The weather at the Sebastian Inlet has been beautiful, and fishing has picked up with snook and redfish. The North Jetty has been more popular than the South Jetty, but overall, fishing is good no matter where you drop the hook & sinker.
Anglers tell Sebastian Daily there are some pompano and sheepshead, too, especially near the pilings and docks. The catwalk has also been busy.
Redfish are still only catch-and-release in the Indian River Lagoon region.
Brandon Mayo (pictured above) is from Miami and caught some snook using live shrimp as bait. He said it was his first time fishing at the Sebastian Inlet.
“This was my first time in Sebastian, and I absolutely loved it,” he said.
We also spoke with some boaters, and they’re catching cobia and catch-and-release snapper offshore near the inlet.
There are no small craft advisories, but waters will be choppy later in the week due to high wind gusts.
“Increasing north to northeast winds and building seas will produce poor boating conditions from mid to late week, especially well offshore,” the National Weather Service said.
- Monday – South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A dominant period 9 seconds. A moderate chop on the Intracoastal waters.
- Tuesday – Northwest winds 5 knots becoming east in the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. A dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the Intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
- Wednesday – North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. A moderate chop on the Intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
- Thursday – Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet.
- Friday – Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet.
Sebastian weather will be great this week, with mostly sunny skies. There are some showers expected on Wednesday.
We could see temperatures near 90 degrees by the weekend.
Our previous fishing report mentions that pompano fish will bite on silver spoons and other lures, mainly near the docks. That’s still true for this week.
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.
The pompano is probably one of the best-tasting fish to eat. Some anglers even refer to them as one of the planet’s most edible fish. These fish have no scales, so you cook them with the skin.
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 species you caught, and the bait you used. Please include your full name and the city where you live. We love to receive your fishing pictures too!