Sebastian Inlet still busy with surfing and fishing activities

Jacob Barker caught a redfish at the Sebastian Inlet.
Jacob Barker caught a redfish at the Sebastian Inlet.

The rain and rip currents still didn’t stop people from surfing and fishing in Sebastian.

We already know that redfish are biting at the Sebastian Inlet State Park. The snook harvest season is closed at this time by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), so they have to be released back into the waters.

Jacob Barker (see photo above) caught a redfish at the Sebastian Inlet.

Barker used a Shimano Saragosa 6000 topwater reel. Redfish are common at the inlet and are seen from Massachusetts to Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico to northern Mexico.

Hunter Wilcox caught a blacktip shark on the beach near the inlet. The shark is common to coastal tropical and subtropical waters around the world.

Blacktip sharks are catch & release.

Hunter Wilcox with a blacktip shark.
Hunter Wilcox with a blacktip shark.

“Caught on a bucktail jig with 100lb fluorocarbon leader. 11ft surf rod with 6500 size spinning reel,” Wilcox told Sebastian Daily.

Philip Jackson was surfing on a 7’2 FireWire ADDVance surfboard.

Philip Jackson surfing at the Sebastian Inlet.
Philip Jackson surfing at the Sebastian Inlet.

“The inlet is one of my most favorite places to surf. I have so much respect for the community and local crew,” Jackson told Sebastian Daily.

Cole McDade caught a 14 pound snook this week. Snook have to be released back into the waters since the harvest season ended.

Cole McDade caught a 14 pound snook.
Cole McDade caught a 14 pound snook.

“I caught it on a bucktail jig with a 9-foot surf rod and a van staal be 125,” McDade said.

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