Sebastian News

11-15-17 Wednesday: Snook, Reds, Jacks, Pompano, Sheepshead and Black Drum

We are still experiencing high winds and rough waters at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North-northeast at 23 mph and gusting to 26. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through Thursday evening. Poor to hazardous boating conditions for small craft will continue through the week. Winds should begin to subside on Saturday although seas are forecasted to remain high. Boaters may have a slight chance of getting out on Sunday but always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating as conditions can change very quickly.

We received an update from Tiffany Kelley of Ocoee who confirmed the rough conditions on Saturday. Tiffany and Felipe Gonzalez drove over from Ocoee to fish the north jetty. They saw Reds, Snook, Jacks, Lookdowns, Black Drum and Pompano coming over the rails. Tiffany landed a Snook that was just shy of the slot and returned it after a quick photo. Rain was coming down off and on all day but the afternoon turned very rough and she said it looked like a scene out of “Deadliest Catch”! It was tough keeping their footing as the waves crashed over the jetty and she only got one photo before she had to put her phone away to keep it dry. The bite was good, so they stayed until the Park closed the jetty then moved to the T-Dock where they landed Sheepshead and Jacks. After a few hours of fishing in heavy rain, they packed up around 8:00 p.m. and took home a nice variety of species. Thanks for the update and photo Tiffany!

Photos two and three feature Allan Noel of Melbourne with a couple of nice catches he landed November 5th. Although conditions were rough and seaweed was thick, the bite was good. Allan landed the nice 21″ Black Drum in photo two and the 31″ slot Snook in photo three. Very nice!

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Park events: Surf Fishing Workshop November 18th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Surf fishing class designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing. Discussions center on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach. Topics include rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more. Anglers should bring a pen/pencil and something to write on. Meet at the Sebastian Fishing Museum.