook season. So, if you catch them, let them go.
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In the photo above, you can see Angie Clifford with a big snook she hooked last Friday. It was almost dark, and the tide was going out when she caught it with a live Mojarra on a special hook. After catching it, she released it back into the water.
Angie’s dad, Mike Clifford, also caught a similar catch-and-release snook like Angie’s. But, he used a mullet-colored Yo Zuri lure instead.
“Once the sun fully set, the bugs drove us out and called it a night soon after 9:00 p.m. All in all, a great father, daughter fishing trip,” Mike told Sebastian Daily.
Anglers are implementing the use of small croakers to land snook successfully. Concurrently, dead shrimp are effectively attracting jack crevalles during the outgoing tide.
With the influx of the tide, tarpon and sheepshead are actively being reeled in using cut shrimp. Some fishermen are also encountering a few mangrove snappers of smaller size. Flounder continue to be present, with anglers harnessing small live bait to secure their catch.
Presently, the primary focus at the inlet revolves around snook and jack crevalles.
Looking at the weather forecast, we anticipate intense heat over the weekend. High temperatures are expected to range between 94 to 95 degrees, with overnight lows hovering around 74. Please drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen.
Precipitation likelihoods increase significantly, with a 70 percent chance on Saturday, falling to 50 percent by Sunday. Throughout the week, winds will maintain a steady pace of 10 to 15 mph.
Landing a snook on light tackle offers an exhilarating fishing experience that is truly unmissable. Snook, a species native to saltwater, are highly esteemed for their palatable taste.
A defining characteristic of all snook is a distinctive black stripe, running longitudinally, roughly along the line of their bodies. They typically measure around 1-1/2 feet in length and weigh between 5 to 10 pounds. It’s important to note that snook season is closed from June 1 to August 31.
The Jack Crevalle, although closely related to the edible Pompano and Amberjack species, they have no culinary value. However, they are, arguably, the finest fighting fish on a pound-for-pound basis across all water bodies globally.
Whether you employ spin, plug, or fly tackle, a confrontation with a jack crevalle promises an unparalleled battle. From the moment of hooking to the eventual boat-side release, these popular fish offer relentless resistance.