The Comeback - Effects Of Cold Front On The Indian River Lagoon

2010-01-24 11:17:04
Sebastian, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Indian River Lagoon and St Sebastian River

The start of 2010 has brought a lot of cold weather and hardships for the fish populations. We had a string of record nights and daytime highs only in the 50's.I have observed multitudes of dead fish initially we saw Pilchard and Greenies along with ballyhoo then we began to see Ladyfish , Puffers, Grouper and Jacks then just this past week Snook and Tarpon . At that point I was very concerned but then this past Thursday and Friday we saw a lot of healthy large Snook in the Sebastian river. The amazing thing is that we continue to catch hundreds of Ladyfish and even got 1 small tarpon this past week. Also on Wed we got 5 Snook in the river. I think we are climbing out of the funk created by this record breaking cold front however I must implore everyone to practice catch and release until we see the results of our fish kill. Better days are coming !

Capt Mike

Fish Species: snook tarpon ladyfish and whatever bites
Bait Used:
Tackle Used: fly and spin
Method Used:
Water Depth: 2-12
Water Temperature: 47-66
Wind Direction: variable
Wind Speed: variable
Baby Tarpon
Baby Tarpon


Mike Peppe

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Area Reporting: Sebastian fl

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