Sebastian Inlet to Eau Gallie Causeway Inshore Report
Rain has been abundant late January and early February and with the rain, the locks in the freshwater creeks have opened and let too much freshwater into the lagoon and along the nearshore beaches near Sebastian. Fishing has slowed a bit but we have still been catching decent numbers of trout and redfish along the mangrove shorelines and along the spoil islands. Despite the freshwater influx, the pompano and Bluefish are still feeding well in the inlet and along the beaches south of the inlet.
Anglers fishing the spoil islands in the lagoon Should find good action with trout and ladyfish on the Storm Twitch Stick, Rapala Subwalk 7 and Mirrodines as well as soft plastics. The water should warm if we don’t get any bad fronts in March and the bait will get thicker around the islands and the predators will follow looking to fatten up. If the weather warms up enough throw your favorite topwater around the bait pods and you should be able to able to get into steady action.
The March nighttime bite in the inlet is still good for Redfish, Snook as well as bluefish and Jack Crevalle and a few sharks. The Snook and Reds will bucktails and hogy eels on outgoing tide from the jetty and Rapala Super Shad Raps trolled along the fenders under the bridge. Shrimp is a good bait this time of year for snook off the jetty, rig the shrimp a 5/0 VMC circle hook and 40lb Fluorocarbon leader.
Fish the beaches and look for big schools of Jack Crevalle for some excellent topwater action in March. Also keep your eyes open for Manta Rays and Cobia. Rapala XRap 14, Strategic Anglerlure Mikros, DOA Baitbusters and Hogy eels are all great baits to throw at the cobia.
Capt. Glyn Austin
Capt. Glyn Austin is a lifelong Brevard County Resident and full time inshore/nearshore fishing guide. Glyn runs a 23’ Shoalwater tunnel boat which is comfortable for up to 4 anglers and will let us get shallower than most flats boats for inshore fishing and offers a smooth dry ride when fishing the Inlet and nearshore waters of Brevard County.