Sebastian to Eau Gallie Causeway Inshore Report: April 2014


The action in Sebastian Inlet has been good for several months with a lot of pompano, jacks, bluefish and mackerel. The action in the inlet is good with the jacks, reds and snook eating well at night on live bait and jigs. The snook bite on live bait at the jetty has been hit or miss during the day, with some slot size snook caught on shrimp and pinfish. The pompano bite has slowed down but you can still find a few good fish moving through the inlet and along the beaches near the inlet. Bonito and big schools of jacks will be roaming the beaches close to the inlet and provide a lot of fun for anglers.

With more bait in the lagoon and the clean water, the trout and redfish have been easier to target. Black Point, Mullet Creek, Snag Harbor and Hog Point are all good areas to target trout, reds and snook. Look for schools of bait roaming the shorelines and work those areas. Also target the drop offs around the spoil islands and any flats with grass. The topwater action will improve for the species mentioned above as well as jacks and ladyfish also which are fun to catch on light tackle.

Crane Creek and Turkey Creek snook and tarpon action will heat up with the warmer waters in April. Juvenile tarpon as well as jacks and ladyfish should be feeding on finger mullet. Rapala Skitterwalks or subsurface baits like the Rapala BX Minnow or BX Swimmer are great go to baits or fish a live finger mullet or shrimp on a VMC circle hook under docks or along the sea walls. The sharks are in the creeks in good numbers now looking for an easy meal. Chunk baits or live pinfish or mullet will work well. In some areas anglers will be able to sight fish the smaller bull sharks, but be prepared to hook up to some larger sharks as well.

Capt. Glyn Austin