Sebastian Inlet Offshore Fishing Report: May 2014

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W ell April did bring the showers so if you were able to get out great. Let’s hope the WINDS start moving away so we can take advantage of the great fishing our waters have to offer. The cobia are still around and should be showing up on the wrecks and ledges so be prepared to have a pitch bait ready when the nosey bomber shows up. The weather is getting better and the water temperature is starting to rise. When I wrote this, the water temperature went up five degrees in one week which is great for other fish to move in.

The bottom fishing has been producing great numbers of sea bass and other species. Triggerfish and grouper have also been plentiful.

Grouper season will reopen May 1 so be ready to work your muscles hard. You will need to go deep to get them, look around the 110-200ft areas to get the bigger size fish.

The tripletail are still around and being caught in good numbers, look for weeds, debris or other floating matter. Once you hook into a tripletail its game on. This fish is great to catch on light tackle. I enjoy that the best.

The mahi bite has been slow than usual so for this year, not seeing the numbers as before. I can’t stress enough to watch the waters as you head out to deep water, I have heard and seen mahi being caught in 80-240ft. of water. Remember, the waters have been going through so many changes. I have been slow trolling to get them to bite.

In closing, I want to stress to everyone when they get on the water to be very cautious. The turtles are showing up and ready to come ashore and lay their eggs.