At Sebastian Inlet, anglers are after the mangrove snapper, although the redfish and the catch-and-release snook are also biting. Plus, there are a lot of small fish that can be used as bait. Most anglers tell Sebastian Daily that live bait and spoons have been successful.
Right now, the place is teeming with mangrove snapper. You can use live bait, cut bait, or lures to catch them. But the best bait for them is live shrimp and Mud Minnows. You could also use little pinfish, sardines, finger mullet, or crabs.
Some anglers have also caught jack crevalles near the docks and South Jetty. But fishing hasn’t been great at high tide. The mangrove snappers also like to hang out near the pilings.
Most anglers say the incoming tide is the best time to catch a mangrove snapper. Just remember to check if the fish you catch is big enough to keep.
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Expect to see thunderstorms every afternoon this weekend. The inlet has seen a lot of lightning, so be careful and wait for the storms to pass.
Temperatures will be in the mid-90s, with overnight lows near 75 degrees. Winds are 5 to 10 mph. Despite the rain, there are good weather conditions for fishing.
Please drink plenty of fluids, such as water, to stay hydrated. Don’t risk having a heat stroke. We can expect days where the heat index is 105 to 107.
For boaters, the seas will be 2-3 feet all week, with a light chop on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Understanding Mangrove Snapper
If you want to catch a mangrove snapper, you should use a small hook like a #2 J hook or a 1/0 circle hook. Also, a small piece of shrimp is a great bait. And don’t forget to use a light 8 to 10-pound fluorocarbon leader.
Mangrove snapper, also known as gray snapper, are found in mangroves, inlets, pilings and bridges. But the younger ones like to stay in the mangroves. That’s why they got their name!
But the larger ones like to swim in open waters, reefs, and inlets. The Sebastian Inlet is a great place to catch big mangrove snappers.
Not only are they fun to catch, but they’re tasty too! They have a sweet and nutty taste, and their mild white meat is very versatile in cooking. Plus, their meat is flaky.
You can find a lot of snappers near the rocks and jetties of the Sebastian Inlet. These spots are full of small shellfish and baitfish, which the snappers love to eat.
Keeping up-to-date with the latest fishing trends and patterns is essential, and that’s why we have our Sebastian Inlet Fishing Report to provide a weekly brief summary of the current fishing conditions.