Thursday, July 18, 2019

We are now in the middle of July, and the nearshore and inshore fishing is nothing short of being spectacular! During this time of the year, with the high temperatures, I always like to start my trips early and be off of the water before noon.
As of now, there are massive schools of snook around Sebastian Inlet. What is really cool, is that the water is so clear you can see them along with schools of giant Goliath grouper. When we are hooked up with a big snook it can be a difficult task trying to get them to the boat. The big grouper try to eat almost every fish we hook. So, there’s no taking your time reeling in these fish.
The nearshore fishing is good, too. There are tarpon, kings, jacks, and the occasional sailfish on the hook. Depending on tide, we usually start the day inshore for snook and then move to deeper water.
We did land a sailfish Tuesday, July 16th. I had a family from South Dakota that had never done a lot of fishing. When the sailfish hit the line I wasn’t sure if Greg would be able to land this once in a lifetime fish. Greg listened to every instruction and reeled his fish to the boat! I think I was just as excited as them!
The picture I’m posting is the sailfish we caught out of Sebastian Inlet just before the release. Keep in mind, sailfish are very fragile and are not to be taken out of the water. Many people may not realize that most sails will die if they are taken completely out of the water.
I want to thank everyone that has booked with East Coast Fishing Charters.
Capt. Don