Sebastian Inlet to Eau Gallie Fishing Report: June 2014

Sebastian Inshore Fishing Report

T he winds and cold fronts have continued through May and hopefully we will finally get some calm weather like we are used to in June. Sebastian Inlet fishing has been pretty good and will get better in June with big redfish, snook and big Jack crevalle eating pinfish, pigfish and Threadfin herring. The jacks have been the pickiest, but live baits will get them fired up. The pompano are also still working the inlet with some really good fish caught each day on Doc’s goofy jigs. Work the tip of the jetties and along the trough in the beaches for good action the entire month of June.

The schools of jacks have been along the beach along with some sharks and a few tarpon mixing in with the small schools of mullet along the surf. Schools of bonito have been off the beach a little bit feeding on the schools of glass minnows and threadfins. But the winds have been up all May and fishing the beach has been difficult with the wind and waves. Throughout June, look for lighter winds and even more activity along the beaches from Sebastian to Melbourne Beach. Best opportunities are to catch live threadfins using a number 8 sabikis and fish a few baits on VMC circle hooks using fluorocarbon leader along the edges of the bait pods and along any structure you can find along the beach. Keep an eye out for fish busting the schools of bait, tarpon rolling, free swimming cobia as well as king mackerel and spinner sharks jumping through the bait pods and fish any areas you are seeing the predators.

The Sebastian River, Turkey Creek, Crane Creek and the Eau Gallie River should be very productive the entire month of June with action from sharks, jacks, snook and tarpon. If artificial baits are your preference, throw Skitterwalks early morning and evenings in the mullet pattern and give the Rapala BX Minnow a shot for
subsurface baits. Best bite is at early light in the morning or evening or after a hard rain in the afternoon using live or chunks of mullet on a 5/0 to 7/0 VMC Circle hook rigged with 30-50lb leader depending on the size of the tarpon. If you are dock fishing for snook use 40- 50lb leader to have any success pulling the big snook out of the dock structure. Multiple hookups on tarpon and snook are common every trip.