Sebastian News

10-30-17 Monday: We have a decent bite at the inlet!

We have a chilly, windy morning at the inlet. North-Northwest winds are blowing at 12 mph, gusting to 18 and there is a moderate to heavy chop on the water. We have poor to hazardous boating conditions through this afternoon and NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect. Winds and seas are forecasted to diminish through the week. Be sure to check the NOAA forecast before boating and always use caution when navigating the inlet. Our inlet is small but can be treacherous.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that the Black Drum are back and biting well along with some other cool water species. Snook are still active but we will see that activity decrease with colder water coming in, they will start to take refuge in the warmer water in the river and canals. Active species include Reds, Spanish Mackerel up to 5 lbs., a lot of Jacks and a few Blues. The Sheepshead can’t be far behind. Although the outgoing tide is still murky the water is beginning to clean up. Thanks Tommy!

Our first photo today is courtesy of Greg Johnson. Greg sent in the photo of his girlfriend Kelsey Herring with a perfect 27″ Red she landed from the north jetty on October 14th using live mullet. Greg reported a real hot bite that day. The couple landed 13 fish including Jacks, Trout, Blues, Ladyfish and a small Snook. They had a fantastic day of fishing. Great catch Kelsey!

Check out the nice Trout in our second photo that Matt Barrett of Fellsmere landed on Oct. 26th. Matt was free lining live finger mullet on the south side of the inlet. Along with the 21″ Trout, Matt hooked up with a few nice Pompano. Sweet catches Matt!

SISP Info: Quiksilver’s King of the Peak surf contest will be held November 4th and 5th. For more information go to

Night Sounds Concert Hosted by the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park November 4th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., will showcase recording artist the Penny Creek.Band. The Penny Creek Band plays heart-felt, hard driving bluegrass music. Combining traditional bluegrass, vintage country, fresh originals material, tons of energy and excitement. The Penny Creek Band provides smooth harmonies, heavy rhythm, and dynamic instrumentation. Their music delivers tons of variety that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats while tapping their toes. The concert will take place at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. The concert is free with regular park entry fees. For more information about the concert please call (321) 984-4852 or visit or