Sebastian News

11-22-17 Wednesday: Reds, Black Drum, Snook, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Blues, Trout, Sheepshead and more!

We have a beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North-northeast at 8mph, gusting to 10 and there is a moderate chop on the water. The forecast is for a mostly sunny day today with showers and thunderstorms predicted for Thursday and Friday. A cold front is predicted to move in over the weekend which could dry things up and give the boaters an opportunity to get off the dock. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating.

We’re seeing some nice catches in the Lagoon including good sized Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Bluefish, Big Jacks, Reds, Snook, Sheepshead, Black Drum and Trout. Most of those species can be landed off both jetties the T-Dock, beaches, inlet rocks and shoreline as well. Fishing is at its peak this time of year, get out and wet a line!

Our first three photos today are courtesy of Tina Vick of Dandrige TN. Tina was here with family a couple of weeks ago and had an opportunity to get out and fish the inlet. Although conditions were less than desirable, the fish were biting and great time was had by all. Our first photo features Tina with a 20 lb. Jack Crevalle that probably put up a fantastic fight! Photo two features Brooks Vick of Dandridge with a 31″ slot Snook and photo three features Stephen Vick with a big, 24 lb. Redfish! Nice catches Vick family!

Photo four features inlet regular Bill Hillman of Kissimmee. Bill landed his nice 31″ slot Snook while free lining live shrimp. Way to go Bill!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a safe holiday weekend. The District office will be closed until Monday. The Sebastian Inlet State Park will be open 24/7 as usual.

Park Info: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Sebastian Inlet State Park will hold the next show in the Night Sounds concert series on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, the concert will showcase recording artist Rod MacDonald. Rod MacDonald is a folk singer and songwriter, novelist, and educator. Since the mid-seventies he has released 11 solo recordings in the United States, 8 in Europe, and 21 songs with Smithsonian Folkways. His CD “Later that Night” reached the top ten in national folk music charts in 2014. His songs possess words that go straight into your heart and soul. The concert is free with regular park admission. For more information about the concert please call (321) 984-4852 or visit http://www.rodmacdonald.net or www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet.