Sebastian to Eau Gallie Forecast: May 2015


What a difference so far in 2015 vs. 2014. 2014 brought us cold fronts through April and in 2015, we are having summer in the middle of April and May should bring on more heat and the start of some afternoon thunderstorms on a regular basis. A lot of threadfin are on the beach outside of Sebastian Inlet and there have been snook, a few tarpon, kingfish, jacks and a bunch of sharks on the beach and they should be roaming the beaches throughout the entire month of May along with the bonito and kingfish. The snook and redfish bite at the jetty has been spotty but should improve through the month of May with good catches in the evening and daytime on live pinfish rigged on a 5/0VMC circle hook and 50lb leader.

There has been some mullet coming into the lagoon from the ocean and if you can find the schools concentrated, you should be able to find big trout on Rapala Skitterwalks and X Rap Pops around the bait pods as well as snook, reds and jacks. You may even find a few blues that are hanging around in the warmer waters. The mullet will be making their home along the mangrove shorelines in Honest Johns canals, Hog Point, and all the coves along the shorelines as well as most of the spoil islands and some of the few flats with grass along them.

The bull sharks and Jack crevalle are very active in all of the creeks from Sebastian to Melbourne already and should be there throughout the month of May. Rapala Skitterwalk topwater baits or the BX Minnow are go to hard baits, the DOA Shrimp is a go-to soft bait and live finger mullet are the go to baits for the guys looking for solid action. Look for shorelines and or docks with mullet or other baits around and key in on those areas. The mullet can be either free lined or fished under a natural cork. Best bite is early morning and at dusk.