Sebastian News

11-01-17 Wednesday: Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Reds, Snook and Jacks

This morning we have North-northwest winds blowing at 3 mph, gusting to 5 and there is a light chop on the water. We have overcast skies but predictions are for a real nice day at the inlet and the rest of the week is looking promising as well. Get out and enjoy some fall fishing!

Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach fished the outgoing tide on Friday and reported a decent bite but not as good as the two previous mornings. Mike made up for it with a real nice 32″ Black Drum he landed on dead shrimp. Mike landed a total of four Drum that day. There was also a nice Spanish Mackerel bite, Mark and Ray are featured in photo two with 23″ and 28″ Macks, nice! Photos two – four are courtesy of Mike. Thanks for the photos, great catches gentlemen!

Our first photo features 11 year old Harry Loftus of Sebastian. Harry fished during the mullet run on the south side on the inlet, east of the T-Dock at sunset. Harry used a Yo-Zuri crystal minnow lure that caught the attention of this slot Snook, his very first one! Sometimes when there is an abundance of bait in the water and something new and different is tossed into the mix, the results can be very good. Awesome job Harry!

Red Snapper season is opening for recreational anglers for two weekends beginning Friday, November 3 – 5, 2017 and again on November 10 -12, 2017. Bag limit is one per person per day with no size limit. Please go to for more information or information on commercial fishing.

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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. For more information about the concert please call (321) 984-4852 or visit or