December 2018 Fishing Report for the Sebastian Inlet
Pompano have been in the Mix of Fishing near Sebastian Inlet
Captains Richard Bradley and Jim Ross hosting the Catch a Memory radio show aired on Saturday morning from 7:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. on WWBC 1510 AM, 94.7, 99.9 and 100.7 FM in Brevard County for the Space Coast’s only talk radio show dedicated to covering all things outdoors. Captain Richard is a regular contributor and guest co-host that’s often invited to share his fishing experiences on Florida’s Space Coast and Sebastian Inlet.
I haven’t been fishing at Sebastian since November, but when I left it the snook were chewing pretty good on the north Jetty and the top of the tide drifting the inlet with live croakers and finger mullet.
The big talk is the amount of pompano both on the beach and inside on the lagoon. Use sand fleas or small pompano jigs and you should be successful. There’s always a good mixed bag of other popular species like ladyfish and small jacks to keep you occupied.
Live bait fishing in the shallow water flats and along drop offs are producing sea trout, redfish and a few snook. I’ve talked to my other guide friends and they are having good luck when the weather cooperates.
Snook Season Closure
Remember that snook season closes this month so hurry up and get on it before the December 15 closure. There’s a pretty small slot limit for keepers between 28 – 32 inches and only one per angler, but that doesn’t seem to keep anglers from trying.
As I’m writing this report the cold fronts and north winds are starting to rustle, so it might signal the end of the fishing for a few days (excepting for the
If I find a day at Sebastian, I’ll try and append this report as I’ve been fishing the Mosquito Lagoon pretty hard.
I still haven’t had a day at Sebastian since late November and wanted to let everyone know, that unless things change, I’ll be fishing the Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River Lagoon. Check back for updates from time-to-time and I’ll try and notify you when things change.
Captain Richard Bradley
Charter Fishing Captain/Guide
Being a husband and father to three incredible women my life overflows with joy. As a lifelong resident and third generation Floridian, my passion is not only my family but the outdoors. It has been a great pleasure to take my family, friends, and customers on fishing excursions on Florida's east coast where I grew up for over five decades.
I love sharing my experiences and writing about my knowledge of where I live and often mix in my opinions and journeys. Please feel free to comment on my writings and express your views and experiences as well.
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp
When all else fails to produce a fish bite, I often pull out the Gulps. My favorite colors are New penny and pearl white, but don’t put too much thought into colors. A proper presentation and a hungry fish will most often get the bite.