Sebastian News

3/14/18 Wednesday: Slow bite………

Winds are blowing out of the West-Northwest at 6 mph, gusting to 10 and there is a moderate chop on the water.  Conditions are looking much better at the inlet but NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution due to the northwest winds.  Winds will shift to the North this afternoon.

We received an update from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty on Monday afternoon from 1:00 – 4:30. He didn’t have good news.  The bite was incredibly slow, so slow that he didn’t even get a bite the entire time!  A good group of inlet regulars were out and the story was the same up and down the jetty, very few fish.  Mike saw 2 undersized Black Drum that were landed and returned, 1 short Snook and 1 Snook that was in the slot.  That was the grand tally for Monday afternoon.  Hopefully with conditions starting to settle down, we’ll see it pick up.  Thanks Mike!

Or angler of the day is David Guttmann of Orlando with a real nice 20” Sheepshead he landed off the north jetty a couple of weeks ago.  Nice catch David!

Park info:  Sebastian Inlet State Park will hold a Night Sounds concert series on Saturday, March 31, 2018.  Hosted by the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, the concert will showcase recording artists Diamond Dixie.  Diamond Dixie is an up and coming country duo, from Orlando, Florida, consisting of sister, Gabriela and Bianca LeDuc.  Diamond Dixie plays their own special versions of covers and original music, as well as fun videos.  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  For information about Diamond Dixie visit or

On Sundays in March and April, the Sebastian Inlet State Park will be offering a Ranger-led leisurely walk from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.  Learn about the Park and the plants and animals that call it home.  Meet at the Sebastian Inlet State Park Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat, water and sun protection.  Polarized sunglasses and/or binoculars are recommended but not necessary.  The event is free with regular Park admission.  For more information, call Ranger Terry O’Toole at 772-388-2750.

Call the Sebastian Inlet Marina at 321-724-5424 to inquire about their kayak tours, they are weather dependent.