jetty sheepshead

Mr. Lou with a sheepshead he caught on the jetty last week.

Good morning, Sebastian Inlet fishing family. Here is your abbreviated report for this week. Not much was happening at the inlet last week. The culprits included high winds, nasty water conditions, and the closure of the north jetty on Wednesday. I have no news as to when the jetty will reopen. State Park officials are doing their best to get it back open as soon as possible, so please be patient and bear with us. For information, call the north ranger station at (321) 984-4852. Thank you.

Now, for an overview of the fishing scene last week. About the only fish I saw caught over the weekend were some nice sheepshead on dead shrimp. Both sides of the inlet on the incoming tide along the rock shoreline, produced fish up to about 18 and 20 inches! Nice. Also, I did see a few of the jumbo bluefish caught, but not like we had a week ago, very dirty water has that shut down. Also, in those same areas and tides, there are some small black drum caught on live and dead shrimp, along with small and slot-sized snook on the south jetty, but they are mostly small. The rest of the inlet areas remain dirty and largely non-productive. We have dirty, cold water — it dropped back down to 62 degrees.

That’s it in a nutshell, folks.