The water near the Sebastian Inlet has been dirty from the weather and surf, but the snook don’t seem to mind. However, unfortunately, it does chase away other fish.
Anglers are telling Sebastian Daily they are catching jack crevalles, sheepshead, and snook.
The high winds at the Inlet will continue through next weekend, which also means the surf will be crazy. However, the temperature will be warmer this week, and you can read more at our Sebastian weather forecast.
If you’re boating near the inlet, please exercise caution, as the seas are rough this week. If you plan to use the North Jetty or South Jetty, you’ll need a good windbreaker or jacket. It’s cold out there on the water.
Ryan Scholl of Palm Bay (pictured above) caught a 26-inch snook south of the Sebastian Inlet State Park using artificial thumper shrimp as bait.
“I fish Sebastian area at least once a week,” Scholl told Sebastian Daily.
He used a Penn Battle 3 reel, which features a full metal body and sideplate. It comes with CNC Gear technology and HT-100 carbon fiber drag washers. It’s a popular reel for anglers at the Inlet.
For the fishing rod, Scholl used the Penn Battalion 2, which features strength, performance, and dependability. In addition, it’s lightweight for moderate fast rod action.
Duke Thompson, 14, of Vero Beach, caught two black drum, and a snook using live shrimp as bait. He caught the fish during the windiest days of the year.
Thompson is a straight-A student and a member of the Junior Honor Society. He’s also an excellent angler who loves fishing.
Black drums are usually caught inshore in the Indian River Lagoon or the St. Sebastian River. It is common for these fish to take both live and dead bait, making them popular with anglers, including fly fishermen.
The Black drum is edible, with a moderate flavor, and it is not oily. Some restaurants in Florida serve smaller black drums.
Snook meat is white and is excellent to eat when cooked right. It’s best eaten fresh because it doesn’t freeze well. They are easy to clean and not as bony as sheepshead or redfish.
Just remove the fillet, remove the skin, add some seasonings or marinade, and put it in the fridge. Then, it’s ready to cook.
Jack Crevalle are popular near the Sebastian Inlet and is closely related to pompano and amberjack. Many anglers say they are good fighting fish, an experience nothing you’ve seen before.
Regarding eating, anglers say they aren’t the best, and you have to prepare them to cook. Other anglers say there is no food value from the jack crevalle.
If you plan to do some fishing, send us an email (or tag us @sebastian_daily on Instagram) with a picture of your catch, the fish you caught, and the reel & bait you used. Please include your full name and the city where you live. We love to receive your fishing pictures too!