The weather at the Sebastian Inlet has been comfortable to fish, sometimes chilly from the wind, but anglers don’t mind. There’s been a lot of activity this past week on the North and South Jetties.
Snook season opened on Feb. 1, but it’s not been very reassuring for some. But most of the anglers tell Sebastian Daily that it’s been active, and plenty of fish to go around.
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Babz Stewart caught a nice snook at the Sebastian Inlet State Park on the North Jetty using live shrimp. She told Sebastian Daily that she visits the inlet each week from Rockledge.
Stewart used a Penn Pursuit 4K reel, which features durable construction and a smooth gear system. It’s also ultra lightweight, corrosion-resistant graphite body and a powerful HT-100 drag system. A great value for anglers.
Other anglers say they are catching bluefish and jack crevalle on silver spoons everywhere in the inlet.
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, but you have to prepare them to cook. Other anglers say there is no food value from the jack crevalle.
Bluefish are good for eating, and catching them is easy. They are known as school fish, so they are seen in groups. But be careful when handling them because their teeth are very sharp.
Most of the bluefish caught around the two jetties at the inlet. However, some anglers catch them in the surf from the beaches.
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! Stay informed with our Sebastian Inlet Fishing Report.