There were a few anglers out at the Sebastian Inlet right before New Year’s Eve catching snook, redfish, and pompano in Sebastian, Florida. The flounder are starting to bite near the South Jetty.
Most anglers were using live shrimp, fiddler crabs, or spoons. In this report, we’ll mention the fish a couple of anglers caught along with their bait and reels.
The North Jetty at the Sebastian Inlet remains closed, but anglers by boat are catching sheepshead on the incoming tide using live fiddler crabs as bait.
Anglers are catching sheepshead on the catwalks at the inlet behind the bridge pilings. Anglers are also catching small snook and flounder.
Captain Shane Trottier
Captain Shane Trottier, of Malabar, caught some fish near the North Jetty. Trottier is with Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charters. He and his anglers caught redfish and snook (currently catch-and-release only).
“I fish the Sebastian area pretty regularly fishes in Sebastian,” he told Sebastian Daily.
Trottier used live shrimp as bait on a Penn Spinfisher 3500 reel. The reel size can support a rod up to 10 feet long and is designed for inshore fishing.
Many people use the reel size in places like the inlet, rivers, creeks, and jetties. It features a rubber gasket that keeps superline from slipping and line capacity rings, so you will always know how much line is left during a tough angling fight.
Alex Catches First Pompano
Alex was on the southside dock near the camping area when she caught her first pompano. She’s from Punta Gorda, Florida.
“My first time fishing the Atlantic coast and Sebastian,” she told Sebastian Daily.
Alex (IG: Alexandrabfishin) used a Johnson Sprite Spoon for her catch. It’s an inshore lure with a unique zig-zag wobble that sends vibrations through the water.
She used a Quantum Smoke Combo reel for gear, which delivers perfect cranking power and strength to cast heavy lures. It’s good for inshore fishing and has some features that allow the angler to feel the terrain under the water.
If you plan to do some fishing, email us how you did and the tackle you used. We love to receive your fishing pictures too!